Moving out of the home office or expanding your business can make the decision of leasing office space or a serviced office a challenging one.
For the small to medium business owner, running a business and looking for appropriate office space can be a time consuming exercise. Factors to consider when you are ready to move out of your home office or set up your own office include:
Budget for expenses and outgoings for a traditional 2 – 3 year lease term office. Add the two month’s rent bond payment, solicitor’s fees to review the lease contract and costs associated with employing staff.
Inspect the facilities and take into account the above factors and if it is the right fit for you. Depending on the stage of your business, being locked into a long term lease contract or not having the flexibility to grow or contract when you lease the space directly can make the decision of a serviced office lease an easy one. Serviced offices are becoming increasingly popular due to their professional corporate image, convenience factor and fixed pricing structure.
The good news is that a corporate style serviced office can offer an attractive and productive work environment, with a sense of community and that familiar corporate ‘vibe’ while providing a cost effective solution for the short term and possibly long term when your business needs change.