5 benefits of a serviced office
Should you rent an office or move into a serviced office in a business centre? We highlight 5 benefits of a serviced office for startups and small businesses.
One of the big expenditure items for any business is office space. If you rent an office it’s usually on a 5 year contract and then you’ll need to furnish it, pay for heating, electricity and so on. For some businesses this can be a real challenge, so the option of a serviced office is one to consider.
Serviced offices come in all sizes from small offices for 1 or 2 people to much larger offices for up to 20. They tend to be in business centres, which are usually based in prime locations, with shared facilities and communal spaces and offer a number of benefits:
1 Easy in, easy out licence
Serviced offices are available on easy in, easy out monthly terms. Paying a set fee on a monthly basis makes for easy budgeting and if you decide to move out the notice period you have to give could be as little as just 1 month.
2 Fully inclusive
The simple monthly licence fee is fully inclusive of rent, business rates, electricity, water and shared kitchens, as well as cleaning of the communal areas, which provides a cost-effective alternative to a conventional office.
If your business grows, you can easily move into a larger office space within the business centre and so keep your business address. When moving to another office within a business centre, setting up is easy as communication systems like internet and telecoms are often in place already.
4 Support services
Often business centres offer a range of office support services on a pay as you go basis like secretarial and administration support, telephone answering or meeting rooms.
5 Professional feel
Serviced offices will provide your business with a professional environment. Most have a reception with a receptionist in a smart lobby area, meaning your visitors will always get a friendly welcome and a good first impression of your business. If you want, many have telephone answering services so that your calls are always answered by a person rather than an answering machine when there is no-one in your office.
If you’re thinking about renting a fully serviced office in Witney, contact Hexagon Business Centres to find out if we have any offices available in one our 3 centres. Call our team on 019943 848770 now.