If you run a small business, establishing legitimacy is very difficult. However, perceived legitimacy can be the thing that keeps your business afloat. If you hand someone a business card or he or she visits your website and your office address is on it, that lends an air of credibility to your business. Having an office says that your business is legitimate. However, not every business actually needs an office year-round. A business is not legitimate or illegitimate based on whether or not you have an office all year around. Furthermore, some businesses do need an office but they only need it for part of the year.
Seasonal businesses only need offices or additional workspace for part of the year. If you have a seasonal business, you might need to expand for part of the year. For example, if you sell Christmas trees, you will be busy for a couple of months out of the year. The same is true of winter sports gear or pool cleaning businesses. Those businesses will only need offices for a few months so you should consider a serviced office. HubSquared offers serviced offices for many different types of businesses.
Serviced offices are spaces that are fully equipped and fully outfitted for business. With a serviced office, you can move your business into the building and be ready to work on day one. A good serviced office will have Internet, water, phone lines, desks, and much more. They’ll also allow you to feel right at home in your area. It is often underrated but feeling comfortable in your area is very important when it comes to working effectively.
If you want to work effectively, it can be helpful to get discounts to local restaurants, attractions, and gyms. That will give you and your employees the ability to move around in your area and get to know the people around you. You’ll be able to do some advertising and build relationships. You can even form cooperative relationships with some other local businesses. None of that is possible if you don’t have a great serviced office in a great area.
A serviced office also gives you the ability to move in and move out very quickly. If your business suddenly picks up because of some new influx of customers, you’ll be able to expand rapidly without having to worry about outfitting an office and setting up utilities. You can be up and running within the day. Alternately, if business suddenly slows down because the season has ended, you can pack up and move out very quickly. Most of the items in a serviced office are there to stay. You don’t need to bring anything other than your business papers and your employees.