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Georgina Cohen
Georgina Cohen
  • 3 Minute Read
  • 15th August 2023

10 effective ways to reduce the costs of your office

We understand that managing office expenses while ensuring productivity is a top priority for any business, no matter the size or sector. What’s more, with the working environment becoming more dynamic and more businesses allowing remote and hybrid working, the office space is changing and its needs need to meet this new mode of working.

With years of experience in the industry, we’ve honed our expertise to not only provide exceptional office solutions but also guide you in identifying effective strategies to cut costs without compromising on quality.  

In this blog post, we’ll explore the top 10 effective office solutions to help you trim office expenses while maintaining a thriving work environment.  


Consider all-inclusive pricing 

Flexible workspaces and serviced offices offer more than just convenience; they can significantly contribute to reducing office expenses. Serviced offices come with all-inclusive pricing which covers rent, utilities, maintenance, and even amenities like high-speed internet. This eliminates the need to deal with multiple bills and ensures predictability in your monthly expenses. 


Remove capital investment 

Traditional office setups require significant upfront in furniture, equipment, and infrastructure. With a service office space, these costs are eliminated as fully furnished workspaces are ready for immediate use. 


Opt for flexible leasing terms 

Serviced office spaces offer flexible leasing terms, allowing you to scale up or down as per your business’s needs. This agility prevents unnecessary costs associated with maintaining unused space. 


Consider location

If your business is mostly made up of digital nomads, freelancers, and remote workers, then a physical location may not be necessary. Shared workplaces are an excellent way to reduce business expenses. Alternatively, try merging different parts of your business by incorporating a collaborative workspace culture - in essence, try out dual-purpose spaces; your meeting room could also be your break room, for example. 


Reduce administrative burdens 

If you’re finding that a proportion of your budget is going to administrative burdens that are not only increasing your monthly expenditure but also taking time away from core business activities, then try investing in a serviced office space. Flexible offices come with administrative support such as handling mail, reception services, and phone answering to name a few. This saves time and resources that can be directed towards running your business. You can also take advantage of our business advisory services to help streamline your process and create productive solutions.  


Adopt automated technology 

As artificial intelligence continues to evolve, we’re noticing the vast benefits it can have in the office. Finding ways to incorporate automation into your business can be an effective way to keep costs down and even increase productivity. Artificial intelligence can help anywhere from the marketing material that needs writing to the customer service department. 


Analyse recurring costs 

Take a moment to sit down and see what recurring costs you can cut. Perhaps there are subscription services you’re paying for that you no longer have use for, or maybe there’s a vendor that could be cut out. Doing a deep dive into your outgoings can help you see where you can save money and improve your cash flow. 


Rethink long-term commitment 

Traditional leases often require long-term commitments that can tie up your finances. Serviced offices allow you to avoid lengthy contracts, giving you the freedom to adapt to changing business circumstances. 

Streamline your IT infrastructure and office supplies

Considering your IT and office supply costs can have a large impact on the savings you accrue over time. Supplies and IT equipment account for a larger portion of a business’s budget than many imagine. 

Begin by tracking your supply usage and see where you can swap out certain supplies for lower-costing alternatives. Furthermore, perhaps opting for an office space that already has IT infrastructure in place may help in the long run as you won’t need to invest in setting up or maintaining complex technology systems. 


Pay for the square feet that you occupy 

Finally, and perhaps most importantly, pay for what you use. Many companies overestimate how much office space they need and end up paying for dead space. Analyse your office layout and usage patterns to see if you have excess space. If you do have a substantial amount of unused space, then consider subleasing or downsizing. Implement flexible seating arrangements to optimise a smaller space and try to accommodate changing needs. If you need advice on choosing the right office space based on your team size, feel free to get in contact with our expert team who can advise you on choosing the perfect space for your needs. 


Find your dream Office Space 

With so many choices on offer, finding the perfect office space can seem daunting. However, we take all the guesswork out of the search and help you find the perfect space that meets your exact needs. Not sure what you’re looking for? We can narrow your search to a select few, whether they be coworking, serviced, corporate, flexible, or rented spaces in London, New York, Madrid, or elsewhere in the world. Get in touch with one of the Office Freedom experts today to receive a shortlist of options within your budget.