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Setting Up New Office Space? Forget About Hassles & Inconveniences!

Caryn Hernandez

Setting Up New Office Space? Forget About Hassles & Inconveniences!

Tom Hansen discovered a smart way to move. Six months after starting a new business in his home, success was forcing him to find some affordable office space for lease. He began by searching through the classified ads under “office space for lease.”  Most listings were for more space than he needed or were too expensive. However, he did find one that seemed to be a good fit and was not too far away. But when he called, he found he’d have to sign a three-year lease. Tom knew that with the way his business was growing, he could easily outgrow the space in less than a year.

Tom had a rude awakening when he went shopping for office furniture. Even secondhand furniture was beyond his budget. This was becoming a major problem. He needed a new office space, but he couldn’t find anything affordable particularly when he factored in furniture, business machines, and a receptionist.

That evening he decided to see what the Internet had to offer. A search for “office space” turned up something called an executive suite. It sounded expensive, but the ad stressed economy so he checked it out. He discovered that the term “executive suites” applied to a type of office space that was far more flexible than conventional office space for lease. For one thing, there was no long-term contract. He could rent the office space he needed for a day, week, month, or however long he wanted. What particularly pleased him was the idea that when he outgrew that first office space, he could easily and seamlessly move into a larger suite in the same executive suites building. Best of all, no furniture was needed!

Tom was particularly delighted with the executive suites option. He could have his new office space completely furnished. Furthermore, he had access to all the business machines he would need, such as a fax and a copier.  Something else that sold Tom on an executive suite was not having to staff.  Unlike a conventional office space for lease, a receptionist would be provided to meet and greet his visitors and answer his phone…and it was all part of the rental agreement!  Tom signed for his new executive suite and moved in, all in one morning.

It happened just that quickly. After signing the simple rental agreement, he went home, collected his files, and a short time later was sitting behind his new desk. He couldn’t believe it! He was established in a prestigious office building, didn’t have to buy a stick of furniture, and he looked like a well-established success all for about 70% less than what he figured he would have had to pay to setup and staff a conventional office space. At that moment, Tom considered himself one very smart businessman!