It has been several years now since hundreds of business owners have discovered the benefits of having and using serviced offices. And its popularity as the number one option of many entrepreneurs continues to grow as time passes by.
But before you immediately invest in any serviced office that you see a listing of on the Internet or on a newspaper, there are certain significant points, features and aspects that a good business center should have. And all these elements are important for you to efficiently and successfully run your business.
The following are some of the important elements and qualities a serviced office should have so that you won’t go wrong with investing in one:
It should have a respectable or reputable address. It is important that the building where the serviced office is located in a reputable area, particularly in the central business district where it is near significant establishments such as government offices, malls, hotels and restaurants.
It should be easily accessible. The serviced office’s location should be near or within a short distance from major transportation hubs such as train or bus stations. When the building is easily accessible, your guests won’t have a hard time looking for or locating it as well.
It should have a professional and trained staff. Since one of the reasons you are choosing to set up shop in a business center is so that you won’t have to hire your own or some additional employees, you need to make sure that the provider can provide you with qualified and trained staff that will assist and work with you professionally at all times. The provider’s staff must be flexible, loyal and efficient.
It must have or fosters the expected and essential corporate ambience or atmosphere. The last thing you want to happen is to have your potential clients or even future investors backing out on you because the office you are renting is not properly arranged and it does not have the necessary quality furniture and equipment that can help bolster your business’ credibility. As such, it is important that you give a thought to the overall ambiance and atmosphere the office you will rent and the whole business center gives you and will provide to any possible visitors.
It should have all the necessary amenities. Find out if all the necessary amenities are covered in the rent such as packing, Internet and/or Wi-Fi connection, power backup, and security. There are providers who may say that these amenities or services are extra and hence you have to pay additional fees for them. To avoid shelling extra money for these basic amenities, make sure that these are included in the package or monthly rate you will be paying for.