Centre News

Business Support Service for Winchester

WINCHESTER City Council is hoping bids will come in for a new business support service to help firms in the district. The service will run for two-years from June 1 and help provide training, networking, one-to-one advice sessions and mentoring.

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Ultimate hosting: five top tips for leading more productive meetings

Meetings get a lot of bad press, with productivity ‘gurus’ in particular frequently claiming that companies waste too much time in them. However, rather than quitting meetings altogether, we can rethink how to use that time more effectively. Here we take a look at five ways you can make your meetings more productive.

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The Business Network International (BNI) found that 75 per cent of business owners are put off engaging with a small business because of its lack of social media presence. With over 270 million Twitter users and 1.2 billion Facebook users, there is hard evidence that social media is a powerful tool for business owners, however many SMEs are still reluctant to build an online following.

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The inception of any business is both thrilling and terrifying. In order to rapidly grow your company, it’s important to consider taking calculated risks, but you need to have confidence that these will pay off. Getting your business to the stage of being able to expand its workforce is a major milestone for any startup owner, but employing extra staff too soon, or creating unnecessary roles, can have a costly effect and in some cases, spell the end of your dream of being your own boss. So what are the signs that your business is ready to make its first hire?

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Louise Amphlett, Lifetime Pet Cover

I love working here at Basepoint. The environment is warm & friendly while still being very professional. The facilities are great and the available business services are…

Martin Sayers, Hatch Homes Accelerator Ltd

When starting a new business your time is divided between the work and the red tape. Taking a Unit in Basepoint was one of our best decisions. The supportive friendly st…

Deborah Goode, WPA Healthcare

I attended the GEW event as an exhibitor and was blown away with how well run the event was, the number and caliber of the attendees. I will not hesitate to attend again …