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Why do I need Virtual or Serviced Office instead of renting my own?

In today’s modern working environment where flexibility is key, there are a range of working environments to choose from, including serviced and virtual offices. Many small businesses and entrepreneurs don’t have the financial capacity to rent traditional office space – as a result, serviced and virtual offices have increased in popularity. If you’re just starting out in the business world and are looking for a cost-effective office alternative, you have two options in front of you. While each option has their own unique benefits, it’s best to know which one is best suited for you and your needs before making a final decision.

What’s a Serviced Office?

A serviced office, sometimes referred to as an executive suite, is an actual office that’s rented out by a serviced office provider, like Sewa Office. Renting a serviced office gives you many of the same advantages of having your own office space, without the fees associated with renting traditional office space. In addition to the harga office space, you’ll get access to office furniture, equipment, and a qualified staff. If you’d like a full-fledged office space where you can meet clients, access to conference rooms with state-of-the-art technology, a dedicated receptionist who answers all your calls, and a flexible lease with no long-term contract, renting an executive suite may be the right choice for you and your small business.

What’s a Virtual Office?

A virtual office is exactly that – an office that exists without actually existing. Ideal for entrepreneurs who plan to work out of a home office but would still like to maintain a professional image, virtual offices provide an office address for communication and correspondence purposes, a secretary to handle some work duties while you’re not there, and a call handling service that includes message taking. In many cases, virtual office providers will include additional perks, including complimentary use of a private office or boardroom. If you’d like access to mail management and a dedicated receptionist with a low risk month-to-month contract and no security deposit, a virtual office may be right for you.

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Coworking is a way of working that is not only an opportunity for bootstrapping a startup, but also for overcoming the entrepreneur's blues. It's an inexpensive means of support and office space.

Sharing space and talent

Coworking is an emerging trend for a new pattern for working. As well as entrepreneurs, work-at-home professionals or independent contractors, or people who travel frequently end up working in relative isolation. Coworking is the social gathering of a group of people, who are still working independently, but who share values and who are interested in the synergy that can happen from working with talented people in the same space.

Some coworking spaces were developed by nomadic internet entrepreneurs seeking an alternative to working in coffee shops and cafes, or to isolation in independent or home offices. The 'movement' is spreading and more spaces are opening across the US and in many countries round the world. The phenomenon is international and the term 'coworking' is even used in other languages, as in '©spaces coworking' in French.

Coworking is growing fast

Estimates suggest there were some 760 coworking places in the US in 2011, up nearly 90% over the year before. The rise in coworking places is due to technologies like cloud computing and more women and freelancers in the workforce, as well as startups.

As Jane Hodges of the Wall Street Journal says, "Telecommuters, entrepreneurs, and the self-employed all grapple with the logistical challenges of working alone. At home, workers face isolation and domestic distraction. At the corner coffee shop offering free WiFi, there's insufficient privacy, too few electrical outlets and the nuisance of latte orders shouted out throughout the day."

In corporate offices, the term hot-desking has been in use for a long time, as companies make reductions in overheads. Some of the coworking spaces are in fact made available by companies with surplus space.

Specialist and sectoral coworking spaces

Specialist spaces are also becoming more common, with special facilities for architects, designers, the fashion industry, spaces with rehearsal rooms for performance artists. An organization called BioCurious recently opened a community biology lab in California's Bay Area. Chefs and artisanal food manufacturers share kitchens. A kitchen incubator, also known as a culinary incubator, is a business incubator dedicated to early-stage catering, retail and wholesale food businesses.

An MBA student of mine with a new catering business works out of the kitchen of the local Veterans' Club. Another example in my State is the Vermont Food Venture Center is a shared-use kitchen incubator for value-added and specialty food producers. There are similar organizations in New York, North Carolina, Montana, and other States.

The Pasadena Bioscience Collaborative is a non-profit organization created to support the growing biotechnology industry in the San Gabriel Valley. It promotes and supports new company formation by providing low-cost, high quality WetLab space and access to shared-used equipment to early startups. My own website page on Venture Incubators and Accelerators gives other examples

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