SMEs urged to consider using serviced officesJanuary 4th, 2013 Category: Building Management
Serviced offices could be the ideal premises for many small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), experts have suggested.
According to Officebroker.com, these are particularly good for smaller ventures because it is not too expensive for them to take on.
Indeed, it pointed out that SMEs can typically benefit from flexible terms and licence agreements if they want to move in to a serviced office.
As a result, they are able to avoid getting stuck in a restrictive long-term lease and can strike up a deal that better suits them and their "outlook for the year".
In these tough economic times, this can be a great way for SMEs to keep on top of their finances.
After all, they need to be able to put the limited resources they have towards delivering their core services and perhaps expanding their operations.
So it can surely be a godsend if they do not have to worry about expenses such as office cleaning, building maintenance and general on-site maintenance.
It will be the office provider's responsibility to handle these tasks, although they too have the option of outsourcing to specialists such as facilities management professionals to cut costs.
Therefore, an SME will be able to make use of an array of resources and tools that they would probably never be able to afford if they were doing it all by themselves.
"Serviced office space typically provides a ready-to-go environment," Officebroker.com said.
"What is included will depend on the office provider and your contract, but in most cases this is all taken care of in the monthly cost."
Officebroker.com pointed out that the new year can be a particularly good time for a business to look at their current working environment and see whether it is really working for them.
This, it said, could help them find a more productive alternative option and put a firm in a better position to expand and thrive.
With the government hoping SMEs can play a big part in driving Britain's economic recovery, this could certainly be an option worth considering.