If you’ve been looking for a place to setup your business you may have come across the term ‘serviced offices’ and thought to yourself, “I wonder what they’re all about?”. Well we’re here to help outline all the different aspects of serviced offices, how they work, what they cost, what they come with and any other questions you may have about serviced offices in general.
If you’ve stumbled across this blog article (perhaps searching for serviced offices in Brisbane or trying to find out more info about serviced offices) and would like to speak with someone about the ins and outs of serviced offices, please feel free to call us at any stage on 1800 629 143 and one of our professional consultants would be more than happy to have a chat with you.
Before we get into answering all your questions about serviced offices (sometimes called instant offices, business offices, commercial offices, etc) it’s important to understand what a serviced office actually is.
What is a serviced office?
A serviced office is usually a suite of office spaces in a building that comes equipped with a range of different facilities. The building is usually managed by a facility management company (just like The Milton Business Centre) and a series of spaces are available to rent for companies of different sizes and requirements.
Typically serviced offices are located in a central business district (in our case Milton, Brisbane) and are much more flexible than conventional lease-based rental setups. Serviced offices supply all desks, furniture, internet connections, phones, etc so essentially you just need to bring along your laptop, your favourite desk plant / photo / trinket and you’re ready to work.
Serviced offices typically have a shared reception area and provide reception services, mail services, phone answering services and a wide range of other facilities that can assist with you growing your business without having to put on staff for all these different requirements.
How do serviced offices work?
If you’ve taken the time to read this far, we highly recommend you go ahead and take our serviced office virtual tour. You will notice there’s a series of rooms that are available as a large bank of different office options.
Serviced offices work a little differently to your usual ‘rental’ setup. When you rent or lease an office, you’re typically required to sign the rental or lease agreement for a minimum amount of time, sometimes 3, 6 or 12 months. We’ve even heard of agreements that range up to 3 years! Serviced offices work a little differently as there’s typically no minimum time period you’re required to stay, so if you only need an office as a temporary measure or you need somewhere to set up shop whilst you find more permanent office space, a serviced office might just be the perfect solution.
In saying that, we find that many customers – once they see our facilities and discover the benefits of serviced offices choose to stay with us for extended periods, sometimes years!
Do you lease or rent serviced offices?
Technically whilst you sign an agreement with us, you neither rent nor lease an office but you also do both. We realise that might not make sense, but when you acquire a serviced office through The Milton Business Centre you agree to a monthly, 3 month, 6 month or yearly package. The term lease and rent in this case is a little ambiguous as really you could call it either but in the end it’s almost the same thing.
What do serviced offices include?
This really depends on the organisation offering the serviced office. Some serviced office providers offer everything you need from furniture and equipment through to reception services and support. Other serviced office companies offer less but may cut down their pricing. It all really depends on what you’re looking for. Here’s a list of the main things we offer here at The Milton Business Centre.
Additional Extras include:
How much do serviced offices cost?
This will really depend on the different services you require. Most serviced office providers will offer a base price for office space, then add on costs for elements like additional desks, mail services, receptions services and so on. It’s difficult to give a rough price as every serviced office company is different in what they offer, the add-ons they have available and what comes as ‘standard’ in their packages.
The best thing to do is to ring around to a few different serviced office solutions companies and find out what they offer, how much it is and what their requirements are – but make sure you call us first on 1800 629 143!
What’s the best way to find a serviced office?
No doubt the best way to find a serviced office these days is to use a search engine. If you’re in Brisbane and are looking for a serviced office you might want to search for “Serviced Office Brisbane” or “Serviced Office Company Brisbane” or “Serviced Office Providers” etc.
Should I look for serviced offices with parking?
This all depends on the type of business you have, if you require parking and if you’re planning on having regular meetings or get togethers where customers, clients or associates will need parking. Here at the Milton Business Centre we can organise car parks for you if required.
Hopefully we’ve answered all your questions about serviced offices, how they work, how much they cost and the ins and outs of getting yourself into one. If you have any further questions, please feel free to check out our serviced offices Brisbane, services page and contact us at any stage on 1800 629 143.