Briefcase, Bag or Backpack

Posted on July 14th, 2009

What you carry with you to work says as much about you as what you wear. You want to make the right first impression on the people you meet, colleagues, clients or employees. If you are a manager of a department your worn out backpack may make you look more like an ageing student. A good quality leather briefcase will keep all your important documents safe and tidy, or a smart handbag or manbag. In this hi-tech era you may also need to take a laptop with you to work or meetings and presentations, so a professional bag with suitable shoulder support is a must. Read More »

H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu)

Posted on June 14th, 2009

Swine Flu or the Novel Influenza A H1N1 virus is sweeping the USA, with more cases being reported daily. The World Health Organisation (WHO) raised the pandemic alert level to Phase 6 on the 11th of June 2009. The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)’has issued advice and guidelines along with taking steps to respond to the outbreak.

We all need to be aware of the symptoms so that we can recognize if someone has the virus and what to do next. The symptoms of Swine Flu are very similar to seasonal flu and include:

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Office Team Building

Posted on May 15th, 2009

Working as a team is essential to the overall success of you businesses and developing an effective teamwork structure within your organization takes understanding and experience. Belonging to a team and contributing to the ‘whole’ produces far greater results than everyone going it alone and will improve motivation and communication. Each individual has a particular job within group, but you are all striving for the same goals and the same overall objectives, so being able to see the bigger picture is very important.

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The Green Office – Recycling

Posted on April 23rd, 2009
Office Recycling

Office Recycling

Every office should have a recycling scheme in place, our planet is our responsibility and the waste recycling habits you keep at home should be continued in the workplace. There are many types of waste products that can be recycled in the office, from paper to computers.

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Planning your 9 to 5 Day

Posted on April 10th, 2009

The best way to get the most out of your working day is to plan ahead, schedule tasks and organize your time efficiently. Prioritizing your workload so you get the most important jobs finished first is essential, no matter what your position in the company.

Here are some tips to help you manage your time effectively:

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Weird and Wacky buildings from around the World

Posted on March 10th, 2009

Interested in odd or unusual architecture? We have compiled a list of our favorites for your viewing pleasure, some defy all reason, if not gravity!

Stone House (Guimaraes, Portugal)

Stone House (Guimaraes, Portugal)

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Dirty desks can damage your health!

Posted on March 4th, 2009

Just because your desk is tidy doesn’t mean it isn’t a health risk, it’s the germs and microorganisms we can’t see with the naked eye that are getting us sick. A study has found that computer keyboards can contain 400 times more bacteria than your average toilet seat, just think about that while you’re typing away! Eating lunch at your desks is a no no, as it spreads particles perfect for bacteria to feast on. And women’s desks are often worse than men’s, as they apply cosmetics at their desks.

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Moving to New Offices

Posted on February 10th, 2009

Moving to New Offices

Moving your company to a new office is an exciting time, but it can also be a very hectic time as well. A new office means that the company is growing and you need to find more space to accommodate the growth. However the logistics involved in moving an entire company to a new office can be intimidating.

The best way to handle an office move is to plan ahead and consider bringing in some professionals. If you are going to take the do it yourself approach, then there are several considerations you need to make as you plan this milestone moment for your organization.

Put Together a Planning Committee

You need to create a moving committee made up of one person from each part of the company, or each department. When you have one person from each department, you will have the broad range of input you need to plan a proper move. Read More »

Get your business featured on Offices.net News

Posted on February 3rd, 2009

Office.net News is inviting small businesses to showcase their success stories and share tips and experiences on how to graduate from the home office to rented business accommodation smoothly and hassle-free.

Would you describe your transition from being home-based to operating from a rented office facility as straightforward? Is it more beneficial to lease short term office space or is it better to commit to a longer term accommodation contract? Is there any advice you can give to small businesses in the same situation? What worked best for you and your business?

From California to Florida, no matter what your location is, we would love to hear from you. Please send us a short introduction to your business and we will get in touch.

Offices.net provides thousands of small and home-based businesses with a free office space listing service, simplifying the process of finding suitable office accommodation and offering affordable flexible rental solutions.

Finding the perfect location for your business

Posted on January 29th, 2009

The mantra location, location, location is as true today as it ever was. Where your offices premises are can make or break your business. You need to research this very carefully, compile pros and cons and get it right first time. It’s no point moving into offices with low overheads in an out of the way area only to find that your clients or business partners can’t find you. In this case a penny saved is not a penny earned.

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