What is a serviced office?
Unlike traditional office spaces, a serviced office is a workspace which comes furnished, with internet and phone lines connected as well as a supportive reception team to take calls and welcome visiting clients on your business’ behalf. You'll also have access to facilities, including meeting rooms and modern business lounges. There are plenty of benefits to a serviced office that make them more than a worthy investment.
1. More flexibility with short-term lease agreements
Most businesses that rent serviced offices are looking for short-term lease agreements to meet the changing needs of their business.
Serviced offices are rented on a rolling basis, meaning you only pay at the end of each month for the facilities that you’ve used. On top of the flexible contracts is the ability to change your office size either within the same building as and when you need to.
2. Quick and easy move-in process
When you move to a new premises, the downtime can have a significant impact on the flow of your business. Serviced offices are ready-to-use with office furnishings, telephones and internet set up to your preference meaning you can continue business as usual. Our support team will discuss your move-in requirements and be on hand to support you in the process making it as smooth as possible.
3. Professional support team
A fully managed reception team will assist with call answering, greeting clients and any administrative services your business may require. There's also no need to worry about organising a cleaner, as a good serviced office provider will ensure their centre is cleaned multiple times a day.
4. Access to pay-as-you-use facilities
When renting out a serviced office, you will have access to additional facilities and services on a pay-as-you-use basis such as meeting rooms, office administration services, car parking and co-working desks.
5. Maintenance is taken care of
You can rest assured the maintenance and general upkeep of your serviced office will be taken care off. Washroom facilities, kitchenettes and business lounges will all be kept in working conditions, and common areas will be kept clean and professional.
6. The opportunity to test new markets
Provided that your business is doing well, you might think of attempting to reach new heights by expanding. With a serviced office, you can test multiple markets in different locations without a significant long-term investment. If you’re expanding and unsure which city to target, then you can test more than one location with minimal risk, and then base your final decision on concrete results.
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