The advantages of virtual office space.
Advice on what a virtual office consists of and how it can help your business.
With the cost of running a business constantly rising more and more companies are searching for ways to save some money. One obvious solution that is often overlooked is virtual office space. With most digital and modern media companies most of the work is done on laptops and PCs. The level of work completed online or using cloud computing means that a great deal of the work can be done from home by most employees. However, it seems unprofessional to have a company with no offices and clients are unlikely to trust a business with no clear location.
Virtual offices allow you an off site address and optional communication services. This means that you can have a business address whilst still being able to work from home. Another advantage is that all of your business mail can be sent to the post code associated with the office. What’s more, most virtual office space in the UK comes with far more flexible lease terms than that of traditional office properties. (more…)
A look at the kinds of office space available.
Whilst searching the market for office space it is advisable that you know what kind of choices are available. Depending on your business you might find one kind of office space suits you better than another. With that in mind here is a short guide on the types of office space available.
Firstly there is the standard choice, commercial office space, which usually comes without any furniture. Commercial office space is commonly available on both short and long term lease contracts. There is also a variety of sizes and locations, you might want an entire top floor in a city skyscraper or it might suit your company better to be in smaller offices in a rural area. (more…)
Tips on achieving a paperless office.
Ways to run an office without using paper.
If you’re looking to make your office more environmentally friendly and efficient then a paperless office is a great solution. This means that you don’t use any paper products during your working day at the office. A great deal of companies are put off by this because they think it could be difficult to achieve and many offices are stuck in a routine. However, there are a few simple steps you can take to make your workspace paperless.
Firstly don’t send out office memos as letters or printouts. Instead send out a mass email, not only is this quicker, because it also cuts out time wasted on distributing and printing, but it is also cheap and more environmentally friendly. Alternatively, you could utilise social networking platforms such as Facebook or LinkedIn to send out a memo. (more…)
Budgeting tips for new businesses.
Ways to save money after setting up an office.
If you’ve just moved into new offices in the UK you might be looking for ways to save a bit of money whilst your business takes off. There are a number of things you can do to improve your company’s finances. Here are just a few:
Firstly, look at leasing furniture for the office. If you need a great deal of furniture for a new office it probably isn’t a good idea to just head to your local furniture shop. If you do choose to lease furniture you can also choose to get it delivered which will save you money on petrol and transport costs. However, it is important to shop around as you may find that some leasing deals end up costing you more than buying outright. (more…)
The benefits of a tidy desk.
Advice on keeping a clean and tidy desk.
During the working day it can be very easy to get distracted by other members of staff or objects around you. One of the key aspects that contributes to this is your office desk. If it is cluttered with rubbish then you are sure to have trouble getting on with your work.
With that in mind here are a few tips on cleaning and organising your office desk: (more…)