If your small business has grown recently, you may be looking for advice on how to choose office space so you can set up away from your home. Or you might be looking for somewhere with stock storage close by. There are lots of features that come with serviced office space, but there are some things that you cannot compromise on. In this article, we outline a few things to consider when choosing your office space that will allow your business to grow.
1) What facilities are available?
Your new office space must fulfil all your business needs to work effectively for you. Before you started searching for an office space, make a list of what you need. Whether that is parking for your staff or a reception area to greet guests, you should make priorities and see how many of these you can tick off with your local serviced offices.
At all three of our serviced offices in Bournemouth, Basingstoke and Poole we offer a fully serviced office with a reception area, where our staff can look after your visitors. We also provide a kitchen area for yourself and your colleagues, and the serviced office space comes fully equipped with furniture, so you can get started right away.
2) Security in the building
For any business, office security is a top priority. Not only does it keep you and your colleagues safe, but it also means you can be safe in the knowledge that your equipment and important documents are secure too. Some of the main things to consider when choosing office space are the CCTV and alarm system. These should be monitored 24/7 and include the latest technology. At Store & Secure, not only do we have staff working sevens days a week, but we also have an external security company who looks after the premises overnight.
3) Space for stock and equipment
We know that an office isn’t always big enough to hold everything you need, particularly if you handle stock or large amounts of documents. It is often really helpful to have an extra storage space attached to your serviced office in Basingstoke or Bournemouth so that you can easily sort stock or retrieve items. Not only will this streamline your processes, but business storage space can also allow you to grow your business much quicker because it gives you space to store new items and increase stock. If you choose a business storage unit, you can always increase or decreases its size depending on what you need. At Store & Secure we offer complete flexibility and are always happy to boost local businesses by helping with their serviced office and business storage spaces.
4) Is there space for your business to grow?
The goal of business is to grow, but you must give yourself the space to do that. Serviced office space is a great opportunity to do that because it is flexible and saves you costs in fitting out an office, allowing you to focus on growth. If you see yourself hiring local serviced offices soon, make sure you choose a space that can accommodate that. As we discussed above, try and find a space that allows stock storage nearby, that way you can access it easily. At Store & Secure, we also take deliveries for our businesses. So, if you don’t have time to sign for something, we can do it for you.
If you need advice on how to choose office space and are looking for amazing rates on business storage and serviced offices, get in contact with us at Store & Secure today. Our local serviced offices in Poole, Bournemouth and Basingstoke are affordable and available and can be used in conjunction with a storage unit! Speak to our expert, friendly team to see how we can help you today, alternatively get a quote for storage from as low as £5 a week.