With so many different types of offices available, it can be confusing to know which choice is best for your business. Whether you need an office soon or in the distant future, there are lots of short and long-term options available to suit your needs. Let’s have a quick run through the different types of office space you can rent.
Flexible working spaces
Flexible office spaces are a great solution for a freelancer looking to escape from the four walls of their home! During the pandemic we have all had to adjust to working from home, and whilst it was exciting and fun to begin with, the novelty soon wore off. Coworking spaces are a great way to form new connections with like-minded people, and can also help to add credibility to your business as well.
Virtual office spaces
These are ideal for entrepreneurs who are always on the move and travel a lot. Virtual office spaces allow you to have an established business address for post and meetings. You will also have access to meeting rooms, and some virtual office spaces offer extra packages to help with administrative tasks. This can include phone call answering and mail sorting.
Serviced office spaces
Here at McCue House, serviced offices spaces will be the main thing we are providing for local businesses. They are great for multi-person businesses who are looking for an all-inclusive office space where they can literally come straight in and set up. You can rent an office space for as little as one month, and we will be providing discounts for those who sign up to longer-term contracts. It is a great way for new businesses to test the water to see if an office space is going to work for them.
Managed office spaces
These are often a longer-term solution and are more suitable for established businesses. Whilst you will be entering into a longer contract, you are able to make the space completely your own and unique to your business.
Which type of office space is best for me?
The office space best suited for you really depends on how far along the business ladder you are, and of course how much budget you have to spend on renting office space. Here is a rough guide, but it really does depend on your individual circumstances:
- Freelancers: coworking spaces are a great way to socialise and meet other businesses. You will have access to all the facilities you need, without being tied into a long contract. There are usually hot-desking and fixed-desk options depending on which you prefer.
- Start-ups: again, if you are a one-man (or woman) band, a coworking space might be a good fit for you. Networking is really important in order to help grow your business, so look for those spaces with regular networking opportunities. As you start to employ new people, you can easily make the transition into a serviced office space from here too.
- Bigger businesses: a serviced office space is great for growing businesses, particularly when it comes to cost. They have a fixed monthly fee so you know exactly what your outgoings are going to be, and there are no hidden surprises. Once you have outgrown a serviced office space you may want to move to a managed office, which you can make into your own.
We hope this has helped to clarify the wide range of office types available, and which would be best suited to your business. If you would like any further information on the facilities that we have here at McCue House, or would like to register your interest regarding office space for hire in Grimsby, please do not hesitate to contact us.