Serviced offices sound like they would be an expensive option – putting them out of the reach of most small businesses, but in reality they can provide good value for money accommodation to help the small business develop and grow.
The biggest advantage of using a serviced office is the flexibility that it offers. You can quickly upsize or downsize in conjunction with your business needs without being penalised from being tied down to a lease. The ability to adapt to the market place is essential in today’s economy; it is important to be able to respond to the market quickly, so being able to grow at little notice is a business benefit in itself. In addition to this simplicity your outgoings are easy to budget, with only one monthly bill rather than rent, maintenance charges, internet and utility bills and your service plan can be arranged to suit you, whether or not your office needs are a full, part or short-term lease.
Different serviced office companies will offer different facilities, some include additional staff, furniture and assets that you may need. A good provider can provide additional staff who work reception for you; taking calls, post and greeting visitors in the building. This service makes it easier to maintain a professional client-facing business without the additional costs associated with more employees. Similarly, facilities and maintenance staff are taken care of, making sure you don’t need to worry about security and cleanliness. Well-trained, skilled staff are a real business asset, so having a serviced office that provides them for you for maintenance and reception work gives an otherwise small business an invaluable edge.
Setting up a business can be expensive with an amount of necessary capital required to buy the technology needed to run a business. Serviced offices make this easier by providing everything you need without having to purchase things up front. They can take care of desks and chairs, telephones, IT infrastructure and even kitchen facilities where required. If things go wrong, service operators can take care of any problems – effectively providing you with your very own IT department, supporting you and the needs of your small business.
Serviced offices also offer property at standards and locations that otherwise would be difficult to achieve with the small budget of a starting company. The image that you present to your clients and customers is of the utmost importance – and serviced offices offer great looking spaces in prime locations whatever your budget. Costs will of course vary with the service plan that you choose, the location and the size, but this doesn’t mean that they are more expensive, in fact they offer a cost effective solution and can be cheaper than a conventional lease, particularly when the added benefits are considered.
The advantages of serviced offices make them the perfect option for small businesses starting up, but they also offer a good permanent solution. Ultimately, serviced offices make things easier, taking care of the mundane but necessary task of maintaining your office space, leaving you to concentrate on what matters – your business. (This entry was posted in Business Issues by FlexiOffices.)
Serviced Office Company Limited can offer you all of the above at either one of their locations in London or Manchester – contact us on 0800 319 6600 for more details.