5 Reasons to Claim Your Shared Office Space
The shared office concept is growing fast. It’s growing because of the demand for more coworking space and virtual office facilities. As more of us become independent workers, so the demand for these new shared environments continues. Here are the top five reasons why you should claim your own shared office space in a nutshell:
- It’s low maintenance
- Overhead costs are vastly reduced
- Ready on demand
- Connectivity (real world and virtual)
- Zero contracts
That’s an impressive shortlist no matter how you view it. We know it’s impressive because here at Office Evolution, we cater to this demand first-hand.
Let’s take a look at these five important points in a little more detail.
#1: How Low Is Low Maintenance?
Think of it this way: you don’t have to lease the office space you work from. Nor do you own or maintain all the office equipment such as photocopier, internet services, kitchen appliances, or furniture and so on. Nor do you have to stress over things like replacing printer toner, fixing the air conditioning, or any of that other stuff. These things and more are all issues that people have to commit to when renting an actual office of their own. Because these things are not your problems, it means you get to focus 100 percent on what’s important to you, like building your business. You get to do this without all the usual headaches and interruptions that come with a conventional office lease.
#2: Low Overheads
By working in a coworking environment you have everything you need and nothing you don’t. There’s no long-term lease commitment, no extra utility costs and no cleaning or other service charges. In fact, you don’t even have to worry about toilet paper. Compared to a traditional office arrangement, you have no additional overheads to speak of as your membership covers all.
#3: Ready on Demand
Everything you could possibly need from a shared working environment is ready on demand. Want high-speed internet? You’ve got it. Need a conference room for an afternoon? You’ve got it. Need someone to take your calls? You’ve got that too. In fact, whatever you expect from a traditional office setting you have in the virtual office, including physical shared office workspace. There’s a good chance you have even more. Imagine that, no need to invest in costly office furniture of your own, nor flooring, window shades or anything else. All you have to do is turn up with your mobile devices and you’re good to go.
#4: Connectivity (Real World & Virtual)
Some may argue that networking online is the only kind of interacting a busy entrepreneur needs. The virtual world of networking is important, but it’s not the be all and end all. Online relationships can only go so deep. How many Facebook Friends are true friends? But online networking does have its uses, but it’s not the only place at the table.
Anyone who is experienced in business will tell you that nothing comes close to real-world connectivity. Some suggest that communications technology has a negative effect on socialization skills. If it’s true, that’s bad news for real-world business interactions. There’s just something about face-to-face communication that aids better understanding and seals more deals. You can say “How are you?” over Skype, but it’s not quite the same as shaking someone by the hand and offering them a seat and coffee. The shared office space is a great place to meet like-minded others. It is a place where you get to plug into the best of both worlds.
#5: Zero Contracts
Killer contracts have seen many a gutsy startup fall flat on its face. Every ambitious independent worker knows the importance of spending money to make money. However, there are some costs that can prove just too much at times. At some coworking spaces, like Office Evolution, membership contracts are friendly, fair, and flexible. You only pay for what you use and need at the time. If your business grows and needs more services or workspace options, you can add them as you need them. Likewise, if you need to scale back on what you use for a while, you can do that too. This flexibility is the beautiful thing about operating in a fully-functional shared working environment that has a member friendly culture and flexible terms. This isn’t true about all shared office centers, so be sure to do your research on contact flexibility.
As pointed out in the opening paragraph, the share office model is growing fast because of the demand. Call us todayto see what we can do to help you and your business model grow to its full potential. It might just be the best call you ever made.
At Office Evolution Hackensack, we provide virtual office and private office solutions. We offer meeting rooms, offices, a coworking lounge, a shared reception, a business address, and virtual receptionist services. We have many options and price points, and all terms are flexible. Plus, you become part of a community of like-minded professionals.
Whether you live in Teaneck, Bergenfield, Maywood, Teterboro, Hasbrouck Heights, Moonachie, Little Ferry, Rochelle Park, Dumont, Bogota, River Edge, New Milford, Hackensack, Englewood, Paramus, Tenafly and other communities nearby, choosing Office Evolution Hackensack in New Jersey will help you be more professional, productive, and profitable.