5 Ways Serviced Offices Can Save You Money
Wi+CoWork serves as a symbol for the way that the world of work, and especially the workplace, is changing. No longer do companies have to set up their business in dull, uninspiring offices. Instead, companies of all different sizes have the option of working in exciting, vibrant and genuinely inspiring workspaces.
One of the main reasons for this is the growth of serviced offices. Serviced offices, like Wi+CoWork, come furnished with everything you need already there when you arrive, like desks, chairs, furniture, communal areas, kitchens and in-house staff. Serviced offices work on monthly contracts, providing flexibility to the likes of small businesses and freelancers. They are also often some of the most impressive office spaces in any city, with the best technology, beautiful design, and impressive architecture.
Given all these benefits, many people often assume that serviced offices must be incredibly pricey. However, FreeOfficeFinder looked at some of the ways that serviced offices can actually save businesses money. We wanted to share a few of the ways offices like ours can be the cost-effective option for many businesses whilst also giving them an opportunity to work in inspiring and vibrant workspaces.
1. Pay for the Office, Not the Facilities
As opposed to renting a leased office, you only pay for space you really need in a serviced office. Facilities like toilets, kitchens, meeting rooms and break rooms are communal, managed facilities. The Serviced office provider takes care of these so that you only have to pay for the desk space/office that you use. This can provide a large saving for businesses, who would otherwise have to pay rent on the whole internal area.
2. Already Fitted Out
When renting a serviced office, you won’t have to worry about chairs, desks, drawers or filing cabinets. In addition, the space will be decorated and can be configured on request. When you rent a leased office, you will need to purchase furniture as the space is typically an empty shell. Fitting an office out can also prove very expensive as build work isn’t cheap, so there is a lot of time and effort, in addition to cost, saved in the process.
3. Flexible Space
Any company that wants to expand takes a risk renting leased office space. They cannot be certain that their company will definitely grow into the space, nor can they be definite they won’t outgrow it. Either way, by taking a larger space to grow into, they will be paying for it (and for a long time, as you are usually bound to a 3 to 10-year contract). Renting a serviced office normally rids you of this worry. Rent the exact size you need initially and the provider will typically allow you to jump to larger spaces in the building as and when your company grows.
4. No Maintenance Costs
Maintenance costs will no longer be a cause of pain once you have moved into your serviced office. When the air conditioning packs in, the electricity goes or the toilet gets blocked, it won’t be your problem. In a serviced office these inevitable troubles are covered by the workspace provider, meaning you are saving on maintenance.
Although not strictly speaking a money saving point, the opportunities to network in serviced office spaces can provide an extra source of income and help your company’s growth. Serviced Offices are packed with a number of small to medium sized growing businesses and the networking possibilities are endless.