With millions of Australian’s forced to endure the challenges of working from home in recent months, the value of a dedicated place of business has never been more appreciated. However, in these uncertain times, the rigid contractual terms of a traditional office lease have become even less appealing for many business owners. Read on to find out why a serviced office may make the most sense for your business in 2021.
Whether you’re an established business, or a start-up taking the leap from a home office, perhaps the most attractive feature of serviced offices are their flexible terms. A typical commercial lease may require a 3 or even a 5 year commitment – obstructing your ability to grow (or downsize) should your situation change. Corporate House serviced offices are available on simple & flexible monthly terms – allowing your business to be agile in response to your business’ performance.
Whilst coworking spaces and open plan offices may work for some businesses, for those who require a certain degree of privacy, whether for confidential client phone calls, or internal team discussion, serviced offices are an ideal solution.
A number of larger companies are now also turning to serviced offices to provide their teams with a more productive environment than working at home, whilst still being able to implement their own Covid safe plans. Mitigating their onerous leasing commitments and protecting their employee’s health.
When you base your business from a serviced office, you’ll enjoy a long list of inclusions that you otherwise would have to pay for in a traditional office space. Corporate House’s serviced offices include;
- Reception service during business hours to meet and greet your clients
- Private furnished office with 24/7 access
- Meeting rooms and Boardrooms – Unlimited free use across 10 locations
- Internet – Fast, Business grade ethernet & Wi-fi
- Phone Service – Handset, professional phone answering, a local number and complimentary message taking service
- Outgoings – Nightly cleaning, electricity and air conditioning during business hours
- Kitchen facilities – Full use of including free tea/coffee facilities for you and your guests
- Opportunity to work and network with a variety of businesses
If you were to take on a traditional corporate lease, the sum total of all of these individual expenses, not to mention the time involved setting up and managing your own service providers, would represent significant fixed costs for your business.
No Wasted Space
In a traditional office leasing scenario, meeting rooms are large, yet infrequently used spaces. If you’re operating under a commercial lease, you’ll likely be paying for these spaces whilst they sit empty for most of the day. Our serviced office tenants enjoy free access to multiple meeting rooms across our 10 locations, allowing them to conduct board meetings, client presentations, and team gatherings in a professional setting without incurring a cost when it’s not required.
Plug & Play – No Downtime
A serviced office has everything you need to hit the ground running and be instantly operational – simply bring your laptop and get to work. This is a very attractive proposition for companies, especially when compared to the time and cost required in fitting out a commercial office space. Waiting for furniture deliveries, an internet connection, electricity, phone systems and a host of other necessities could take your business offline for weeks.
For most businesses, image is everything and this includes your office space (it’s even one of the seven Ps of Services Marketing). However, if your company is in its infancy, the cost of leasing an office space in the CBD or outer fringes is likely out of reach. Corporate House offers serviced offices in some of the most sought after locations in Brisbane, including Eagle Street in the CBD, Coronation Drive in Milton, and Ann Street in Fortitude Valley. It is also the only serviced office provider within the trendy Gasworks development in Newstead.
According to payscale.com, hiring a dedicated receptionist for your business is likely to cost between $36k and $55k per annum. This is on top of the time and cost involved in finding, hiring and training the right candidate (not to mention covering annual & sick leave periods). Corporate House serviced offices include a dedicated receptionist with professional telephone answering services – allowing you to portray a professional image to your clients without incurring a significant salary cost.
These are just a few of the many benefits a Corporate House serviced office can bring to your business – to find out more, book a tour of your nearest Corporate House location now by calling 1300 968 763.