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What are the top 10 tools to create and send company newsletters?

What are the top 10 tools to create and send company newsletters?
June 22, 2018  |  Business Advice, Small Business  |  No Comments

Social media and Google AdWords might have emerged as the hottest methods of online marketing in recent years but when it comes to generating better engagement and building a stronger brand reputation, email is still and always will be the undisputed king. Thats why your company should be using email to communicate with customers, clients…

Five ways to manage your work-life balance when you work from home

Five ways to manage your work-life balance when you work from home
June 1, 2018  |  Small Business, Working from Home  |  No Comments

A lot of us fantasize about quitting the office life and starting a new business working from home. After all, who wouldn’t love to be their own boss, set their own hours and work from the comfort of their own sofa? That’s why the UK is entering a proverbial renaissance for remote working and home-run…

5 things your home office is missing (and how to fix it)

5 things your home office is missing (and how to fix it)
May 4, 2018  |  Business Advice  |  No Comments

Small businesses are the backbone of the UK economy. According to researchers at Hampshire Trust Bank, the UK will play home to more than half a million small and micro businesses by 2020 and as the way we do business continues to evolve, an increasing number of those companies are being run from home offices….

How can I use outsourcing to grow my company?

How can I use outsourcing to grow my company?
February 27, 2018  |  Small Business  |  No Comments

Most business owners like to stay busy. They tend to try and take on an active role in all aspects of the way their company is run which means they’ve got a lot of jobs to do. In fact, small business owners often end up biting off more than they can chew. There’s simply not…

How do I effectively lead a remote team?

How do I effectively lead a remote team?
February 21, 2018  |  Business Advice, Small Business  |  No Comments

Over the course of the last decade, remote working has exploded in popularity. According to researchers at Gallup, 43% of employees now work outside of the office at least some of the time and this trend is progressing across virtually every industry. Tiny start-ups and major multinationals of all shapes and sizes are beginning to…

Waste not, want not: Re-use and repair hub launches

Waste not, want not: Re-use and repair hub launches in Edinburgh
May 26, 2016  |  Business News  |  No Comments

The Edinburgh Remakery, a social enterprise based on social responsibility and sustainability, enjoyed a successful launch on Saturday 21st May from its premises on Leith Walk. Driven by a desire for a greener society in which our first instinct is not to simply chuck stuff in the bin, the mission of this innovative hub is…

Limited Company Formation: Step by Step Guide

Limited Company Formation: Step by Step Guide
May 23, 2014  |  Company Formation  |  No Comments

Thinking of forming a new UK limited company but not sure how it works? You might be concerned that the whole company formation process is just too complicated, or that involved a lotof paperwork? Well, you couldn’t be more wrong, and you should take a look at this informative step-by-step company formation video by 1st…

Glasgow registered office address for Scottish limited companies

Glasgow registered office address for Scottish limited companies
December 21, 2013  |  Registered Office  |  No Comments

All private limited companies in the UK have to provide Companies House with a registered office address at the time of incorporation. It is a legal requirement that this address is in the same country as the registrar you use to incorporate your new company. Scottish companies will register with Companies House in Edinburgh. Therefore,…

What are the benefits of using virtual office services?

What are the benefits of using virtual office services?
November 13, 2013  |  Virtual Offices  |  No Comments

Oh, where to begin! The virtual office model has been around for more than a decade, transforming the traditional business landscape as we once knew it. But it still remains a peculiarity for many people who are either unaware of its existence or unsure exactly what it is. The benefits are aplenty, particularly for sole-traders,…

Welcome to the new Blue Square Offices blog

Welcome to the new Blue Square Offices blog
October 31, 2013  |  Small Business  |  No Comments

Focusing on our range of services, as well as current and relevant business news, our new blog has been created to keep you in-the-loop and up-to-date with everything required to make your small business a success.Whilst the economy is making marked improvements in Scotland and throughout the rest of the UK, many challenges still exist…