Once you have started growing your business, you may find that you need office space, but you aren’t ready to commit to a big capital outlay to get that space. Increasingly businesses are looking for solutions past the traditional “rent a floor in an office park building” setup. Hoteling, remote work and other alternative work arrangements are more popular each year. There are also temporary offices that you can get if this suits your needs. There are 3 benefits of having this type of an office (virtual offices, serviced offices or meeting rooms for hire).
If you are someone who is constantly traveling to a certain area to do business, then serviced offices may be perfect for you. You will benefit greatly by having a professional office to bring your clients to. There are only so many meetings that can happen at dinners and over coffee; sometimes the privacy of an office is required. By having your own temporary office, you will be able to bring your client into a setting where they feel comfortable. It is much easier to talk about business dealings in an office than it is to talk about them in a noisy cafe or other public area. You will make much more of an impression by bringing these clients into a professional office, which is exactly what a serviced office provides.
If you are only going to be in one place for a certain amount of time, a virtual office would be great for you. If you are shooting a movie, working on an album, or finishing a series of on scene photography, a virtual office would be great for you. You would have a place to run your business dealings out of, instead of just a trailer or a hotel room working as your office space. Again, this will make you look much more professional than if you were just working out of a trailer or hotel room.
A temporary office would be great for if you are transferring buildings, remodeling your existing building, or building new offices all together. This will give you a temporary place to run your business while your other office space is under construction. There is nothing more distracting than trying to get work done while there is construction going on all around you. This situation would be great for a temporary office.
With all the different types of non-traditional offices – virtual, service, temporary – there is an option for any business, large or small, growing or established.