Opening and maintaining an office is one of the costliest endeavors a new business can take on. Between utility costs, amenities, and bank-breaking rent, it's no wonder more and more people are choosing to forgo the traditional office for a more flexible option. But what exactly is this alternative, and is it really as beneficial as so many people claim?
"Resource Suites offers a total business solution; providing the same benefits of a traditional office space at just the fraction of the cost. We're here to assist you with the small day-to-day tasks so that you can focus on the bigger picture."
— Shane-nah Martin, Office Manager - Resource Suites
What Exactly Are "Flexible Work Spaces"? Flexible work spaces are the 21st century's answer to the ever-changing structure of how business is conducted. By providing a physical mailing address, flexible work spaces allow startups, small businesses, and entrepreneurs to have access to the advantages of an established office space without the monstrous cost of traditional office spaces. These advantages typically include a business address, virtual phone numbers, and administrative support, all maintaining the freedom that comes with being your own boss.
What Are Some of the Benefits? One of the primary benefits of these types of spaces is the flexibility (as the name suggests) they offer for employees, small business owners, and the like to work from anywhere they choose: satellite offices, home offices, even on-the-go via mobile devices! At the same time, they're still able to offer their clients and employees access to resources such as reception services, conference rooms, desk spaces, mailboxes, printing and faxing, all at a prestigious permanent address. Another primary benefit is perhaps the one people focus on the most: cost. Flexible work spaces truly are a mere fraction of the cost of a typical office. From rent, electricity, and WiFi, to furniture, break room amenities, and more, you can save potentially thousands of dollars every year. Flexible work spaces not only help minimize cost, but they also help your business look larger and more established as well. Easy access to workstations and conference rooms makes it much easier to create favorable impressions on clients, whether they be current or prospective.
What Can I Expect from a Typical Office Plan? - A professional business address and/or phone number
- Mail receipt and forwarding
- Call answering by a live receptionist and call forwarding
- Access to physical office space, including private offices and conference rooms
- High-speed WiFi
- Basic catering, such as coffee, tea, and light snacks
What's the Bottom Line?
Flexible work spaces give your business the added prestige and services it may need without sacrificing mobility. Flexible work space providers, such as us here at Resource Suites, offer a range of services and have helped launch thousands of businesses. We understand that the reality of launching a business is serious; there is always so much to do, and time is a limited resource. We're here to address your business needs and focus on the little things, so you don't have to.