One of the key advantages of a Serviced Office is the flexibility they afford any business. Top of the list would be the easy in, easy out licences which provide businesses with the opportunity to rent for a period as short as 1 month – perfect for those making the transition from their spare bedroom or those well established businesses looking to open a satellite office.
Most Serviced Offices provide licence periods between 1 to 12 months, with discounts available for the lengthier term and direct application.
Enhanced professional image –
A professional image is paramount to a successful business. In the same way that we make snap decisions about people based on how they present themselves we also make judgements on a business’s credibility based on their location, the building and the people associated with that business. This is yet another great advantage of using a Serviced Office!
By taking an office within a Serviced Office Centre your business benefits from their location, setup and staff, all of which have been carefully chosen to project just the right image for any professional business –after all your business is their business.
One Monthly Bill –
Setting up an office, even for an experienced business, is a costly exercise. There’s the initial outlay for services to be connected, then the purchase of the office furniture right down to the cost of the kettle and teaspoons and once you’re in there’s the fluctuating ongoing costs of electricity, rates, internet and telephone lines – the list seems endless.
However, for just one fixed monthly fee all of the following are available with a Serviced Office package
- Contemporary furniture
- Business grade Internet connection
- Telephone line and handsets
- Call Handling Service
- A welcoming reception providing a meet and greet service.
- Access to meeting rooms
- Meeting room support
- Post service
- 24/7 access
- Business Rates
- Buildings Insurance
- Office Cleaning
- Water Rates
- Electricity costs
- Service charge
- Confidential Waste Disposal
- Disabled access
Serviced Offices provide a cost effective means for anyone wanting to take an office whilst the fixed monthly costs provide reassurances of the ongoing affordability for those on a budget.
Experienced staff without the expense –
A good calibre Serviced Office will have experienced administration staff on hand ready to support your business as and when required – from individual tasks such as typing reports, minute taking, producing mail merges to providing a more tailored solution to your administration needs.
Admittedly these services aren’t free however you only pay for the tasks undertaken which when considered against the cost of an employee are surprisingly cost effective.
An experienced administrator on an annual wage of £25,000 could cost up to 1.85 times this salary once you add the additional expenses of NIC, annual software licences, training costs, computer and IT support, consumables and administration overheads back into the equation. Using Serviced Office staff eliminates these additional overheads.
Instant networking opportunities –
At the heart of a thriving Serviced Office is a community, fostered and encouraged by the ‘establishment’ for the mutual benefit of all concerned – a good Business Centre Manager will make sure that tenants who have the potential to be beneficial to each other are introduced. Some Serviced Offices favour structured networking events, others fund raising galas but one thing to bear in mind is that there’s always an opportunity when you’re surrounded by numerous likeminded businesses.