Choosing an office for your business is a big decision and one where logistics, expense, contracts, additional costs, and transport are all factors to both consider and get right. Despite the economic backdrop, 93 new businesses were created every hour across the UK in the first half of 2022, and with the number of SMEs on the rise, many more businesses are now turning to shared offices as an option for a number of reasons. Here are some of the many reasons that businesses are now considering shared office space.
Flexible office space
Shared office spaces frequently have offices in a range of shapes and sizes. As a result of this, a business can not only choose an office that is right for them at that time but with other spaces to choose from, there is the capacity to change office size as the needs of a business change or take on additional space without the need to completely relocate.
No hidden costs
Office costs can mount up but with shared office space, the majority of those costs are included. These costs can include
- Electricity and/or gas
- Phone lines
- Business rates
In addition to that, share office owners often offer office furniture rental so there aren’t as many initial costs to set up your office.
Opportunities to network with shared office space
Many businesses in one area can mean that there is an opportunity to mix with other businesses and make useful connections. This might mean a business service such as an accountant could be down the corridor from you, or IT support, marketing or designers. Likewise, if you are a business service provider it’s an opportunity to reach a number of prospective clients on your doorstep.
Shared offices often have more expensive security in place than an average SME would be able to afford. You’re able to get a better level of safety for your team, your equipment, and yourself without any additional cost or worry.
Shared office space in Surrey
If you’re looking for shared office space in Surrey with modern facilities, no hidden costs and the opportunity to network with other businesses, get in touch with SEND Business Centre, or take the virtual tour.