Finding the right Office Property for your business
Before you begin searching for an office, you should decide what type of property will facilitate your business needs.
To find the best and most up-to date information about available office properties it is recommended that you contact the municipality that you are interested in. Questions about available business offices can usually be directed to the Business manager/department at the municipality. You can also contact Invest in Skåne to recieve more information about this.
There are numerous reasons why a business will choose a serviced office, but perhaps the most important is flexibility. The problem with conventional leases is that a company is then tied to a particular office, and no-one wants their business needs jeopardised by obligation. During the lifetime of a lease, the requirements of a company are subject to change, and adjustments are rarely possible without incurring big fees, delays and unwanted administration problems.
A serviced office gives a company the freedom to expand or downsize as business dictates, allowing for instantaneous use and no long-term obligations. In the fixed price, this form of office accommodation often provides all inclusive servicing too. This can include furnishings, maintenance, staffed reception, and office equipment. It is a traditional way to accommodate your business and is arguably the most cost-effective. Small and start-up businesses, in particular, benefit greatly. It enables them to set-up quickly, affordably, and with no long-term commitments (use can be as little as week-by-week or month-by-month). It is sometimes possible to move into your new office within 24-hours. Another invaluable aspect of the service is on-going IT support, especially for companies without in-house IT technicians. The amount of support will vary from each serviced office, but a little research will help you find the right package. Altogether, a serviced office is a very attractive alternative to leasing, offering the realistic flexibility a twenty-first century business requires, as well as affordable and transparent costs.
Leasing is another traditional method of acquiring office space. If your office needs to house many employees and you are certain that the business will be comfortable in an office for the duration of a lease, then this may be the best option. It is best to seek advice, because it is a major commitment, and does not allow for flexibility; it restrains spontaneous business plans, such as downsizing or expansion, and does not cater for sudden financial requirements. Leasing also gives you the chance to customise your office space, and ergonomically enhance it for the benefit of employees. You also have greater flexibility in choosing a suitable location for your company, which can further solidify your reputation as a company, especially if it is based in a renowned industrial area.
Virtual office is a term used to describe shared office services, which typically includes a business address, telecommunication services, and meeting facilities. Virtual offices usually benefit companies wanting a low-risk alternative to leasing a traditional office; testing a new product or service; downsizing from an old, traditional office space; wanting a reputable business address, or one that complies with government regulations; needing on-going support, such as answering services. To establish a virtual office, all participants must have an internet-ready computer or laptop, which meets software needs and has access to the necessary professional/industry requirements. Another benefit to the virtual office is setting an individual schedule, which may not seem good at first, but many workers have stated that their productivity increased once they had adapted.
For more information about office possibilities, please contact the business department at the municipality of your choice. You will find a list of the municipalities under the About section. You can also recieve more information and support from Invest in Skåne when it comes to choosing a location for your business (www.investinskane.com).