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Clare Hudson
Clare Hudson
  • 1 Minute Read
  • 09th June 2011

Thinking of starting a business? Try Serviced Offices

Are you currently out of work or facing redundancy and thinking of starting a new business?

At SOS> Search Office Space, we help start-up and established businesses to find a base with our free, fast and efficient office space consultancy service. Being out of work can be tough; anyone facing redundancy and thinking of starting up a new company is likely to be feeling money conscious and daunted by the whole process.

There’s an illusion that finding office or studio space is a costly and time consuming venture e.g. Working out which location will be most appropriate, dealing with gas and electric prices, finding the money to pay for all the required office/ studio/ workshop equipment etc. With so much to think about, do, spend and arrange, there’s no wonder why so many great start-up businesses/ ideas fall apart before they’ve even had chance to grow.

If you rent a serviced office, you can move in straight away on flexible terms and not have to spend anything on fixtures, fittings and office technology. There are also no business set up costs and no estate agents or solicitors’ fees. All outgoings are also tax-deductible and treated as standard operating expenses.

In today’s society, flexibility is a necessity which is why serviced offices are increasing massively in global popularity. They can be used by anybody, from 1 person to 500+ people, and many companies now use them as a long term alternative to conventional office space. It’s also important to note that with a serviced office, businesses can expand, contract or exit at short notice without having to worry about additional costs often associated with long term leasing or renting conventional office space.

Richard Smith, Managing Director of SOS> Search Office Space comments on the benefits of serviced offices: "Serviced Offices have increased in popularity, even through the toughest business conditions, which we have all experienced in recent years. The main reasons for this being, in the current business climate, the last thing that companies want to spend their money on is an office infrastructure. Therefore serviced offices are incredibly popular because they are fully equipped with furniture, high speed internet connectivity and a fully functioning telephone system. Companies of all shapes and sizes, including start-ups, SME’s and Corporates are able to start work from a fully functioning office literally 24 hours after viewing, with no set up costs whatsoever.”

With over 18 years of experience, head offices in London and New York and with a growing database of over 8000 serviced business centres worldwide, we’re confident we can help find your business a base.