24 Stories in 24 Hours: Jamie’s Charity Challenge

17th July 2017

This weekend Kingsford Business Club were delighted to host Jamie Graham, a copywriter at Editions Financial, as he took on the challenge of writing 24 short stories in 24 hours (non-stop!). Jamie has always had a keen interest in writing and won a BBC Radio Scotland competition as a kid which was acted out on national radio. Since then he has written children’s stories and a novella, as well as competing the 24 hour challenge once before by writing 24 kids stories to raise funds for Bloodwise. To make the challenge more difficult this time around, Jamie started on Saturday without any ideas and his colleagues supplied prompts pulled out of a hat as the challenge unfolded. Jamie has so far raised […]

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How to Get the Most Out of Your Coworking Membership

13th June 2017

If you are considering coworking and don’t know whether it’s for you, here are a few tips to find the right membership for you and to make the most of it. 1. Choose your Coworking Space Carefully There are a huge variety of coworking spaces out there. Some are artistic and creative; attracting freelance journalists, writers, and artists. Others are more corporate and executive; attracting professionals such as lawyers, PR agents, and accountants who need a boutique space to make a good impression with clients. There ‘incubator’ coworking spaces to explore, which tend to be geared towards start-ups and young online businesses and are designed to accelerate and push companies towards success. If you want to make the most out of your […]

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10 Person Office Available at Albany Street

3rd May 2017

We are delighted to offer a spacious 10 person office at 4 Albany Street from August onwards. This office is quiet and private, with large windows so it remains a light bright space even on grey Edinburgh days.    The office will be fully furnished with high quality desks and comfortable chairs, as well as wall mounted storage. You have access to the two members kitchens on site, which are kept regularly topped up with a selection of gourmet teas and Nespresso coffees, soft drinks and cereals.Your office also includes a membership to Kingsford Business Club at 26 Dublin Street which comes with a wealth of benefits including a members discount card, discounted boardroom hire across all of our office […]

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Coworking Abroad – The Perfect Solution for the Entrepreneurial Adventurer.

1st May 2017

In the digital age, the traditional 9 til 5 office job is increasingly becoming a thing of the past. The rise of remote working, freelancing, global coworking and self-employment over the past decade has led to the creation of a new breed of worker – the digital nomad. Needing only an internet connection to get by, the digital nomad can work from anywhere in the world. Laptop in one hand, passport in the other, he/she not bound by any location and has complete freedom. Sounds nice doesn’t it? Unfortunately, like most things, whilst the idea of remote working is romantic, the reality is often less than convenient. Firstly, there’s the price; unless you are prepared to carry a tent around […]

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Meeting Room Hire in Central Edinburgh from just £18

10th April 2017

Kingsford Office has 3 beautiful Edinburgh meeting rooms available for hire, located at Dublin Street and Albany Street (just a few minutes walk from Waverley Train Station) and our West End location at Walker Street, just moments away from Haymarket Station.The first of our meeting rooms is located within Kingsford Business Club on Dublin Street:  Or if you prefer a West End location, Walker Street is ideal for you:  Our Edinburgh meeting rooms are priced at £30 + VAT / hour, £110 + VAT for half a day or £180 + VAT for a full day. If you are a member of Kingsford Office, you receive a discounted member rate of £18 + VAT/hour, £60 + VAT for a half […]

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The Beach Office: 6 Person Office Available in Edinburgh City Centre

8th March 2017

This office has now been taken. Please get in touch for information on other offices and coworking opportunities! We are delighted to offer this great 6 person office at 26 Dublin Street. Located towards the back of the building, this office is quiet and private. With a classic townhouse window and dreamy beach mural, this office remains a light bright space even on grey Edinburgh days!The office is fully furnished with high quality desks and comfortable chairs, as well as wall mounted storage. You have access to the two members kitchens on site, which are kept regularly topped up with a selection of gourmet teas and Nespresso coffees, soft drinks, cereals and fresh fruit.Your office also includes a membership to Kingsford Business Club which comes […]

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Start-up Tips: Keep Your Costs Down with a Virtual Office

27th February 2017

In this digital technology age, it really is possible to work from anywhere in the world – smart phones, laptops, tablets and a vast number of spaces offering free WiFi have enabled companies to grow from pretty much any location. That being said, there is still value to be added by establishing a professional base. Virtual offices can offer start-ups a brilliant platform to build on, without costing the earth. A virtual office bridges the gap between working from your home, coffee shops, the garden shed or your friend’s living room to having a professional premises and address. City Centre Locations, without the City Centre Price Tag A virtual office comes with all the benefits and prestige of having a city […]

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5 Valentine’s Gift Ideas for the Entrepreneur in Your Life

7th February 2017

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we’ve put together some gift ideas for the entrepreneur in your life. From note taking technology to co-working inspiration, here are some great tips to boost productivity and save time (meaning more of their time can be spent with you!). 1. Bamboo Folio Help your entrepreneur to work smarter with the Bamboo Folio. You just write notes and ideas naturally with a pen on any paper, then with the push of a button, Bamboo Folio converts handwriting into “living” digital files. Because sometimes there’s no substitute for a good hand-written note! 2. Nespresso Most entrepreneurs run on coffee, so why not give the basic instant options a miss in exchange for something that is actually enjoyable to […]

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Sustaining Financial Security Whilst Pursuing Entrepreneurship

19th October 2016

At Kingsford we are encouraged to be business minded and innovative. We believe that the key to success in entrepreneurship is sustaining financial security before pursuing your business ideas. The romanticised vision of entrepreneurship promises a quick path to success and total devotion to your business from day one. Yet, the reality is somewhat different. Being an entrepreneur can be risky but entrepreneurs who are in full-time employment reduce their risk of failure. They wait until they have built their business before they sever ties with a job that pays their bills. If the excitement of becoming a full time entrepreneur is pulling you out of your workplace remember that you have grocery bills, rent, car payments and family expenses. […]

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Four key tips to help entrepreneurs boost their creativity

4th October 2016

As an entrepreneur it is imperative to not find yourself in a creative rut. This can hinder your ability to lead effectively. Many of us find ourselves in an unresponsive routine leading to the question of how we can regain inspiration. At Kingsford we engage with inspirational entrepreneurs on a day-to-day basis. Presented are four useful tips from our resident entrepreneurs:   1) Change your routine: Many successful athletes and businessmen speak about the need for a consistent routine. However, perhaps your mind and body is sick of performing the same tasks over and over again. The solution? Cancel your first meeting tomorrow and give your body that extra hour of sleep it needs. Do you always watch the same […]

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