Moving from Home Office to Serviced Office
Posted on May 18, 2012 in Serviced Office Articles | Comments Off
Is this you. One of our clients describes what made them move from the home office to a serviced office.
For years now I have managed perfectly well using the spare room in my house as the office from which to run my business. I am a self-employed electrician, and although I spend most of my time on-site doing the practical day to day aspects of my job, I do also spend a lot of time upstairs doing quotes and invoices, ordering materials and working out my tax returns. However, things are going to have to change very soon, my wife is expecting our first child, so the spare room is not going to be spare for much longer! Obviously we are both very excited, she has already started collecting various items for the baby. A cot,a pushchair, clothing and toys, my office now looks more like the stockroom at Mothercare. As everyone keeps reminding me, babies are hard work, take up a lot of space and a lot of time. So I think I am going to have to find another way to manage my business when the baby arrives.
after doing a bit of research online and considered a few options and I think I am going to rent a serviced office Birmingham. There are plenty available and the rates are quite reasonable. I live in a town about 8 miles away from Birmingham city centre, and most of my contracts are around this area so it makes sense to base my office somewhere close to both. With all those sleepless nights ahead I can’t face a long commute every morning and I am sure my wife would not be too happy if I was leaving the house at 6am and not coming home until midnight. I only want something small with room for a couple of desks and a filing cabinet, but I would like it to be in a block that is well maintained and secure. 24 hour access would also be really helpful, I am out most of the day and usually spend the evening catching up on paperwork. It is essential the office has broadband connected as I spend much of my time online looking for materials and I contact most of my clients via email as well. Some of the serviced office Birmingham premises even offer reception duties where they answer calls and take messages for you which would be really handy as I often miss important calls when I am busy. Others have photocopiers, printers and fax machines available which would also be a big help because I always seem to be out of ink!
So, I am hoping to be moved in by the end of the month then the spare room/office can be transformed into a nursery well before the baby arrives!