Guest Post: The Benefits of Renting

Starting up your own business can be an exciting time for anyone, but there are often hurdles to overcome along the way. One of the seemingly biggest of these can be where you plan on situating your new venture, but it’s often much more straightforward than you might think, just as long as you know how and where to look.

Thanks to the internet, locating your ideal working environment is now very straightforward. Better still, it’s free too because you can look for available desk or office space in your area within the space of a few clicks of your computer mouse using one of the may comparison websites that now exist. They make looking for the right place to work as easy as searching for a broadband or mobile phone deal.

  • All the trimmings

The benefits for a start-up business that is moving into rented desk or office space can be numerous. For one-man scenarios it’s possible to get a rented desk in a stylish office environment for very little outlay. What’s more, the great thing about this is that it can often be surprisingly cost effective, while contract lengths are often short-term and run on a rolling basis.

A desk rental scheme will often be fairly short on trimmings, but you should at least get a desk, naturally, along with basic amenities and a broadband internet connection too. This will prove ideal for the likes of freelancers or people who don’t want to work in the more solitary confines of a home-based employment setup.

  • Getting bigger

Remember that the best thing about these desk and office space rental schemes is their convenience and flexibility. So, if the desk space option has worked well for you then it’s entirely likely you may want to move on up to a more sophisticated shared office rental scheme if the business you have created has expanded beyond the restraints of one solitary desk.

A shared office setup can be a great way of expanding, as it will deliver lots of additional benefits, such as receptionists, post and IT support facilities. Of course, the other bonus is that renting desk or office space will generally see you situated in a prime spot too, in London for example you can easily find office space SE1 or W1 which will give you the ability to network with others as well as attracting new clients and customers.

  • Respectable identity

Having started up your business, it’s very likely that you’ll want to get it a ‘proper’ address and location as soon as possible. Going down the rented desk or office route can be one of the best ways to do this, because it’s not only convenient and cost effective, it can also mean you’ll be in an excellent location. What’s more, it can all be arranged via the power of the internet, which will also save you both time and money in the long run. If you’re looking for a specific location then using online comparison tools can allow you to check the going rate for office space in the sort of area that you’re looking for. That alone will give you an immediate advantage in the early days of your business start-up.

About the author: Rob Clymo writes on behalf of www.officegenie.co.uk, the UK's first proper online marketplace for desk space and shared office space.