Resources for New Start-ups

Starting a new business can be costly, especially in the current economic market. Fledgling business owners aim from the outset to keep costs down as much as possible. For businesses that require the use of office space, a quick internet search can yield thousands of results for readily available serviced offices.

 City office space is often available to rent, eliminating the need to immediately purchase an office base or acquire one on a long-term lease – most are available for short-term lets, which allow flexibility during start up. These spaces generally come fully furnished with 24 hour access and the use of meeting and conference rooms.

 Many offer reception and secretarial services, which can greatly reduce expenditure when considered against hiring staff to carry out these tasks. Broadband internet access is usually accessible and included in the monthly rental cost. Prices vary depending on the number of people required in the office space and the duration of the rental.

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 Some providers offer web deals, such 12 month contracts with the first half free, or referral earning opportunities. Sharing office space with other new or more established businesses can be a great way to make and expand contact lists. New sign-ups can usually move into their office space on the same day, so there’s no need to worry about losing business hours in limbo.

 For start-ups looking for off-site conference facilities, a good starting point might be local university campuses. Accommodation is provided in the form of university halls, while university buildings are offered for forums to take place.

 Catering services are readily available and on-site events managers are there to ensure the smooth running of all business occasions. Other perks often include access to state of the art interactive technology, on-site security and stationary provisions. University facilities are available during summer and winter semester breaks and details can be found on the respective university websites.

 Alternately, many larger hotels offer conferencing facilities with a similar range of amenities on offer, though prices can increase greatly depending on venue.