Finding the perfect work space can be a critical aspect in the success of how your business performs. First, start by asking yourself some important questions to drill down the essential criteria. Some factors to take into consideration for your ‘must-have’s’ and ‘nice-to-have’s’ when it comes to finding your perfect work space:
What kind of business do you have?
Start-up – whether you’ve just experienced a growth phase in your start-up or are about to, the combination of hot desking and serviced or virtual offices can all fit the mold depending on your business model. The 24/7 operating hours of a coworking space are often a huge benefit to start-ups who are working across time zones nationally and internationally.
Small business – you may prefer a dedicated working area of a coworking space where you can work flexibly in and out of ‘normal’ business hours and only pay for the desks you need when you use them.
A Serviced or Virtual Office is a great option where you can enjoy an office within an office environment to focus and collaborate. Serviced or Virtual Offices are established business centres providing fully furnished professional offices spaces, conference rooms and front office staff.
Freelancer – typically you work on a range of projects for a range of clients with varying workloads and deadlines. Using a coworking space can provide you with the flexibility, office buzz and human connection when you most need it. Hot desking is a great way for freelancers to get in, get it done and get out!
Is location important to you?
Is locally close to home and easy parking high on your list of must-haves? By minimizing the commute, you gain back valuable time to spend in your business or better work-life balance.
When considering location, it is a good idea to also consider aesthetics. Such as, do you like a view, a modern design or more traditional office space? Answering these questions will help you to narrow down your options and an environment where you will feel most comfortable.
What facilities does your business require?
Up to date technology, super-fast internet and fitted out meetings rooms are all part of the experience of a coworking space. You’ll also find stocked kitchens, IT support, building maintenance and cleaning services.
Office management facilities are a cost-effective solution to take away the administrative load of running your business. These include receiving mail and deliveries, printing and photocopying, meeting room set up and much more.
Do you know your budget?
Knowing how much you’re willing and able to spend each month on your work space is so important, this makes it easy to factor the reoccurring cost into your monthly expenses.
Knowing your budget could allow for upgrades to larger spaces as your business grows and needs change. You’ll already be in the black by avoiding high cost restrictive lease agreements!
So, if you’re ready to find your perfect coworking space be sure to check their online reviews, if possible, speak to members of their community and most importantly – get in there and have a look around for yourself! (Don’t forget to keep your must-have’s and nice-to-have’s list close by).
Nexus Smart Hub on the Central Coast have many different membership options that can accommodate your business requirements.
Email your enquiry for a same business day response to firstname.lastname@example.org, you can call to speak with the team about booking a tour on 1300 877 977 or book your coworking space online at nexushub.com.au
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