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The rise in start-ups during the coronavirus lockdown

Despite the coronavirus lockdown, June 2020 was a record-breaking month for new business creation in the UK, with entrepreneurs forming a total of 77,574 new start-up companies (a year-on-year increase of 47%). We’ve also seen a spike in demand for office space from newly formed businesses. Join us as we unpack some of the reasons behind the increased numbers of start-ups being formed across the UK. We’ll also share top tips on what it takes to become a successful start-up based on our chats with a career coach who launched his business during the lockdown and is helping others to do the same.

18 Sep 20

How to communicate between satellite offices

Satellite offices are becoming an increasingly common phenomenon. Whilst there are plenty of benefits to regionally distributed setups and the hub and spoke office model, organising effective communication between offices can be challenging without the right approach. This BizSpace guide offers some top tips on how to communicate effectively between satellite offices. Beginning with a section on organising your people and processes, we’ll move on to explore remote communication and how you can encourage cross-office collaboration.

11 Sep 20

New Face at BizSpace: The Rainbow Hub, Swindon

After over 20 years as a Support Worker, Anita Wellsteed recently decided to take the plunge and start her own not-for-profit organisation, The Rainbow Hub, supporting disabled adults and children in Swindon. Anita has chosen BizSpace Swindon to create her safe and secure space, where she says “people with additional needs can visit and find a pot of gold at the end of their rainbow.” Learn more about The Rainbow Hub here.

04 Sep 20

What is it like to work in a satellite office?

As hub and spoke offices increase in popularity and FTSE 100 firms look to adopt decentralised workplace models, many of our customers have been asking us what it’s actually like to work in a satellite office. Join us while we explore what these setups are like for employees and what employers can do to offer the best experience.

27 Aug 20

All is Wells in East Northants

BizSpace, in partnership with East Northamptonshire Council, is providing small businesses in East Northamptonshire with a dedicated, purpose-built business centre. In June 2020, Enterprise Centre East Northants reached completion and the builders handed over the keys. While East Northamptonshire Council owns the building, BizSpace has been chosen to operate the centre on their behalf. But who is leading the charge on the ground? Our brand new Business Centre Manager, Fiona Wells.

21 Aug 20

Does converting to a decentralised workspace model still sound daunting? Try our industry-approved step-by-step guide

The commercial property industry is adapting to a major shift in how businesses are thinking about their property requirements due to COVID-19. Many businesses are exploring new working models after many of their teams successfully worked from home during lockdown. Businesses now realise there are alternative ways to work – and in turn, there are alternative workspace models to go with it. If you do know about these models, chances are you might appreciate some thoughts on actually implementing the right alternative office model for you. Here’s a suggested step by step guide from BizSpace.

12 Aug 20

Meet Chris, Founder and Hypnotherapist at Chris Chilton Hypnotherapy | BizFaces

Meet Chris Chilton, Founder and Hypnotherapist at Chris Chilton Hypnotherapy, based out of BizSpace Littlehampton. As well as being an established and passionate problem-solver, Chris loves clay pigeon shooting and walking on his local beach. Discover what makes his business buzz during this interview at our centre in February 2020.

29 Jul 20

What is a Satellite Office?

Businesses are now finally able to return to some sense of normality in our post-COVID society. There has been plenty of news about companies like Twitter, Google and Facebook extending their work-from-home policies “forever” (or until 2021). But the reality is that a lot of businesses would not be able to function working remotely permanently. The other, more hard-hitting reality is that employees who err on the side of caution are reluctant to return to their offices in the first place, as this involves public transport and avoidable long commutes to busy cities.

27 Jul 20