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Where should you locate your business?

In 2002, Bill Gates observed that there would soon be ‘two types of business. Those with an Internet presence and those with no business at all.’ But even in the days of the Internet, the physical location of your business …


What is flexible working?

Flexible working is a way of arranging the number of hours you work – and where you work them – to suit your lifestyle rather than keeping them fixed. At Regus, it’s our whole reason for being – we exist …


Five apps no start up should be without

If you’re starting a business, there are some functions you just can’t afford to be without. You need a social media presence, to help people find out about you, talk to you, rate you and tell other people, for that …


Where do the best business ideas come from?

Entrepreneurs often come up with solutions to problems that annoy them – Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger founded Instagram because the pictures they took on their mobile phones always looked terrible and they wanted to make them look good. Pierre …


What’s the one thing no business traveler can be without?

Today’s business travelers expect to slip seamlessly between cities, countries and even continents. But what are the absolute essentials without which business on the move would completely collapse? We’ve been searching for the most important items for the business traveler, and we’ve come up with the following five.  1. …


The common pitfalls with performance-related pay

Linking pay and reward to performance is nothing new, but do it with care. I never took kindly to the idea of respecting my elders. As it happens, I have immense respect for a number of people from an earlier …


Keeping productivity high in December

It’s tempting to write off the “winding down time” before a major holiday as a period when useful work will suffer – but there’s no need. Identifying important and urgent work, and the difference between the two, is the key… …


How to Feng Shui your Workplace

Are you a messy desk person? If getting through the layers of post-it notes, files and print-outs on your desk would require an archaeological dig, using the principles of feng shui could really help. You might not go as far …


The 4 essential trends to consider in your 2014 planning

The latest Regus Business Confidence Index (BCI) shows that business confidence has remained flat overall in the last 6 months. That means that only the smartest, most agile businesses will thrive in 2014. Have you started planning next year? Here …


The 7 habits of highly effective remote workers 

Our new report Managing at arm’s length shows that almost 50% of professionals across the globe now work remotely for half of their working week. It’s become the norm to collaborate with co-workers who you have never met face-to-face. Here …


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