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5 Ways A Serviced Office Can Save Your Business Money

27 Jun 2022 –– Tips & Advice

The way we work is always changing and there are now so many options available to businesses looking for a suitable workplace. But with so many options, how do you choose the right space for your business?

We've put together five big reasons we think fully serviced offices could work for you.

One simple price

You can easily manage your finances when you rent a fully serviced office space. Why? Because there tends to be just a straightforward cost to pay. When choosing a business centre like Business First, you can ensure that the price includes your rent, service charge, electricity and buildings insurance; this can be an excellent way to keep track of your budget and avoid any nasty surprises. If you choose a traditional office space that doesn't offer a service option, you'll be responsible for handling your utilities and insurance; this can create extra work and unexpected expenses. We can also help tenants organise office comms and help source furniture, which can provide extra assistance to businesses during a busy time.

Cut costs on unnecessary extras

When you work out of a serviced office, you can save considerable costs on staff. A receptionist may not be required, as you have a centre manager on-site to welcome your guests and provide information. Cleaning and gardening services could be included in your agreement, removing that cost from your budget. Even the cost of items like tea bags and toilet rolls can add up. So, if you find the right serviced office provider, you can clock up some significant savings over the financial year.

Flexible leases

Business can be full of uncertainties, right? So, being locked into a lengthy contract can be daunting. After all, who knows what could happen in a couple of years? If you rent your premises, you may have to sign up for a five or ten-year lease, which could leave you with an unmanageable expense if you need to vacate sooner. One great thing about serviced offices is that the leases tend to be far more flexible. Short-term leases for office space are standard in fully serviced business centres. At Business First, our most flexible product is a hot desk that offers small businesses or start ups a single workstation in a coworking space that can be hired daily or monthly. This can be amended or cancelled at any time, so it's completely flexible, and no strings are attached. Let us take care of everything! Many businesses start with a single desk and stay as they grow to take over an entire floor. The flexibility to upsize at any time is beneficial for a fast-growing business. It's a significant bonus of serviced offices.

Only use the space you need

When you rent your business premises, there are bound to be areas which are not used to their full potential. Meeting rooms are a great example. While it's beneficial to have a professional and well-equipped boardroom where you can greet visitors, the space could be underused the rest of the time. Choose a fully serviced office suite; you only need to pay for the space you need. Business First has boardrooms, training rooms and conference rooms for hire. Use them when you need them - it's free! We operate calendar booking systems to enable our tenants to share these spaces and make the most of this facility when required. Our meeting rooms are equipped with the latest presentation equipment and complimentary tea, coffee and biscuits for you and your guests.

Location, location, location

Location is essential when choosing the right place to base your business. However, many small businesses hit an obstacle when they discover the cost of premium office space in their desired location. A serviced office can be an extremely cost-effective solution for SMEs looking to place themselves in a commercial hotspot. Business First fully serviced business centres are located close to the motorway network and public transport links, offering easy access for staff and visitors. Our Glasgow and Blackpool business centres provide convenient access to Glasgow Airport and Blackpool Airport. Blackpool Business First is in the town's prestigious Enterprise Zone, bringing a host of additional perks to companies who choose this location as their business base. There is parking available on-site at every centre. Plus, all centres are well served by local shops, services and amenities, to ensure staff can find everything they need nearby.

Where can I find fully serviced offices near me?

Business First has office space to let in key locations across the North West and Glasgow. We provide a fully serviced office solution to small businesses and large corporations, with various extra services and facilities available to tenants. Get an instant price for serviced offices.