Almost 40% of small business owners feel lonely

By Steve Upham : altspace Coworking Office, Altrincham Barclays Bank have commissioned some research canvassing the opinions of the nations small business owners. They estimate that 20% of businesses are being run from people’s homes highlighting how much easier it is now to work independently from the kitchen table or a home office. This statistic … Continue reading Almost 40% of small business owners feel lonely

Small gestures mean so much

By Steve Upham : altspace Coworking Office On Sunday I joined 20,000 other runners to complete the Manchester marathon.  It was amazing to run through the City taking in the atmosphere and appreciating the support of tens of thousands of well wishers.  Personally I felt an immense pride as an adopted Manc to run through … Continue reading Small gestures mean so much

Office trends : How to soften the open plan

By Steve Upham : altspace Coworking Office, Altrincham In the US it's estimated that 70% of modern offices are designed to a large 'open plan' design (1).  The ambition in the design is to promote transparency, remove hierarchy and improve communication. This has been largely successful arguably at the expense of privacy and noise insulation. … Continue reading Office trends : How to soften the open plan

3 tips on keeping a healthy work – life balance

By Rachael Haith : Community Manager Work-life balance is something that we will all have heard of, but that we might not all find easy to achieve. It’s the idea that we should be able to combine our work and home lives successfully, not spending too much time in the office or staring at a … Continue reading 3 tips on keeping a healthy work – life balance