Where to start?
If you’re finding that working from home isn’t really ideal for your business activities then the next logical step is to move on to a rented desk setup. The concept is pretty simple and straightforward – many office complexes have spare office space that landlords want to maximise their profits from. So, as a result, there is a wealth of this desk space up for grabs.
The best way to find a desk to suit your needs is to use one of the comparison websites online as these work in much the same way as comparison sites for broadband and mobile phone deals. Simply type in the area that you’re looking to locate to, plus criteria including how much you wish to spend, and then let the power of the internet do the rest.
What do I get?
To be honest, desk rental schemes are pretty short on frills, but that’s why they tend to be one of the cheapest ways of getting into rented territory. A desk rental will get you the desk, naturally, alongside a few other basic amenities plus a high-speed internet connection. However, if you’re a one-man-band then this will probably be more than adequate. All you need to do is turn up with your laptop and start working.
Of course, the other great thing about this sort of setup is that it can be cheap and highly flexible too. Desk rental schemes are often based around rolling short-term contracts, so there’s a great deal of convenience for people who have limited funds or who don’t want to commit to one place for a long period of time. Another benefit is that you have no need to be involved with the upkeep of the working area either, as this will all be taken care of by your landlord.
Any other benefits?
If you’re looking to boost your business then a desk rental scheme can also mean you’ll be able to find a prime location too. There are rental options in prime inner city locations, as well as purpose built business parks. These can be great places to improve your networking skills, meet existing and new clients as well as enjoying a much more impressive postal code that will add an extra veneer to your stationary and website address.
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.
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