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What Brexit? Why business is thriving in the City of London

More than one year since the UK voted to leave the European Union, the economic meltdown that was predicted has failed to materialise. In fact, London, and in particular the major financial district at the heart of the City, is thriving.

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Posted in: Running a Business by i2Office on 28th September 2017

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What makes an office perk work?

Private medical insurance, gym membership, free lunch on Wednesdays—whatever it is, an office perk can make any job sound more attractive. But how do you ensure that an office perk actually works?

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Posted in: Running a Business by i2Office on 21st September 2017

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How to get more bang for your buck when hiring freelancers

Working with freelancers can be hugely beneficial to your business. However, it’s important to work alongside your freelancer, and here are a few tips to ensure you get the most out of their skills for your business.

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Posted in: Running a Business by i2Office on 03rd August 2017

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Why culture is the key to securing your company's future

We discuss how a good corporate culture can benefit your business, and why culture is even more important for businesses without a permanent office, who instead co-work or work from serviced offices.

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Posted in: Running a Business by i2Office on 29th June 2017

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Instagram inspiration for your brand

If you want to stand out on Instagram, you need to do something different. So, here’s our rundown of the best branded Instagram profiles to inspire you to create your own brand identity online.

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Posted in: Running a Business by i2Office on 14th June 2017

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How to convey brand with your serviced office

It’s all too easy for businesses operating out of serviced offices to neglect branding entirely, seeing as these office spaces come ready-fitted with all the infrastructure and facilities your business needs to operate. There are, however, plenty of ways to get your walls talking, by leveraging your office or workspace to portray your business’s specific story or image.

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Posted in: Running a Business by i2Office on 25th April 2017

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Five employees every office needs

Employees are the backbone of any business, which means it’s crucial to find the right balance of skills and personalities. No two employees are the same, nor would you want them to be, but it’s vital you carefully consider every hire to make sure each employee fulfils the right role to ensure your overall success.

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Posted in: Running a Business by i2Office on 17th April 2017

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Why leaders need to be open minded

Business leaders must learn to be more open minded, which means being receptive to the views, ideas and knowledge of others. An open mind can be an unstoppable force in driving business strategy, building culture and enhancing the financial performance of your company. Here are four reasons why.

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Posted in: Running a Business by i2Office on 11th April 2017

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Why failure can be the best thing to happen to your business

Whether you’re a modern startup working from one of our serviced offices, or a bigger business that wants to foster a more positive company culture, no business is too large or too small to learn from their mistakes. In fact, failure might just be the best thing to happen to your business, here’s why.

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Posted in: Running a Business by i2Office on 03rd April 2017

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Instagram inspiration for your home office

The key to success for any home or remote worker is a carefully designed home office that inspires you to be productive. Here’s our round-up of the best Instagram accounts to get you started with practical solutions, and a spark of creativity to get you striving for success from your home office.

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Posted in: Running a Business by i2Office on 24th March 2017

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Why does office location matter?

While businesses are increasingly likely to operate across global markets, and advances in technology and communications allow a company to source anything from any place at any time, the location of your office can still make or break a business. If you’re choosing from our top city-centre locations for a serviced office address, here’s why location matters.

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Posted in: Running a Business by i2Office on 08th March 2017

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Entrepreneurs you should follow on Twitter

Here are six entrepreneurs with the most useful, insightful and entertaining tweets.

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Posted in: Productivity Tips & Tools, Running a Business by i2Office on 10th February 2017

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The ultimate SME reading list (books that shook up the business world)

Every once in awhile, an entrepreneurial book comes along that shakes things up so much that whoever doesn’t read it is left behind. Here is a list of essential reading for all seasoned entrepreneurs and business newbies.

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Posted in: Running a Business by i2Office on 08th February 2017

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The rise of the stoic entrepreneur

Stoicism was an ancient philosophy of personal ethics, but one which can be applied to the modern business environment. Channelling a traditional stoic entrepreneurs can consider in context how far they have come with their business, and appreciate what they already have.

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Posted in: Running a Business by i2Office on 09th January 2017

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TED Talks for startups

TED talks can be a goldmine of knowledge, ideas and motivation for startups. Entrepreneurs can benefit from the experiences of some of the world's most innovative and influential speakers and thought leaders.

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Posted in: Running a Business by i2Office on 16th November 2016

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Your Lunch Break Sorted: TED Talks for Entrepreneurs

Feeling guilty about taking a lunch break? We’ve got just the answer: Put on a TED Talk and you’ll spend your downtime in the company of some of the world’s finest minds. In the first of this series we’ve put together some of our favourite talks on finding finding work-life balance. Rethink ...

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Posted in: Running a Business by i2Office on 21st September 2016

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Mid life crisis or mid life career win? Why 40+ is a good time to start a business.

Life begins at 40 is a famous adage. But starting a business at 40? Is that a mature venture or just a vintage operation bound to fail? Not long ago, the Duke of York appealed to entrepreneurs to apply for the next Pitch@Palace event in November where 15 entrepreneurs pitch their ideas in front o...

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Posted in: Running a Business by i2Office on 19th September 2016

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Is your dress code damaging your business?

How important is a dress code in the workplace? Look no further than PwC. Their strict dress code resulted in a scandal which led to a wealth of unwanted media attention and an online petition that amassed over 150,000 signatures. What can your business learn from this?

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Posted in: Running a Business by i2Office on 03rd August 2016

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How to deal with conflict in the workplace

Sometimes conflict in the office is unavoidable. And if not handled properly, conflict at work can lead to a drain in productivity, wasted resources, and to a negative public image of the company. Here's how to deal with conflict in the workplace.

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Posted in: Running a Business by i2Office on 12th July 2016

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The benefits of accepting boomerang employees with open arms

A boomerang employee is an employee who leaves the company for any of a variety of reasons and returns later looking for a job. The boomerang employee is on the rise in this day and age, is it time that businesses thought seriously about how exactly they approach this almost entirely inevitable situation?

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Posted in: Running a Business by i2Office on 06th July 2016

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How Can Virtual Offices Benefit Your Business?

It is incredibly difficult to run a successful business, particularly within the first few years of its creation. It can be difficult at the best of times to deal with the demands of sourcing clients, winning business, satisfying existing customers and implementing strategies that will allow you...

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Posted in: Running a Business by i2Office on 27th June 2013

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How to Select a Virtual Office Provider in London

A Virtual Office London is an attractive option to a range of businesses, for a variety of reasons. From small start-up companies looking to minimise their initial outlay, to mobile businesses that do not require a physical premises, to large companies that have chosen to relocate their offices to...

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Posted in: Running a Business by i2Office on 27th June 2013

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How Technology Has Changed Business

The business world has been revolutionised by technology, yet despite the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression it continues to advance. Within the last decade we have seen mobile technology change from simple one-functional designs into small useful gadgets, which literally enable us...

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Posted in: Running a Business by i2Office on 18th February 2013

Tagged with: Business, Business Centres, Communication, Flexible workspace, i2 Office, Start-ups, Technology