Working from home during the recent Covid pandemic has been a successful exercise for many businesses. However, there’s no comparison to going to an office. The companionship, quick decision-making, team spirit, and office environment.
Alternatively, you may be in the position where you started a business from home and are now looking to take on staff, and the thought of having staff in your home may not be the answer. You could buy a purpose-built office, but this can be expensive. But have you considered a serviced office?
Serviced offices have been around for many years, but they have become more sophisticated in recent times. They’re usually found in the heart of the business district and provide a cost-effective way of having an office without all the overheads that come with owning one.
Most serviced offices will include:
- A reception area with a team to greet your clients
- A boardroom or meeting room that can be hired by the hour
- Office furniture
- Internet connection
- Photocopiers and printers
- Kitchen facilities including tea and coffee making facilities
When you are ready to switch from your home office space into an official, purpose-built workspace, it’s crucial that you have a plan. Number one on your plan should always be to decide what amenities you need for the short (6 months), medium (2-3 years) and long term. This decision should include potential space for additional employees, equipment, and storage needs.
What is a serviced office?
A serviced office is an office space that someone else looks after. Depending on your need, you rent a room, part of a floor, or an entire floor. If you’re searching for a small to medium office space, it is essential to know your business requirements in terms of amenities and your budget, needs, and location. It is vital to understand what you want the office space to do for you. For example:
- Do you need a meeting room?
- What is your ideal location?
- What is your budget?
- How many people will work in the office space?
- Do you need storage space?
Serviced offices can come with several benefits, including:
An all-inclusive price – When you sign up for a serviced office, the rental fee includes utilities and other services. This makes it easier to budget because you don’t have to worry about extra costs.
Flexible terms – Serviced offices are available on flexible terms, so you can rent for as long or as short as you need. This is ideal if you’re not sure how long you need the space. Desks can be added or removed as needed and businesses have the flexibility as their needs arise.
Moving into an office is one of the most important decisions you can make for your company. The suitable space should be flexible, comfortable, and conducive to work time efficiency and ensure that employees feel happy in their workplace environment, ultimately leading them to be more productive. Before making any significant investments, keep visiting offices until you find yourself satisfied by all aspects, from furniture quality down to pixel-perfect internet connection speed.
In conclusion, when deciding to use a Managed Office Space,
If you’re looking for an affordable and convenient way to set up your business’ workspace, a serviced office may be the way forward.
If you’re still unsure whether managed Serviced offices are suitable for you, speak to a representative, Julie, at the Faringdon Business Centre. She will answer questions you have regarding the Faringdon Business Centre and help you find the perfect office space for your business in Faringdon. Julie can be contacted on 01367 246000.