The benefits of renting desk space

Homepreneurs, entrepreneurs, and small businesses don’t always start in a garage, living room or at a kitchen table.  These locations aren’t always good for client meetings and networking with others.  Rob Clymo, writing for Office Genie, provides a great suggestion that involves renting desk space, a much less expensive option than full offices and more appealing than a garage.  Get a high-end location address to put on your business card and invite clients to meet with you in prime locations.  Shared office space also promotes networking with others in the same or complimentary industries.

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The benefits of renting desk space

If you’re starting out in business, or already have a venture of your own that’s doing okay, then one of the main considerations has to be where you do the bulk of your work. Small businesses, freelancers and the like have long seen the working from home scenario as being the best way forward. After all, there are no major overheads and you also avoid the daily commute.

However, working from home can be a solitary business and not always conducive to networking, which can play a big part in getting new clients. It’s little wonder then that many people are now considering the option of renting a desk or office space as, thanks to the current economic climate, there’s plenty of it about and it’s competitively priced too.

The way forward

The best way to explore the options when it comes to desk and office space rental is to use the services of a comparison website. Sites like this can allow you to search out prestigious postcode addresses that are often perfect for having a desk or office space to entice new clients.

One of the best things about desk and office space rentals is that they often use short-term rolling contracts, which means that you don’t have to commit to lengthy deals that could prove problematical if you’ve only just started out in business. Admittedly, desk space rentals are cheap because they don’t come with many frills – it’s usually the desk, a chair and high-speed Internet.

However, if you’re running a business that demands rather more, then take a look at the many office space rental deals that are out there. These range from rented spaces in state of the art buildings through to serviced offices with receptionists, IT support and post rooms too. Either way, there’s no doubt that there are distinct benefits to having a ‘proper’ business address, which will also look good on your business cards and shiny new website.

Small is good

Of course, it’s easy to consider the desk or office space rental a needless expense if you’re only just starting out or don’t really want the cost of paying for a working area. The only problem is that if you’re doing a days work in the spare bedroom, study or even the garage, then its not always the most productive way of working. What’s more, prospective new clients might not find it too appealing either.

So, if you’re thinking of giving it a try then renting desk or office space can be easily researched online, the moving in part takes no time at all, while the working bit of the process could possibly end up being one of the best parts of the deal. Anything that helps boost productivity and profits in the current economic climate has got to be worth looking at. And, better still, it won’t cost you anything in order to investigate it either.

Post contributed by Rob Clymo who writes on behalf of Office Genie, the UK’s first proper online marketplace for desk space and shared office space.

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