An on-demand office space is workspace that is available when a business needs it. But, these workspaces don’t demand a permanent presence from the business. For many small businesses, this presents the best of both worlds for several reasons.
Save the Expense of a Full-Time Office
With an on-demand office space, you aren’t responsible for all of the costs of the space. The office overhead expenses are paid by the virtual office provider it self, and you only take advantage of the office and services you need when you need them. If you don’t need to have frequent physical meetings, you don’t have to pay for full time office space or conference room space. For many small businesses, saving on these expenses can mean the difference between staying afloat and running out of funds.
Running a Part-Time Business
If you have a full-time job that takes up most of your time, running your part-time business may require only the use of an office for a few hours in the evenings. By using an on-demand office space as an after-hours space, you can have the dedicated workspace you need without it interfering with your full-time job or your personal life at home.
Providing Space to Clients
In most businesses, meeting with clients is a normal part of doing business. You may work from home most of the time, but there may be times when you need to have a physical space to host meetings. Client meetings may be once a day, once a week, once a month, or even less often, but they require a dedicated meeting space no matter how often they occur.
It may be that you don’t want to bring clients into your home, or that you simply don’t have a suitable space in your home. Additionally, You may worry about the lack of professionalism clients may perceive if you meet with them in your home or in a coffee shop. With an on-demand office space, you never have to allow these fears to cost you clients. You can arrange for a meeting room, even if you need a large one for a group of clients, any time you need it.
You Can Work Away From Home
If you don’t work well at home, you aren’t alone. Many people find it hard to be productive when working at home because of the many distractions a home provides. If you find it hard to concentrate on work in a non-business environment, an on demand space can provide a professional place to work away from your home.
Sometimes, that’s all that is needed to make you more productive. If you find yourself distracted with family matters, personal needs and a variety of entertaining media at home, you may find a professional office space gives you an instant boost of motivation and makes you a more effective business owner.
Research Analyst, Pacific Business Centers (rebranded as Pacific Workplaces)
Courtney’s research focuses on tracking emerging business trends and best practices – with an emphasis on how they affect business operations, technology, and virtual office trends.