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29 October 2014
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The 3 Steps To Successful Marketing

Someone said to me last week, ‘Sum up the basics of marketing in less than thirty words.’ Well, I always say if you can’t explain something simply, you probably don’t understand it, so I had a go: Find out who you are selling to, work out how to target them cost effectively, then tell them […]


8 October 2014
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Unlimited Holidays Are Working for Branson

Richard Branson’s new book The Virgin Way reveals that his head office staff are allowed to take as much holiday as they like as often as they choose. This is quite a change from when I worked for him. Many years ago, when I was working as what we would now call an intern in […]


22 September 2014
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It’s A Moving Business

One of the lovely aspects of working at Hampshire Workspace is seeing businesses grow, even if that sometimes means they become so large they move to a bigger space. Of course sometimes people move out because things haven’t worked out as well as they hoped. Then, at least, with an office at Hampshire Workspace, they don’t […]


1 September 2014
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Happy 30th Birthday to Hampshire Workspace

Wave 105 are just one of hundreds of companies who started at Hampshire Workspace in the thirty years since Sylvia and George Dibben founded the serviced offices business at Southgate Chambers. Here George talks about the history of Winchester’s oldest serviced office business How did you come to start Hampshire Workspace? Thirty years ago, I […]


21 August 2014
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management
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The 14 Processes Of Business Management

In 1966, Marvin Bower in his book The Will To Manage said that business management was made up of 14 processes. It’s hard to think of any improvement on this list of the things you need to do to facilitate your people doing their tasks Setting objectives Planning strategy Establishing goals Developing a company philosophy […]

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