Choosing a serviced office can be overwhelming, with so many questions to ask and factors to consider. To save you time and hassle, Easy Offices provides a quick overview of the top questions to ask yourself when moving into a serviced office space.
What is a Serviced Office?
A serviced office is an office space that’s fully equipped and managed by an office provider, rented as a package that includes the space and a range of services. Here are five frequently asked questions about renting a serviced office.
5 Questions to ask
What are the future plans for my business?
This is one of the first questions you should ask yourself – but still, many business owners leave it until last. How do you plan to grow your company? Are you planning to add staff soon, meaning you’ll need additional space? The good news is, a serviced office space can be expanded at no extra cost, allowing you to easily manage planned staff increases.
What size and layout do I need?
The size of your company and the type of culture you have will determine the size and layout of office space that works best for you. Do you want an open-plan workspace, or private offices for separate departments? Do you need private meeting rooms, or hot desks for remote workers who are only in office occasionally? Look at the different floor plans and sizes available to determine which works best for your business.
What infrastructure does a serviced office provide?
With more people working flexibly and remotely, reliable and safe online communication is more crucial than ever. Most serviced offices are fully IT-equipped, with stable and secure technological infrastructure ready to go as soon as your team moves in. If you need onsite IT support or have any other specific technological requirements, speak to your serviced office provider about their offerings.
What facilities does my ideal office provide?
Serviced office companies offer a wide array of facilities to support your business’ day-to-day operations and make life easier for you and your employees. These typically include:
- Receptionist services
- Photocopiers and fax machines
- Postal and courier services
- Meeting rooms to hire
- Accessibility features
Some locations include additional facilities like onsite gyms, cafés and restaurants.
How much does a serviced office cost?
While the cost of your workspace is important to consider, we’ve put it at the bottom of our list because serviced offices offer such great value for money. There are no unexpected hidden fees.
Do serviced offices include business rates?
Yes, a serviced office will have fixed utilities and business rates built into the contract, so you don’t pay any extra. Facilities and maintenance are covered, and the services available also save you money by reducing the time you spend on administrative tasks.
You don’t need to pay for all the bells and whistles for your company to thrive. Think about the services and facilities that would offer the biggest benefits to your business and prioritise those when choosing your serviced office. You may also prefer some services to be charged only on a per-use basis. Easy Offices understands that every business is different.
A short consultation with our sales staff can save you time and frustration, by giving us the information we need to source the best solution for your needs. Contact us to find your ideal serviced office space.