Deciding where you are going to run your business is one of the first real challenges for entrepreneurs. No matter the size or sector of your business, finding the right office space to rent is vital.
Modern solutions to counter the problems that come with traditional office rentals have lead to a steady rise in the variety of flexible and high-tech office environments. Two of the most popular are business centres and serviced offices. At first glance, these two options can appear very similar, but there are some stark differences that could make all the difference to running your business efficiently.
Understanding the differences and knowing what your business needs are is the key to choosing the perfect modern office space for you.
Moving your business to a serviced office means that you get many of the benefits of traditional office space without the problems. Sometimes referred to as managed offices, they are being increasingly used by both big brands and smaller businesses. That’s because they come with everything that you need at a flat rate and no hidden office costs.
Serviced offices come with a variety of added infrastructures such as:
Having these in place means that you do not have to waste time and money on set-up, and can get straight to work the moment you arrive at your desk.
Sometimes referred to as co-working spaces, business centres offer many of the same advantages as serviced offices, but there are limitations on what they can provide. The majority of business centres will only offer a desk that you can rent both short and long-term, but may not be able to offer private offices or boardrooms for meetings. The benefits of business centres include:
However, there are drawbacks when it comes to business centres. They can be very social, but for lone wolves, the lack of privacy can be frustrating. You may also have to wait for access to office essentials like printers or meetings rooms.
In order to make the best decision for your office space to rent it is vital that you know in advance exactly what your needs are. The best way to do this is to ask yourself these questions:
Knowing what you need from your office is the key to making a better decision on your workspace. At Clockwise we’ve got a range of flexible packages, meaning it’s never been easier to get the best workspace possible without the headache of traditional office rental.
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