latest blogs & posts

  • In this Festive Newsletter Mantle has a sleigh full of Christmas cheer to share with you, along with a Review of 2018 and what’s to come for 2019 at our business centres. Click here to read our Christmas Newsletter 2018 Notice: JavaScript is required for this......

  • Virtual; adjective having the essence or effect but not the appearance or form of: a virtual revolution (physics) being, relating to or involving a virtual image: a virtual focus (computing) of or relating to virtual storage: virtual memory Virtual is a buzzword in business, especially......

  • We’ve written this blog article mainly for our local readers who may have attended this annual Berkshire SME event last month, as well as anyone who has not attended a similar event, but is interested in what they might achieve by exhibiting, or by simply......

  • Do you run your small business from home? You’re not alone. The number of people working from home jumped 75% between 2008 and 2018- a huge phenomenon you’ll have noticed all around you. That’s 1.54 million people work from home for their main job according......

  •   It’s that time of year again. Dragging yourself through cold weather and back into work after the Christmas break. We thought we might help all you hard working January people with some motivational – and sometimes cynical- business quotations. If nothing else, they should......

  • We all know that SMEs are the backbone of our country’s economy, but you may not realise it’s the under 35s who are driving the enthusiasm for start-ups. Emma Jones, founder of small business network Enterprise Nation has an insight into why: “Younger generations are......

  • Budgets these days are tight and selecting a home for your business is about priorities and choices. Our clients tell us the size of space isn’t the only priority. When weighing up the options on the market, smaller companies now tend to choose a well-serviced......

  • There’s so much misunderstanding about what serviced offices deliver. As serviced office providers, we’ve heard it all! We set you right about the usual misconceptions. 1. Serviced offices look unprofessional Do you really ‘know’ where your clients and suppliers actually work? Take nothing for granted;......

  • Ahoy! As we’re in the telephone answering business, we thought we knew it all when it came to phones. How wrong can you be? Here are a few interesting facts we have learned along the way: 1 – One in two people reading this blog......

  • Yes really! Often decried as time-wasting, boring or recriminating exercises, holding meetings can actually be one of the most beneficial exercises for any small business. The negativity from staff usually stems from the fact that any form of business ‘analysis’ takes time away from the......