Welcome to the "Future of Work": serviced & virtual offices
2 July 2020, Written by Business News Australia
Due to a global paradigm shift in the way we think about work and our working environment, the demand for serviced & virtual offices in Australia is on the rise.
We are searching for alternatives to address our evolving needs around social distancing in the workplace, work/life balance, flexibility, cost-effectiveness, agility and ease in our professional landscapes.
With more and more business owners, entrepreneurs and start-ups moving towards the serviced & virtual office model it is difficult to understand why anyone would enter into an expensive fixed term lease agreement (often 3 5 years).
The COVID-19 requirements of limiting the number of people in lifts to comply with social distancing has also made getting to work in your own building a time consuming and frustrating process.
The costs to set up your own office quickly add up, including the installation of furniture and technology, front office staff, paying a premium for location, car parking and cleaning...the list goes on. This can only add pressure to you and your bottom line just to 'keep the lights on'.
Serviced Offices - "it does what it says on the tin"
Serviced Offices are established business centres that provide fully furnished professional office spaces, conference rooms and front office staff as and when you need it.
Generally located in central business districts they provide parking and are close to public transport making them easy for you and your clients to access.
Employing a pay as you use model on your terms it is a true win-win.
Studio 42 Workspaces in East Brisbane has worked hard to respond to the changing needs of the modern workforce and the prevailing economic climate to offer exceptional value to their clients.
With private office spaces and access, high end fit outs and technology, business concierge and administration staff.
Virtual reality - the office you have when you don't have an office
Moving towards 'The Future of Work', a popular service Studio 42 provide alongside Serviced Offices is the Virtual Office.
A virtual office is a perfect solution for those who prefer to be location independent or are looking for a hybrid package that includes on-demand meeting rooms and office space only when you need it.
Studio 42 Virtual Offices help you establish a professional Brisbane base with a prestige business address, a local Brisbane telephone number and dedicated phone line answering, customised voicemail message, call forwarding services and VIP rates for meeting rooms with bespoke packages available.
Proven flexibility - not just a "buzz word"
Studio 42 offers a range of solutions unique to you and your business needs, with the option of scaling up or down as required.
Options include short-term or long-term agreements for hiring single office spaces, multiple rooms/areas specifically for your private business use, board rooms and conference rooms.
Another huge drawcard is that these spaces are in operation 24/7, allowing you to conduct international business to accommodate time zones.
It makes financial sense - free up cash to innovate and build your business
It is hard to ignore the benefits to your bottom line that a Serviced or Virtual Office will deliver.
For example, a dedicated desk at the boutique Studio 42 will cost you a mere $425 per month.
A virtual office package starts at $39 per month. It's one easy payment covering a list of various expenses, tick it off and get back running your business.
Location location location - prime real estate is yours
Research shows that unsurprisingly location is high on the list of priorities for people choosing a Serviced or Virtual Office.
Studio 42 is centrally located in East Brisbane, on the border of Kangaroo Point, just 2kms to the CBD and 10 minutes to Brisbane airport making it ideal for local and interstate businesses. Carparking at an affordable rate is also available on half-day, full-day or monthly arrangements.
Professional Community - taking the work out of networking
Launching a startup or running your own business can be a daunting and lonely path, but it doesn't have to be.
Studio 42 is a safe place to engage and build relationships with a variety of people you may not have had a chance to cross paths with in a traditional office environment.
Their client base spans retail, finance, construction, training, software development, IT, public safety and real estate, as well as a company specialising in mentoring and business development. Joining an already established professional community and attending popular and regular events is a great way to interact with like-minded business people without it feeling like hard work.
Studio 42 is proud of their diverse and inclusive culture and encourage clients to learn from each other, share ideas and socialize.
Who knows, you may even learn a thing a two!
Are you the ready for the future of work?
If you're ready to move your business into the future of work, Studio 42 Co-Founder Merran Jack says there is no better time to secure your workspace.
"We have experienced a staggering 600% increase in the popularity of our Serviced and Virtual office packages post COVID19," says Jack.
"Our business will continue to pivot and flex to meet the changing needs of our client base and I encourage anyone considering this solution to get in touch.
There are 3 easy ways to connect:
This article was written in partnership with Studio 42.
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