The concept of using a serviced office space used to be the domain of start-ups and entrepreneurs, but now more companies are looking to use serviced offices for expanding their businesses. Whether in size or geographically, a service office space gives you more options for expanding your business.
While serviced offices are still used primarily by small businesses, start-ups and entrepreneurs, they are attracting the attention of mid-sized to large companies looking to grow without the high capital cost of opening a traditional office space. This is especially true when a company wants to open a new office in a new territory where they have not had a previous presence.
Opening a new office in a serviced office facility removes the need to sign long-term leases or having to buy or lease office furniture, photocopiers and telephone systems. Additionally, there is no need to pay rent on boardrooms and meeting rooms that often sit empty. Because business owners know that expanding a business is not necessarily a predictable process, having options available is key to saving money.
When expanding a business, keeping staffing to a minimum is also important. With a serviced office in a professional business centre, there is no need to hire a receptionist or secretarial staff. A professional receptionist takes care of the handling your calls and greets your visitors. For secretarial services like preparing a proposal or other documents, most office business centres offer “a-la-carte” business services that you only need to pay for when you use them.
The whole idea behind serviced offices is to allow business owners to concentrate on their core business and leave the running of the office to the business centre they rent from. Business owners would rather be concentrating their efforts on sales and servicing their clients’ needs, rather than worry about who is going to put paper in the photocopier or order toner for the network printers or photocopiers.
Because serviced office space can be rented on short-term rental agreements, it can offer growing businesses the option to simply add more office space when they need it and conversely, to choose to reduce the office space they don’t need it. It also helps when you can move from one office layout to another without changing your address or your telephone number.