Last Update: November 15, 2o14
As an entrepreneur, you will undoubtedly experience growing pains. However, consider it a great pain to have when you face the fact that you need a space to call your own. These days, savvy and successful entrepreneurs are closing deals at a crowded Starbucks, the local trendy restaurant, through valued referrals and the list goes on. But, when it’s time to set up shop, choosing the right type of office space is critical.
The type of work environment your business will need depends on the nature of your business, corporate culture, location and budget. While you may be local – think big. As your client base or product offering grows – so will your need for suitable locations to do business. Your professional image and corporate identity [how you position yourself] will play a huge part in the type of office environment you select and need. These days finding a space that encompasses a majority of your needs is easier than you may have thought.
Where to Start
Startups, emerging brands and small to mid-sized companies need flexibility. Signing a long-term lease isn’t feasible unless you are able to find a fantastic deal. There are office spaces that can meet your specific needs – consisting of Executive Suites, Shared Space, Coworking and Incubators.
Executive Suites are equipped with all the bells and whistles — you can rent an office or an entire floor. Shared office space is available through larger companies that have vacant digs for you to rent. It’s mutually benefit because it produces revenue for the company and you get the flexibility you need. Need collaboration — Coworking is the prime example of collective efforts and shared space for growth companies. And lastly, Business Incubators are organizations committed to helping startups and entrepreneurs grow – providing a wealth of resources and services including office space.
East Coast, West Coast, Canada or abroad – no matter where you are there are turnkey options. Checkout the following companies which offer great flexibility and services from Executive Suites, Leased Space, Virtual Offices and much more. The coolest thing about these companies – you can pay as you go, get started monthly, or set up shop permanently.
Take a look at a few notable companies that offer a variety of offices spaces that are easy on the eyes and your wallet.
New York, NY: Sunshine Suites
Sunshine Suites is a community based shared office space with two locations in Manhattan. Sunshine offers a complete professional office environment included in one low monthly fee – charged per person per month. They maintain your office space, furnishing it, and providing a suite of free or low cost services allowing you to focus on your core business.
Los Angeles, CA: BLANKSPACES
BLANKSPACES is a modern, flexible workspace that inspires creativity, promotes occupational freedom, and builds collaborative communities. A place where well-designed form meets well-appointed function. They offer by-the-day, monthly, or year-to-year occupancy packages.
North America: Instant Offices
Instant matches businesses with the perfect flexible office space. They use their expert knowledge of availability around the world to broker executive suites, find leased space and operate managed offices.
Canada: TreeHaus Collaborative Workspace
Remember when you were a kid and the treehouse was the best place to hang out? It is where new ideas hatched, our imaginations ran wild, and memories were created. Under the direction of co-founders Natalie MacNeil and Gabrielle Clermont, Treehaus is recreating the magical treehouse experience –for entrepreneurs. Located in Kitchener, a city with a rich German heritage and dynamic economy built on the foundations of entrepreneurship, innovation and education, Treehaus is a coworking space for some of the area’s most talented, creative entrepreneurs.
eOffice members benefit from stylish, fully furnished serviced offices, available on a daily, weekly, monthly or yearly basis – plus meeting and video conferencing rooms, and cost-effective virtual office services.
These companies prove that the search for a great office space doesn’t have to be a hassle. Recommend one not listed? Let us know about it. Happy office hunting!
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