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What small businesses in the UK want from Budget 2015

Small businesses can be the driving force behind long-term economic prosperity, so we wanted to discover exactly what small businesses want from the upcoming UK Budget announcement on 18th March 2015. In collaboration with YouGov, we surveyed 818 senior decision makers from small businesses, asking them what they wanted to see from Budget 2015. The results – ranked…

The 6 biggest killers of productivity

There are lots of factors that can impact workplace productivity in a negative way, so we’ve called out our top six to help you identify potential issues and opportunities for change in your own company. 1. Impromptu meetings When meetings are booked into your diary you can plan around them, scheduling your day to make…

5 secrets to motivating your team

Most companies have some idea of how to motivate their employees, however many ignore the emotional and developmental needs of their staff. In this blog post, we highlight five key areas that you can use to make your team more motivated and happy in the workplace. 1. Responsibility Frederick Herzberg, famous for the Motivator-Hygiene theory,…

Success in meetings: How to be the most confident person in the room

Ever wondered why some people seem to ooze confidence and others… well, just don’t? We’ve created a list of quick-fix methods that you can put into practice to go from shy retiring wallflower to someone who commands attention. 1. Stop slumping In the next meeting you’re in, take a look at your colleagues sitting around…

6 online marketing tips for small businesses

Small businesses are often time poor when it comes to marketing their own business, with client demands frequently stretching internal resource to the limit. Therefore, it’s important that marketing activity is undertaken efficiently and delivers optimum return on investment. We’ve created some quick win tips to help you make the most of your marketing budgets…

9 reasons to start your own business

Starting your own business is a dream for many people and, even in the current economic climate, research cited by The Telegraph Online in this article suggests that the number of under-35s starting businesses has increased by more than 70% since 2006. So, what are the main reasons for starting your own business? We delve…

5 changes to your working day that will reduce stress

1. Be kind to others We all experience stress at work, times when we can’t see the light at the end of a tunnel of deadlines and internal pressures. One common trap to fall into is taking this out on others, which will make you feel worse than you already do. In fact, being kind…

Finding the right office space for your sector – Flexioffices case studies

No matter what your sector, finding the perfect office space for your business should never be a headache. Three very diverse clients came to us with their requirements for London office space and in this blog post we shine the spotlight on each project, including the solutions and challenges that our dedicated team deliver against…

Office Space Race around our Shoreditch office spaces

Fancy yourself as a bit of a runner? We recently challenged bloggers with an interest in running and fitness to take on the ‘Office Space Race Challenge’ – a route designed to take each blogger around some of our sought after Shoreditch office space. The Office Space Race was created to draw attention to the inextricable…

The most irritating office behaviours in the UK (UK-wide survey results)

Ever had a colleague with working habits that rub you up the wrong way? We’ve carried out a UK wide survey to find out which behaviours displayed by workers in offices across the nation really grind people’s gears? The results from 2,005 survey recipients are in, with revealing results: Number 1: ‘The blame dodger’ The…