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Office Space Options for Small Businesses

The following is a guest post from Rob Clymo.

When it comes to starting up your own business then there’s always lots to think about and one of the main things is where you’re going to work. Thankfully, things have improved immeasurably for start-ups who need workplace surroundings.

Even if you’re a one-man band it might be that you’re not too keen on working from a solitary spare room at home. So, for anyone who wants a ‘proper’ office and is perhaps considering taking on other employees then it’s a very good idea to think about office space rental.

Although the recession continues to bite, this has meant that a lot of companies have been keen to maximise the potential of offices and vacant desk space that they already own. As a result, there has been a whole new marketplace created for desk space rental schemes.

There’s something to suit every kind of business and budget too, so if you’re a small business, a start-up or a freelancer who needs a desk then this is for you.

Why do I need it?

There are numerous benefits to using a desk space rental scheme and one of the main things is the convenience. Although many desk space rental deals come with the usual office amenities including high-speed internet, the building still belongs to the landlord. That means you’ve got minimum fuss and bother, which is a real bonus if you’re only just starting out in business.

It’s also possible to pick the right option for your venture too, so you can bag a simple rented desk set up, which will probably come with broadband, utilities and security. However, if you need something more substantial then try looking at serviced office space, which allows you to get receptionists, post rooms, IT support and all the rest of it.

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What else is on offer?

There’s also leased office space, which generally means signing up for a medium to long term contract, so it’s a bit more of a tie-in than many of the short term desk space deals. But with that comes the ability to turn your office space into your own working area, along with décor and everything else to match.

Many large businesses also offer to sublet office space as well, which means they can generate money from the dead space in their business and do you a favour all at the same time. Better still, many of these offers are available in key locations, such as city centres and bustling business parks. So, not only do you get a great working environment, but you also get a postcode that looks good on your stationary too, which always adds a seal of credibility to any new business.

About the author: Rob Clymo writes on behalf of, the UK’s first proper online marketplace for desk space and shared office space.

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