Studio 42 Workspaces • October 30, 2020
Finding the perfect work space can be a critical factor in the success of how you work and how your business performs. First, start by asking yourself some important questions to help narrow down the essential criteria. Here are 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?
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!
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.
Is location important to you?
Is access to public transport and 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 do you and your business require?
Up to date technology and fitted out meetings rooms are all part of the experience of a coworking space. You’ll also find a stocked kitchen, IT support, building maintenance and cleaning services.
Concierge Services are a fantastic and cost-effective solution to take away the administrative load of running your business. These include answering the phone and messaging services, receiving mail and deliveries, document preparation, printing and photocopying, meeting room set up and much more. All of which can be tailored to meet your specific needs and budget.
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 higher packages or service offerings 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).
Studio 42 Workspaces have many options that can accommodate your business requirements . There are 3 easy ways to connect (don’t forget to ask about our tailored Concierge Packages!)
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 +61 7 3435 1500 or book your coworking space online at studio42workspaces.com.