Jun 2nd

Landlord’s guide to furnishing student housing on a budget

If you’re a landlord furnishing your first student house or an existing landlord looking to refurbish your student properties, you have to balance providing quality furniture while ensuring that it’s cost-effective and durable.

More than that, the property you provide to students could be the first one they’ve lived in without their parents so you want to make a great impression. Fortunately, you can still furnish a student apartment on the cheap with quality furniture without breaking the bank. Below we’ve detailed the essentials that every student apartment should have.

Essential Argos home furniture for students

If you are landlord looking to furnish student housing here’s our checklist of what you need to buy:

  • Sofa
  • TV Unit
  • Washing machine
  • Fridge / Freezer
  • Toaster
  • Microwave
  • Bed frame
  • Mattress
  • Bedside Cabinet
  • Wardrobe

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May 10th

Buying for your School, with Argos for Business

The summer holidays are fast approaching and if class room refurbishments are on the agenda this summer, or you need to replace a few worn-out items, now is the perfect time to set up a free Argos Business Account. Your account only takes a few days to set up but once it’s done, you’ll be ready to save on thousands of items. When you need them most.

Get thousands of items for your school

We have over 50,000 products so whether you are refreshing the reception area, sourcing new tablets for the pupils, sprucing up your staff room or expanding due to a larger intake in September, our Business Account is the ideal partner for your procurement needs.
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Dec 13th

Why Gift Cards make the best last minute gift for your employees

Christmas is fast approaching and it’s the perfect time to thank your staff for all their hard work this year as well as build morale for the year ahead. If you’re still looking for the perfect gift to give your employees, make life a little easier and give a Gift Card.

Give a gift your employee will love

When choosing Christmas gifts, picking one item that’s perfect as a present for a range of individuals is difficult, but a Gift Card solves this problem. In an Argos for Business Christmas Gifting Survey, 40% of the nations employees said gift cards from their employers this festive season would be their ideal gift and it’s easy to see why:

  • Gift Cards give your employees the freedom to choose what they really want at Christmas which makes your present even more memorable.
  • They can spend it straight away or wait until the January sales
  • They can use their Gift Card to treat themselves or treat a family member or friend

Treat your employees to an Argos Gift Card this year and give them the gift of over 50,000 products to choose from. Gift Cards can be used online* at argos.co.uk, via the Argos app or in any UK Argos Store.
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Nov 11th

Five ways to acquire new customers

Whether you are just starting out or have been running your business for a long time, are a small company with a handful of employees or a large corporation, something we all have in common is the need for new customers.

These days, every business has to work hard to attract new customers so we have gathered a few ideas that can help you bring in new business.

1. Word of mouth works

If you’ve already got a number of customers, give them an incentive to recommend their friends. If each current customer recommended one friend, you could double your customer base very quickly! The “recommend a friend” idea is widely used from small to large businesses. You could offer your customers money off their next purchase when they recommend a friend or you could always reward them with a gift to say thank you. Gift Cards are a perfect incentive to get referrals if a cash discount isn’t right for your business.

2. Make your website customer friendly

If your online presence doesn’t compare to those of your competitors, then it needs updating. Fast. If there isn’t a good journey for customers to follow on your website, then chances are they will leave and carry on searching elsewhere.

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Sep 16th

10 important pieces of advice to help you excel in your management role

In most of our careers, we’ve had a mentor or someone we look up to for guidance and support. Sometimes that person is an ultra-successful celebrity figure such as Bill Gates or Richard Branson, and sometimes they’re an important family member or leader at work.

Career Advice

We’ve explored the internet looking for the best pieces of advice given by mentors. Some of these have been sent in by Argos for Business readers and some are key pieces of advice from business leaders.

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