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Office options: Serviced Office

by Prop Office on March 23, 2012 in ,

Previously we looked at traditional office spaces. Serviced offices or Business Centres are one of the alternatives to traditional offices. Read more about comparing office space with Serviced offices here.

A Serviced office typically involves a private, lockable office with 1-10 workstations plus access to a range of common amenities such as coffee area, meeting rooms, secretarial support, reception and an informal lounge or drop-in area. Also sharing these common facilities will be other companies leasing serviced offices. The number of individual offices in a single business centre can range from around 10 up to as many as 80. Typically, but not always, a business centre will occupy an entire floor of the building.

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The major benefit of Serviced offices is flexibility. Your serviced office can be ready to go with desks, chairs, telephone lines and internet usually within a day. Your minimum contractual commitment can be as short as one month. It can be very useful for opening an office in a new city to test the waters, for your first year of operations while you grow the employee headcount or for short-term projects that have an undetermined duration.

Fortunately, the Serviced office/Business Centre market has grown significantly in the last few years and more competition means better value for customers. There are options for five-star quality in the best office buildings or more affordable options with a lower per-workstation cost. Be sure to shop around to find the space that fits you and your business. The cheapest option is not always the best value – be sure to confirm what is included in the monthly rent charge.

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