Why a serviced office?
Offices are for business owners who are both established and starting up that need the permanence of a dedicated desk but have too much stuff to fit on one desk. Stock brokers, for example, utilising several computer screens, diaries, planners, calendar spreads, forms, print-outs, etc. may find a dedicated desk a little restrictive.
Another important factor a business owner might consider is privacy. Lawyers, banks, financial advisors, etc. who handle sensitive, confidential information may not want to work on a desk where their information is open to prying eyes. A serviced office offers that necessary security; however, all one needs to do is swing their office door open and they’re out in the collaborative coworking space. It’s the best of both worlds.
Those who have been on the search for an office space before may have noticed that most commercial office spaces offer little more than the paint on the walls and the floor under your feet. So, the price looks great but not as great once you’re out shopping for business phone & internet bundles, a sturdy desk, a swivel chair (every credible business has one), and so on.
Once you’ve done that, you’ll have to see where the nearest place for coffee is, where there is a communal kitchen and bathroom (if any) and the list goes on and on. After the laundry list is complete, you’ll then need to keep the place clean yourself, wasting valuable work time, or you’ll need to spend extra on someone else to do it for you.
It’s all quite a hassle and becomes far more expensive than was originally expected. A good serviced office can take away so much of that pain by providing the basics while you bring the technological equipment. This way, you’re operational faster which means less down time for your business!