The summer holidays are coming to an end and with that, comes the great British autumn weather but fear not, Zipcar and Love Home Swap have teamed up to banish the holiday blues.

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Running a business is expensive. For many companies, the costs involved in daily business operations can easily overtake the amount of profit being generated.

It now costs an average of £87 per square foot (just 30cm x 30cm) of office space in London, including rent, service charges and property taxes - findalondonoffice.co.uk

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The amount of time and money required to recruit a new member of staff in the corporate world is astounding. And it isn’t just the initial hire cost either – just like when you buy a new car; you have to take into account the many different expenses associated with hiring an employee. Not to mention the resources, such as experienced staff member’s time, which you’ll have to dedicate to training a new recruit.

Almost all businesses could do with cutting recruitment costs.

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Moving away from the dark days of winter and into sunny spring means it’s time to open the windows, let the fresh air in, and start cleaning!

But where do you start? How do you manage your time cleaning and still make the most of the sunshine?

Lucky for us, our friends, the home cleaners at Housekeep, have revealed their top spring-cleaning tips to help you clean like a professional:

 

1.        Clean each room systematically

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Thinking of raising money for one of your favourite charities in 2015? Well this year Zipcar have partnered with Nightrider™ to offer Zipcar members a 10% discount on their registration fee!

Nightrider™ is an overnight charity bike ride through London taking place on 6th to 7th June 2015. It's a truly unique way to explore the capital and raise money at the same time, and with Zipcar as a partner, we'll be cheering you on all the way.

Zipcar will be supporting the Nightrider logistics team and lightening the load for everyone involved.

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Kensington Roof Gardens

Fancy clubbing the night away at some of the West End's most prestigious clubs, like Boujis and Raffles? We at Zipcar are happy to have teamed up with The London Concierge (TLC) in order to provide our members with a 20% discount on their annual membership, bringing this down to a nifty £80. The TLC Card offers its members unrivalled access and free entry to the best luxury clubs in London.

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When coffee is fresh, it tastes better. A lot better. That’s the whole reason that the folks over at Pact Coffee do what they do. They’re a small bunch but, when it comes to getting coffee right, they really mean business.

Did you know that supermarket coffee spends about 40 days sitting around, just twiddling its thumbs, before it gets to you? By contrast, Pact Coffee is sent out to customers within a week of being roasted, which makes all the difference. The team at Pact (and their customers) think it’s a difference you can taste.

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'Name That Zipcar' Facebook competition
A few months ago I told you about how Zipcars get their names. Do you fancy getting in on the naming action? Read on to find out how.

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In 2012 Test Drive sent UK members to Barcelona
What do you do when you move to a new city? It makes sense (and it's lots of fun) to get out there and explore it. So when we expanded to North America in 2011 and Spain in 2012, we invited our UK members to test drive their new cities with a little trip. (On us, of course.) See how our winners got on with these trip videos.

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We like our Facebook fans. They have a habit of saying nice things to us like this:

Zipcar UK Facebook post

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