Category: Business

Top Tips for Your Well-Being at Work

Considering the 10th of October was World Mental Health Day, Mode thought it was a good time to share our thoughts on looking after your well-being whilst at work. Ensuring you are looking after yourself, not only benefits the business you work for, but helps support your home life too and the balance is of paramount importance. Some recent research has suggested (CV Library) that 42.9% of people feel that work is a contributing factor in having negative feelings. Well we’d all like to disappear on an aeroplane to a remote island, but the fact is, that most of us have to keep working, so let’s look at what you can do to make sure you are looking after your read more...

5 ways your business can support a charity

It is often assumed that only larger businesses have the capacity to offer support to a charity. They have the profits to offer the support and the resources. However, that doesn’t mean that smaller businesses can’t get involved too. Plus, their contribution can have a significant impact on the charities they support. There are several ways a small business can get involved and help a charity. In kind donations – offering in kind donations could a great way of offering support and this could include gifts of labour, services or even donating your office space to help a charitable event. Your time and knowledge as a donation – small businesses may not have the profits to donate to charities, but they read more...

A guide to leasing a printer for your business

Whilst we often in business do not think about our printing requirements, it is undeniable that printers feature so heavily. So often they are an expensive asset particularly if you own the equipment, and aging solutions can cause you trouble and money when they fail. However, there is a silver lining to this dark cloud where your business doesn’t have to outlay the hefty cost of buying the print solutions, they need by leasing the printers you need. Don’t get confused though with renting a printer though. Whilst renting can be a more cost effective way of obtaining the printers you need, offering flexibility in the terms of the agreement meaning you can stop renting whenever you want, that also read more...

Why implementing a Print management solution will support your business?

Businesses often focus on implementing solutions for IT, communications and marketing. However, print management is an area that is often overlooked in terms of reviewing efficiency, cost effectiveness and security of your devices. For 25 years, Mode has supported clients in London with their print management, ensuring that we offer a bespoke solution and help businesses understand their printing environments. Mode has often found with our London clients, that their print management requirements vary considerably, depending on the size of business, their objectives and their future strategies. Print management should be there to support your aims and an excellent supplier should make sure that they are improving your workflows to ensure that they are seamless and minimise downtime to be read more...

Managed Print Services: How Can This Support your Business?

Managing your printing fleet is time consuming as rarely is this all configured across your business. IT can often manage the security and maintenance, whilst office management can be in charge of supplies. With multiple departments involved, it can be hard to gauge your real print volumes and what issues there are which can be impacting on your uptime and productivity of your teams. Why are people using managed print services more now? There has, in recent years, been an increase in using print solutions suppliers to manage businesses’ printing fleet and reasons for this vary. IT departments are always eager to keep ahead on technological advances and photocopiers can be seen as a legacy technology, often posing as a read more...

The Importance of Insurance in Business

Businesses need adequate insurance in order to protect their assets. There are many types of business insurance, including coverage for property damage, legal liability and employees. It is especially important for business owners to think carefully about the services they provide and any potential risks they may need to cover. Read on to learn five reasons why insurance is so important in business… If you own a business premises it is critically important to protect it. You should look into a policy that will cover any damage to your building in the event of a disaster, such as a fire or flood. As well as your business premises, it is also important to cover the contents of your building, such read more...

What are the Benefits of Leasing a Printer?

For many businesses, printers are an essential piece of office equipment; however they can also be an expensive purchase, particularly larger multifunctional devices. This is because on top of the initial cost of the machine, you also need to consider the recurring costs of paper, toner and maintenance. This is where leasing a printer can be a less impactful addition to your business. If you are trying to decide between leasing and buying a printer, here are three of the main benefits that leasing a printer can provide… One of the largest benefits of leasing a printer is that leasing keeps your equipment up to date – computer and printer technology is constantly improving, causing older models to become less read more...

The Importance of a Website for Your Business

If you have a business but you don’t have a website, you are missing out on an excellent opportunity to reach more consumers and make more money. By having a website, and therefore an online presence, you have another platform to attract sales. Of course, this won’t happen overnight, but by combining a variation of digital marketing strategies you are sure to draw in additional clientele. A website will give access to people all day, every day; even after you and your team have locked up and gone home for the evening. Your website will continue to operate all through the night. Imagine how many more sales you could make if you were reaching potential customers whilst you were sleeping! read more...

4 Benefits of Cycling to Work

For many commuters, cycling to work is an excellent option, but one that is often overlooked. Since it’s Bike to Work Day today, what better time to explore the benefits of cycling to work? Below you will find 4 advantages to cycling to work. 1.     Improves Your Health and Fitness Riding a bike to work will considerably improve your health and fitness. You’ll burn calories, build muscle and likely notice increased energy levels. What’s more, think about all of the fresh air and vitamin D you’ll be getting every day. In fact, studies have shown that you’re likely to breathe in more toxic air when you’re inside a car than when you’re riding a bike, especially if you’re sat in read more...

Leasing Your Photocopier. What Are the Benefits for Your Business?

How your business manages print solutions can vary depending on your requirements. Some smaller businesses may only need simple functions therefore owning their own photocopier seems appropriate. You have one outlay and the equipment is yours. However, if your business chooses to own their own equipment you do have to consider that you are exposed to all the associated costs, including supplies and maintenance and that can be expensive. Managed Print Solutions has evolved the leasing process by providing a holistic approach to owning your own solutions. Ensuring that you choose the right provider is essential. So, what are the drawbacks of owning your equipment and what are the pros of leasing? Drawbacks of ownership: Large initial expense: to acquire read more...