Why choose a shared office?
Why choose a serviced office?
1) Added flexibility is one of the key benefits of a serviced office. A company can sign a short-term lease agreement under which there is usually a 28- or a 30-day notice period.
There’s also a possibility to buy additional services such as reception services, meeting room or print facilities if and when required. Needless to say, a business can expand or contract its office space according to the scope of the workflow.
2) Ready for business. Moving into a serviced office is seamless and causes no downtime. You move into a fully kitted out office with all the communications systems in place and where not even little things require your attention.
3) No extra costs. While your monthly lease will be higher compared to the one in a traditional office, you won’t have to spend on such things as cleaning, maintenance, security, professional staff.
4) Efficiency. Such facilities as conference rooms and pantries are always at hand, but you can make use of them only when you need them. You only pay for the services you get.
5) Ideal option for test-marketing. If you are entering a new market, a serviced office may be a perfect choice for you. Surely, you don’t want to get in deep water with a 5-year lease to find out that your business idea did not gain traction!
6) Disaster recovery plan. No one is insured against business affairs going sour. A serviced office can be used as a place to survive the tough times.
7) Positive brand image. As your clients enter an impressive building in the downtown, they see a spacious lobby with a receptionist. When they are being escorted to a modern hi-tech conference room with the cutting-edge equipment, they are naturally impressed by the services offered. What they don’t realize is that you are only renting a 150-square-foot office with access to the valuable auxiliary services that you might need once in a while.
8) Less stress. You don’t have to stress over finding a good janitor, electrician if something breaks down, nor should you spend hours on end looking for a team of professional cleaners. All of these matters are taken care of by the space operator.
9) A possibility to rent a virtual office. Sometimes managed offices provide such services as a virtual address, mail handling and access to a meeting room for their tenants when those are in town.
10) Professional staff and cutting-edge equipment. These benefits of a serviced office are less apparent and come as an additional bonus. However, there’s no need for hiring/training personnel who would pick up the telephone, and speak two or more languages. Nor there is a need to invest into the latest office technology.
Service offices have taken root since their appearance in the 1980s and they continue to conquer office space landscape by quickly adapting to the needs of the modern companies. And if the trend continues, there is a possibility that traditional office leases will become a relic of the past.
via Alberto Di Risio, Acquisition Marketing Manager at KISI