Once you have decided that a virtual office is the way you want to go, it’s time to seek out the perfect serviced office to suit your personal and professional needs. There are a number of different offices to let but not all of them can offer you everything you want. Considering what an important decision this is, there are a number of matters you will need to establish before signing on any dotted lines.
Establish the needs of your business
First and foremost, you need to look at the needs of your business. Do you require switchboard services, allocated parking, meeting room/s or any other specific facilities? The way in which you conduct business will determine your needs and, in turn, also help you choose the most suitable commercial property.
When comparing virtual offices, you need to consider the location very carefully. It’s no secret that prime areas bode better for business due to higher levels of safety, security and the presence of other successful businesses nearby. You also need to think about your staff, clients and prospective clients. Choosing a remote location can put people off because it’s a long way to travel or difficult to reach due to poor accessibility.
Nobody likes to pay for parking or spend half an hour struggling to find a spot. Nor do you want to walk too far from your parking bay to the office. Finding offices with parking facilities is always key.
Read that fine print
While you are looking out for the best possible office to rent, companies are looking for ways to gain and maintain your business. Make sure that you read the fine print of your agreement before you sign a single page. Take note of any additional fees or hidden costs that could amount to a terrifying sum by the end of the year. For instance, you could be tempted by their offer for a free fax number but make sure they aren’t going to charge you for every page you receive or they may charge you by the hour to use the meeting rooms and other facilities. Cost out any and all additional services and make sure that each one is financially feasible before making you final decision.
With all of these tips in mind, you should be able to sail through the process of picking out the best serviced office for your business. Remember to follow your instincts a little too and, if the provider seems shady or secretive in any way, look elsewhere.