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Business Flexibility with a Serviced Office

May 29, 2019

Serviced offices offer businesses across the world the flexibility they need to meet the demand of modern commerce. Due to the national and international scope of business in the 21st century many people opt for a serviced office. The average serviced contains everything you need to keep your business running no matter where you are in the world. They are generally available at competitive prices for as little as an hour or as long as a year or more. For example, if your business activities take you around Australia and you need on office in Sydney for a week or more, serviced offices in Gordon are definitely worth looking into due to their proximity to the CBD and all main transport hubs. By using serviced offices you can literally conduct business from Melbourne one week, Sydney the next and even New York or London the next if you have an international presence.

How Much Does a Serviced Office Cost?

The simple answer to the above question is, it depends. It depends on the location, the length of time you want it for and the additional services you may require such as mail forwarding or a virtual address. Giving yourself a presence in all the places you do business by way of a serviced office or indeed, a virtual address, might cost you money to start with but providing you have the local customers, these costs should easily be recovered. My advice would be, if you have a need for a virtual office in any city, do your research before you leave home. Simply type ‘virtual office + location’ into a search engine and you should be presented with a series of options. Assess what services you need and an estimated period of occupancy and check the prices out. Don’t go for the lowest price unless you are 100% sure it is suitable for your requirements; you don’t want to pay a deposit and then find out the serviced office is not fit for purpose or does not provide the essential business services you need. 

What Facilities and Services can I expect from Serviced Office?

Generally speaking, all serviced offices provide all the things you’d expect, with the main things being a desk, a chair, a phoneline and internet access. You can usually access other services at additional cost including:

  • Mail Forwarding Service
  • Call Handling
  • Business Signage
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Reception Services
  • Janitorial Services

The above list is by no means exhaustive, and most serviced office providers can provide other bespoke business-related services on request. If you do need any additional services, be sure to make arrangements well in advance of your arrival date. 

The main consideration for you when leasing a serviced office, is to ensure it ticks all the boxes in regard to your current business and future business operations. A good serviced office provider will always answer any questions you may have and provide provision for any bespoke requests you may have.

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