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How a Serviced Office Can Help Your New Business

Posted by admin on October 28, 2011 at 3:48 pm. Filed under: serviced offices

Starting a new business can be extremely hard on a bank balance. Just like when you buy your first house, a new business usually requires a large amount of start up cash to cover the costs of insurance, memberships, equipment and staffing. This, of course, doesn’t even take into account the costs of running an office space. Offices incur many charges in addition to basic rent. You have to consider rates for electricity, gas, water, telephone and Internet, as well as the initial cost of kitting the office out with furniture and decoration, and any service charges the building might levy as well.

A serviced office, on the other hand, consolidates all these charges into one, so you can get a beautiful new office space in Liverpool or serviced offices in Leeds for one monthly rate, without usually having to factor in any additional charges. Although the terms of a serviced office vary from one lease to another, it will generally include furniture, all rates (except perhaps Internet and telephone) and those pesky building maintenance charges. Another advantage is that the leases are generally shorter, so as your business expands, you can adapt, by adding to your lease or even moving property if you need to. Likewise, if you find you’ve taken on more space than you need, you can reduce the amount of space in your lease without delay or penalty costs. Plus, the monthly rate you pay for this flexibility usually works out more cost effective than a conventional lease too.


Fully Flexible Office Space Across the World

Posted by admin on October 24, 2011 at 3:44 pm. Filed under: offices to let

In the last few years, business needs have changed more frequently and more suddenly than ever before. The need to be able to expand and contract quickly and in a cost effective manner is often vital to a business’s survival, and this can be difficult when you have a conventional lease for your office premises. If you find that you suddenly need more or less office space than you currently have, many building landlords will charge you heavy costs. Even worse, this may simply not be an option. The building may not have any extra space, or your lengthy lease means that you continue paying the same amount for however many months or years you have left.

A serviced office gives you the flexibility you need to expand or contract your business as required, with short lease terms. At Abacus, we can help you find the best serviced offices in London, as well as most other towns and cities across the UK and many major cities in the rest of the world.  You can rent office space in London easily by looking at over 300 properties advertised on our site. We also have over 1,000 properties listed for the UK and 4,000 for the rest of the world. Once you have found your ideal property, you can set up quickly and begin trading straight away, saving your business time and money. Serviced offices are used by all kinds and sizes of companies now because of the major benefits they hold, particularly in the current economic climate.


Smart Offices for Smart Prices

Posted by admin on October 19, 2011 at 3:31 pm. Filed under: commercial property

The term ‘serviced office’ brings to mind images of modern, well-furnished offices in out-of-town business centres or smart city centre buildings. You may be mistaken, then, for thinking that these come with a hefty price tag. After all, being able to run your business from a great location with all the added benefits of a fixed monthly charge with no hidden extras should cost a lot, particularly when you take into account that you can move in straightaway, without having to wait for essential services such as Internet and phone to be installed. The fact is, though, that serviced offices can often work out as more cost effective than an office on a lengthy conventional lease, because you have the flexibility of being able to leave or change your space requirements without having to wait for a lease of several years to be complete or having to pay high administrative costs.

Whether you need to find commercial property in Bristol or offices to let in Birmingham, we have over 1,000 listings for serviced offices in the UK, as well as thousands more in other major cities around the world. Small, medium and large businesses alike benefit from the advantages of serviced offices. Large businesses in particular are now choosing to house all or part of their business in a serviced office because of the flexibility of options it offers, opening a new or temporary branch of a company being one such example of how a large company can use a serviced office to their advantage.


How Large Businesses Can Benefit from a Serviced Office

Posted by admin on October 14, 2011 at 3:26 pm. Filed under: serviced offices

There are few businesses now which can be sure to want to rent office space in the same location over a period of several years. The ever changing and uncertain economy of recent years has made companies and individuals wary of making long-term commitments. Consequently, more and more businesses are turning to serviced offices as a solution to find their ideal business premises. Although a serviced office is not always the best option for every kind of business requiring office space, it can offer numerous advantages to most.

While such offices were once more commonly used by small or medium sized businesses, now more and more large companies are starting to use them to their advantage. A London-based company that needs office space in Manchester for just three months, for example, will find themselves looking for a serviced office because there is no other solution available to them. It is also not worth the costs involved in buying and/or transporting furniture and registering with gas and electricity suppliers for such a short period. Similarly, for a company opening a new branch and needing Liverpool offices, the time required to take out a conventional lease and set up the new premises will mean that the business is losing money, and they may not even be sure that their product or service will work in this location. A serviced office gives them the flexibility to be able to pull out of the area if necessary, or expand if things are going well.


Additional Benefits of a Serviced Office

Posted by admin on October 9, 2011 at 3:21 pm. Filed under: Uncategorized


When you hear talk about the benefits of serviced offices, the words ‘flexible’ and ‘convenient’ will often come up. These are, of course, major benefits, but there are multiple other advantages which can mean you will soon consider a serviced office as the only solution for your business. Serviced offices vary from provider to provider, but the facilities available are usually similar. Common services include things like office furniture (often modern and stylish), a shared kitchen (or individual, depending on how much space you take out), and a cleaner. There is often a reception area, which may be manned by the building’s own staff who will take any messages and forward calls. You can sometimes use shared office equipment, such as a photocopier, fax machine and scanner, which can save your business money on shelling out for its own equipment. Some offices will also provide full IT support, which can be a huge benefit for small companies in particular that don’t have their own IT department.

Are you convinced yet? If you have decided that a serviced office is the way forward for you and are now looking for office space in Edinburgh or serviced offices in London, then check out our listings. We have over 300 listings for London alone and have details on over 1,000 offices across the UK in almost every town and city. If you have offices abroad or are looking to break into the international market, we also have 4,000 offices listed in the major international cities.


Attractive Offices without the Hefty Price Tag

Posted by admin on October 2, 2011 at 12:50 pm. Filed under: Uncategorized

Modern offices are usually found in new business centres in the outskirts of a town or city or in modern or refurbished buildings in a city centre. Most of these types of offices are now serviced offices, because of the great advantages these kinds of offices hold for nearly every kind of business. A serviced office provides everything you need to set up your business premises quickly and efficiently, with all furnishings in place as well as most or all rates and charges covered in one monthly price. The other main reason for choosing a serviced office is that the leases on offer are much shorter than a conventional lease, allowing the flexibility of being able to expand and contract or even withdraw your business without incurring months’ worth of unwanted charges or hefty administrative costs or delays.

All of these reasons offer obvious advantages for new businesses who aren’t yet fully aware of their needs and who don’t have the start up capital available to buy furniture and other equipment, but existing businesses can also benefit.  If you suddenly need to find offices to let in Leeds for a short-term project, then a serviced office is the ideal solution. Or it may be that you want to rent office space in Mayfair without all the heavy additional building or maintenance charges that might come with a traditional lease. A serviced office allows companies to obtain a prestigious business address and premises that they might otherwise be unable to afford.