How To Find A Serviced Office For Your Home Business

Not all home workers or home business owners are fortunate enough to have enough room in their house to create a dedicated office space. If that applies to you then what are your options? And how can you find a serviced office that suits all your business needs?

Guest Writer Jenna Evans tells us more about serviced offices.

how to find a serviced office for your business

People will often judge your start-up business or freelance service based on its location. If your office is in an area known for your particular industry, then you’ll automatically have an edge over the competition. Choosing the perfect location for your office space can be tricky, especially if you want to take the traditional route and sign a long-term lease agreement.

Serviced offices are often located in premium areas and can help you establish your home business presence in competitive markets. You may think that serviced offices are only a short-term solution because of their short-term rental agreements; however, this couldn’t be further from the truth.

Premium Location

Having your business located in an area that’s often associated with your industry can be hugely beneficial. This will increase networking opportunities, keep you close to the competition, and looks great on business cards. Although premium serviced office locations will cost more, they can provide much better business opportunities.

It’s always a good idea to do a little research on the location of your serviced office before you sign a letting agreement. For example, if you own a tech business and want to relocate to London, try to get an office in an area known for housing tech companies, such as Shoreditch.

Transport And Amenities

Try to find a serviced office that’s within walking distance to tube, bus and rail stations. If you ever hold meetings, you want to make it as easy as possible for clients to find you. In addition, being in an area with good transport connections will do wonders for your employee morale. This will be reflected in their work ethic, which will yield better results.

Serviced offices often contain services and facilities that you can rent on a pay-by-use basis. If you prefer using conference rooms, meeting rooms, gyms, etc., outside of the office environment, look for a serviced office that has these nearby amenities within walking distance.

Price

Rental fees will significantly vary depending on your location. If you want to get setup in a central area, close to amenities, transport connections and other businesses, you’ll probably have to pay more.

Generally speaking, the further you venture to the outskirts of a city the cheaper they will get. Specialist property agencies can save you a large amount of money on rental fees as they have connections with operators and can negotiate for deals on your behalf.

Rental fees are calculated in two different ways; per desk or per square footage. If you work alone or have a small team, paying per desk is generally more cost efficient. The per-desk fees will also vary according to the location.

Before you ever consider signing a long-term lease agreement for a serviced office, ensure that the location of your office is suitable for expansion. There’s nothing worse than being bound to an agreement that is no longer financially viable and hinders your business growth. If you are ever in doubt, don’t hesitate to test various locations using serviced offices.

Guest Writer Biog

This article was written by Jenna Evans with the help of Skyline Offices - the specialist property agency dedicated to promoting the best and most affordable serviced offices in London.

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