If you are starting up or running a small business, you may not have the
time, staff or money to arrange all the features of a larger office. Even
kitting an office out with the essentials like desks and chairs add up to
a substantial cost. Then there are all the monthly outgoings to include
such as telephony and broadband services.
Serviced offices can offer the benefit of including many of these costs
in a package deal that works out better value than purchasing all these
items for yourself. Serviced office space can include furniture including
desks and chairs, electricity, toilets and running water. Services they
offer can include telephony and broadband services, cleaning services,
manned reception, professional reception area and CCTV security. This
reduces the time you need to spend communicating, purchasing and
maintaining these items and services, so you can dedicate more time to
growing your business. Problems regarding these items and services are
usually dealt with by the office complex owner, further reducing your
This arrangement also offers the benefit of meaning you can change the
size of your office far more easily than if you own or have a standard
lease. Serviced offices sometimes offer more flexible leases, either with
shorter contract periods or the option to move to a larger or smaller
area within the office complex. This reduces commitment dramatically and
means you do not have to accurately predict the rate that your business
might grow and you do not need to start paying the rent on a larger
office until the time you need it.
A further advantage of serviced office space is that if you do need to
move offices to accommodate more staff or storage space, you can maintain
the same business address if you only move within the same business
complex. This helps young businesses as they often cannot afford to lose
any recurring business that might be lost if they moved address, as well
as maintaining a more professional appearance of an established company.
Such office complexes and business centres are usually located on the
outskirts of towns and cities and benefit from excellent transport links.
You may find yourself benefiting from being surrounded by other small
businesses and trade or built up business contacts without going
Serviced offices provide an excellent flexible location to start off or
grow your small business. There are many advantages and cost benefits
that it is well worth looking into.