It’s only six weeks until the UK goes to the polls to decide if the country should remain in the European Union. On June 23rd people can decide to stay or leave after over 40 years of membership.
Here we ask UK business owners if they think Brexit will be good or bad for their businesses. We are particularly keen to hear the views of serviced office providers, flexible workspace providers and businesses who use these services.
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Thank you for your time. We will be publishing the results of the survey on 16th May on our social media channels and here on the blog.
Why do people leave a business? It’s an old question that’s asked time and again. The problem of losing good people has blighted many businesses over the years and it’s widely accepted that the biggest single cost for all businesses is its people. So why is it that your best people just decide to leave?
When you set out on your journey to find a new or alternative office space it’s easy to think that the process can be quick and simple. In the last ten years the number of flexible workspace providers has risen by 14%, helped by the rise of successful businesses like Wework, amongst others. Recent growth in London has been outpacing most of the rest of the UK, and with many providers also growing the number of locations they have on offer, the choice can feel a little overwhelming.
You don’t have to be a FTSE 250 or a Fortune 500 company to have a contingency plan in place in case the worst should happen. More and more SME businesses are drafting their own business continuity (BC) plans to ensure their businesses continue even in the worst case scenario.
Workspace options have undergone a huge amount of change over the last five years. With the explosion in collaborative co-working spaces and the development of “pay-as-you-go” services from providers like WeWork, it’s fair to say serviced offices have had to do a lot to keep up.
Over the last 5 years the serviced office sector has seen a staggering level of growth. In 2015 the number of new business centres rose by 4% to over 2,300 across the UK. With occupancy levels at an all time high, growth across the sector is continuing in the first quarter of 2016.
These days most businesses are using one or more social media platforms to various levels of success. As a method of driving traffic to your website, social media has been proven to deliver up to 30% of total traffic according to a survey carried out by Shareaholic.
The need to make office space search as easy as possible on mobile devices has led Loc8 Commercial to launch a new mobile search based website.
Grasping the pace of change in tech development is becoming a skill we all have to master. But putting this new tech to work to help enhance your business and drive performance and productivity is still something many businesses have yet to do.
It’s fair to say that the choice of office locations in London can prove to be quite daunting and making the right decision about your new business address is really important for your company’s future growth.