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Spring Clean Your Workspace and be More Productive

Spring has finally arrived with its sunshine, lighter evenings and golden daffodils blooming everywhere. With this lovely season comes the inevitable spring clean. Since you spend a third of your life at work, why don’t you focus on getting your desk and workspace in order first. Take a look at how you can get organised to work better.

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Meet The #StartMeUp Pitch Finalists
5 Apr

Orega’s #StartMeUp Pitch is now at the final stage of the competition. After having a lot of interest from many amazing entrepreneurs and start-ups we have managed to shortlist them down to our final five. Read more about the finalists who are going to pitch themselves and their business to potentially win 6 months of free office space at Orega MediaCity.

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Need a 1-Person Office?
22 Mar

Have you recently started your own business? Many entrepreneurs assume that they need to move into a small office space as their next step. However, this isn’t always the correct solution. Take a look at the ways a MyOrega Virtual Office could benefit your business instead.

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How to Get Hired at Your Dream Company

Have you sat reading blogs, scrolling through Twitter or reading the newspaper about some cool company going through an exciting stage and thought, “I’d love to work there!” – well, despair no more. Sometimes people are discouraged when applying for jobs with these companies. They may assume the company receives hundreds of CVs per day and theirs will get lost in the pile. This can be true for some, but if you follow these 5 simple steps you can increase your chances of working for the company of your dreams.

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The Recent History of Liverpool
6 Mar

Liverpool can be traced back to 1190 when it was known as “Liuerpul”, meaning a pool or creek with muddy water. Since then it has expanded to become a cultural and tourist hot spot as well as commercial hub. Read more about the interesting recent history of this riverside city.

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Orega to launch new centre in Liverpool

We are delighted to announce we will be opening a new business centre in the North of England this summer. The centre will be our first to launch in Liverpool, situated at 20 Chapel Street, one of the city’s most impressive buildings.

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7 Ways to be The Best Co-worker

You spend longer with your co-workers than you do with your friends, family, spouse, children, and pets. If you want your work life to be smooth sailing you need to make sure your relationships with your colleagues are harmonious. Strengthen your work relationships by following these tips and become the best co-worker possible.

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6 Things Every Entrepreneur Needs to Know

Nowadays with popular TV shows such as The Apprentice and Dragon’s Den, people may have rose tinted glasses when thinking about what it takes to become a successful entrepreneur. Unfortunately, it’s a harsh reality in the entrepreneurial world with 90% of all start-ups failing. If you’re thinking of starting your own business there are many factors that you need to take into consideration.

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Why You Need To Focus On Personal Development

Some people may think that “Personal Development” is an airy-fairy term that’s just the latest HR fad. On the other hand, many would disagree thinking that like with most things in life, there is always room for improvement. Take a look at the reasons why making time for yourself and focussing on your personal development could be best thing you ever do.

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The Recent History of Aberdeen
3 Feb

Aberdeen is Scotland’s third most populous city, nicknamed the “Granite City” as it’s famous for its silver buildings. The city has a long and interesting history, read more about it here.

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Does Location Matter?
18 Jan

Is the location of where you work important? There are some instances where location is becoming less important, for example if you have a purely online business. With the advances in technology, more and more people are viewing business location as obsolete. However, for many businesses and entrepreneurs that have still to establish their professional reputation and image, location holds a lot of value.

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2016, it's been some year!
22 Dec
2016, it's been some year!
Posted by Orega in Orega

This year has been eventful: Bowie, Prince plus many more famous faces have left us, Brexit, The US Presidential Election and much more. It has also been an action-packed year for Orega with lots of exciting changes taking place. Read more here.

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10 Secret Santa Gift Ideas Under £5

Christmas is fast approaching and your wallet is looking a little thin. You have a limited number of days and limited funds to get the dreaded Secret Santa gift for your co-worker. Have no idea what to get Jo from Accounts because you’ve only spoken to her twice?! Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Take a look at these 10 original ideas under £5 to help you out.

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Entrepreneurs, Listen to These 7 Podcasts Now!

Your journeys to and from work can be filled by reading a good book, listening to the radio or simply watching the world go by. However, these days, entrepreneurs are time starved and need to make every second count. Use your commute productively by listening to these easily digestible podcasts.

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12 Meeting Etiquette Rules to Follow

The way you conduct yourself in a meeting will leave a lasting impression with your manager, coworkers and clients. Follow these 12 rules whilst attending or holding meetings and people will want to meet with you again and again. 

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Get a Virtual Office in 5 Easy Steps

You’ve decided to start your own business but you’re unsure as to what to do next. Being a business start-up has many stresses associated with it. Don’t let your business’ location be one of them. The perfect next stage is a Virtual Office, read about how to get one in 5 easy steps.

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The 3 P's of Meeting Rooms
10 Nov

Meeting rooms are vital for holding conferences, training sessions, one-to-ones and important presentations. You need to offer space that will stimulate creativity, create an excellent first impression and encourage people to collaborate. Take a look at factors that we feel make the perfect meeting room space.

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Free Office Space @ MediaCityUK with Orega’s #StartMeUp Pitch!

Are you an aspiring or existing business owner? Budding entrepreneur? If the answer is yes, fancy getting your hands on a pretty huge freebie? With a mega prize on offer – six months’ free office space at MediaCityUK – it’d be pretty rude not to take part in Orega’s #StartMeUp Pitch, right?!

You could find yourself in your own fantastic four-person office at MediaCityUK surrounded by culture, creativity, and innovation. That’s not something that comes along everyday, so don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity and make sure you’re in with a chance of winning!

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Music In The Workplace: Mistake or Motivator?

Working in an open plan office means having to listen to people’s phone calls, finger drumming, brainstorming sessions and even their music. Having background noise can be comforting to some and a distraction to others. Music in the workplace - do you view it as a mistake or a motivator?

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