Serviced Offices Provide Big Business Benefits for Small Business Budgets


by Jim Moriones, |

If you’re a small business owner who has big business ambition and style, then you’re probably keen on presenting your company in the best possible way. You’re also probably determined to save money as a means of watching your bottom line and contributing to your future growth. Leasing out business space, hiring reception staff, setting up and maintaining internet connections and telecom services can cut into your savings and profits, leaving you constantly playing catch-up month after month. For the business owner who wants to get ahead of the game and stay there, but doesn’t want to sacrifice office size or quality, what is to be done?

Ready to Go Offices at Your Service

What you could do is look into a serviced office. A serviced office is usually managed by a parent company that rents fully-equipped office space to people like you, or companies similar to yours. With such a serviced space, you don’t have to worry about hiring a receptionist, because they can provide such staff for you as part of the fees you pay. When it comes to telecoms and IT, they also take care of that for you. Most of the nitty-gritty setup details are covered under the rent, allowing you to focus on the business at hand, which is, of course, your business.

It also doesn’t hurt that a serviced office building will usually provide to you and your customers all-day free parking.

You can find them all over the world in major cities, and Australia is no exception. If you’re looking for serviced offices Sydney has its fair share. The benefits don’t stop with the basic setup costs you’d normally face if you were trying to handle everything on your own. Sometimes you need secretarial staff, but don’t have enough work to justify paying someone full time. Temp agencies might be an option, but in the cost-benefit analysis using that over the long term doesn’t make sense.

Secretaries and Meeting Rooms on Call

At a serviced office building, you will usually find that the management company that owns the building and is renting space to you can provide secretarial services on a pay as you go basis. When you need them, simply ask and the management company will help you out right away.

If you’re going to rent a building all on your own, you’re likely going to look for the biggest possible space for your needs. This means that you probably want at least one or two meeting rooms or board rooms. How often they get used wouldn’t likely justify paying all that extra money for the larger space. On the other hand, when you rent out serviced office suites, the building you’re in will gladly provide you with meeting rooms whenever you need them. They will do so in the same way they provide secretarial staff, meaning you only pay for the meeting space when you use it. In this way, you can skip paying for extra space all the time. This, in turn, will also help you save a lot of money.

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