If you’re starting a business, among the countless decisions that need to be made is where to base yourself.
While working from home may seem like a good starting point, many businesses find they quickly outgrow the space, and need to locate to premises where their team can be together. Even with a hybrid working arrangement (with some days in the office and some days at home), having a headquarters helps to provide a central focus.
So, if you are starting a business, why not consider serviced offices? Here are some of the many benefits of serviced offices for start-ups.
One of the major benefits of serviced offices is the flexibility it provides. While your new business may start with just you, as the founder, if you have plans to take on employees then serviced offices give you the space you need to expand. As you grow, you can simply scale up the space as required.
At Rombourne, we have a number of clients who began in a two-person office, and who have expanded several times over, simply moving to larger office space, within the same building.
This is extremely convenient, because it avoids the need to change the address/local phone number and physically hauling everything to new premises.
2. Access To Services
As a new business, you’ll need to set up a number of services, including internet access and telephone answering. If you’re based in serviced offices, these can all be easily provided for you, plus you’ll have everything in one place, on one simple invoice.
3. Building A Reputation
New businesses are something of a blank sheet for customers, so you’ll need to start building credibility in your company. Your clients and suppliers will be looking for clues that you are someone they want to do business with. By having a serviced office address, as opposed to a home address, your reputation will be enhanced.
Similarly, if you need to hold meetings, or invite clients and contacts to your premises, it’s far more impressive to do so at serviced offices, with welcoming, professional reception staff, than in your home office.
When it comes to recruiting talented staff, particularly in the current climate of low unemployment and skills shortages, there can be stiff competition among employers. Being based in smart, serviced office accommodation, with all the benefits – such as easy parking, kitchens, meeting rooms, breakout areas and a location near other facilities – will be very tempting for new recruits. This could just give you the edge over rivals.
When you’re based in a serviced office, you have the best of both worlds. You have your own office space but you also have neighbouring businesses to tap into. This can provide a great networking opportunity, and a way to form new relationships with potential suppliers and even clients.
6. Building Company Culture
Where you and your team operate will have an impact on the culture of your business. By basing yourself, from the start, in modern, smart, fully equipped serviced offices you’ll be setting the tone for your business and your team. Starting as you mean to go on!
At Rombourne, we have been providing exceptional serviced office accommodation for more than 30 years. We have centres in Bristol, Cardiff, Newport and Swindon why not get in touch with the team to find out more, and we would be delighted to help.