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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

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

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

The ‘Hub and Spoke’ office model explained, plus its benefits for larger businesses

Here’s a look into how exactly the ‘hub and spoke’ workspace model can benefit your business. In the world of commercial property, ‘hub and spoke’ refers to a more flexible workspace and working style. As opposed to the more traditional headquarters model - in which a business operates from a single, larger city centre head office - ‘hub and spoke’ offices allow employees to work from either their city hub or a dedicated, strategic spoke location, including more regional workspaces.

01 Jul 20

Remote teams are part of the new normal: here’s how you can manage them

The coronavirus pandemic has meant that teams who might normally work together in an office have been forced to operate remotely. This has brought new challenges for everyone, but particularly for business owners and leaders who have had to adapt to managing people spread across disparate locations. But with careful thought, these challenges can be overcome.

04 Jun 20

Preparing for a safe return to the workplace during COVID-19

Society is now accepting that social distancing is likely to play a large part in the foreseeable future. It’s vital that, as the nation begins to filter back into workplaces, businesses are preparing to take new measures to ensure the safety of their employees and visitors. Here is a summary of recommended measures to ensure your workplace is COVID-19 secure.

18 May 20