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Looking to rent a small office in Glasgow?
29 May 2018
For many SMEs, moving into their first office is a big step and any good office space supplier wants to make this process as easy and as attractive as possible. Moving into your first small office comes with several benefits and we’d like to cover a few of them here. If you’re looking to rent a small office in Glasgow, then this blog will hopefully give you enough information to make this transmission as easy as possible.
Separate Work Life From Home Life
Many SMEs start out working at home, and this is often the best (and cheapest) way build your business at the beginning. However, as your business grows, you’ll start to find that your home isn’t the best place to run a business. Between taking work calls coming straight to your house phone in the evenings and trying to arrange public meetings with clients, it’s not always ideal to run your business at home! Moving to an office will allow you to separate your workplace from your home, helping you attain that elusive work-life balance.
Our Offices are Already Set-up for your Business
One thing that puts small business owners off making the leap to their first office space is all the organisation and logistics involved. If your business is doing well, then you’re probably too busy to devote too much time to managing your office. However, any good office provider will provide easy, hassle-free options for you. All of our semi-serviced and serviced Glasgow offices are set-up specifically for businesses, making it as easy as possible to make the transition. They have pre-installed phone lines and high-speed internet from day one, so you don’t have to worry about setting everything up. Depending on what you choose, you may need to organise your own office furniture — but if you opt for something like our Centrum serviced office, you’ll be able to hit the ground running from day one!
You Need Meeting Rooms
Most businesses that benefit from an office environment need meeting rooms either to interview new staff or to meet regularly with their clients. If your business relies on impressing new clients, then you need access to stylish, practical meeting rooms. This is one of the biggest advantages to working in an office as opposed to working from home. All of our offices come with access to meeting rooms and most of our properties are only a short distance from Glasgow’s Central Station, which leads us to the next big advantage of renting a small office space in Glasgow…
A City Centre Location
Situating your business in Glasgow’s city centre is hugely beneficial. Not only does this ensure you’re close to transport links (trains, bus, and motorways into and out of the city), but it also makes it easier for your employees (and future employees) to get to work. Plenty of studies have found that an easy commute massively improves staff morale and that staff morale makes a huge difference to every business’s performance. Another bonus to being situated in the city centre is that your clients will be able visit for meetings relatively easily. Being close to the train station and other transport links can make a huge difference to whether a client wants to make the effort to visit you. This is especially important when you consider that some meetings help consolidate and develop your business relationships in ways that talking by phone and emails never will.
It’s also just great to be situated right in the heart of Glasgow. There’s a buzz around Glasgow and there are dozens of amazing cafes and restaurants that you and your staff can pop out to for lunch. There are also a lot of green spaces, which are proven to improve mental health. In a previous blog post, we covered the many benefits of choosing Glasgow for your rented office space in more detail than we have here.
Expanding Your Business is Easier in a Rented Office
Expanding your business is perhaps the best reason to rent an office in Glasgow. If you worked from home, you probably had no one working with you, or perhaps you worked with one or two other people who all worked remotely. Having an office space helps pull everyone together, making it easier to communicate and work together. Renting your office space, as opposed to buying, is also a much better option as it comes with far fewer risks and a much smaller initial investment. Renting also allows you to leave one office for a larger office as your business grows and you employ more people. If you buy an office, you will have to sell or rent your old space before you can move to a new office. It’s the flexibility of office rentals that attracts so many SMEs.
We hope we’ve convinced a few readers to consider renting an office in Glasgow. If you’re looking to rent an office in Glasgow, Stelmain has you covered and we’re happy to tailor our service to meet your specific business’s requirements, so please feel free to get in touch (by email or by phone) with any questions or requests you might have. With our help, you can begin planning the next big step for your business today!
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