Can you tell me about serviced offices?

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What is a serviced office? Where can you find one? How will it benefit me, my business and my customers?

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  • 1. Serviced Offices? _ Can you tell me about 1.What is a serviced office? A serviced office is an office space that you can rent on a flexible lease basis. They can include some or all of the following; furniture, business rates, buildings insurance built-in internet access, cleaning, refreshments, meeting room space, etc. They suit smaller or expanding companies who cannot commit to a longer traditional lease. 2.Why would it suit me? Do you currently work from home? Are you finding that a residential address on your business card puts potential clients off your proposals? Or perhaps you are expanding your business into a new area? The flexibility of a serviced office lease allows for you to make changes easily, and without having to expensively equip your new space. 3.What are the benefits? You might qualify for introductory discounts on your rent, or for small business rates relief simply ask your provider. Daily networking opportunities with fellow entrepreneurial professionals around the teapot. Meeting rooms available for you to meet with clients. Youd be surprised how much you can outlay on coffee supplies in a month 4.What should I pay? Carefully consider your budget, and what your normal office consumables equate to. When taking on a serviced office, there is likely to be a request for a security deposit, and youll need to consider your downtime while you get set up. Ensure you ask what is included with your office, so you can budget for any extras. Dont forget to negotiate prices for your new deal!
  • 2. Can you tell me about Serviced Offices? 5.What should I consider? Is the office location right for your business? Can they offer enough IT support to keep you working? Do you have privacy? Do you need 24 hour access? For more guidance, see our other slideshow 5 things you should ask about serviced offices. 6.How do I get there? Serviced offices will always be in good locations; city centres, on industrial parks, or arterial routes. Some might offer lots of car parking, and some better public transport provision. Increasingly, you might find facilities for commuting cyclists to use, such as showers and secure bicycle storage. 7.How do I find one? Many serviced office providers will have their own website presence, or you could search for them on LinkedIn, or other social media sites. For a wider view, try one of the many serviced office brokers online they can set up meetings on your behalf. Some buildings have both serviced offices and larger spaces for bigger tenants even the bigger brokers might be able to assist with your search. 8.How do I make a decision about where to go? Can the serviced office provide you with a quality space in which to work? Do you like what you see? Is the location convenient? Are there suitable suites available? Can you see yourself working effectively there? And the big question: do you like it? Your Serviced Office is an independent serviced office provider based at Avon House, 435 Stratford Road, Shirley, Solihull, B90 4AA. Offices are available for 1-8 persons, and virtual services can also be provided to those just starting out or looking to expand. Please contact us on 0121 746 3111 or at reception@yourservicedoffice.com for a quote and current availability.

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