You’ve started your business. You gained enough capital, you hired all the right people, and you decided on a shared office space. Congrats, some of the harder parts are behind you.
Now, one of your clients need to see you, and they’re bringing other stakeholders. No sweat, you think. You’ve got this. Why? Because your shared office space is a professional environment where you can safely host your guests.
What is a shared office space?
Shared or co-working spaces are a newish trend that is rapidly becoming the norm. People can rent a workspace, and benefit from similar advantages as a traditional office, but with a fraction of the cost. As office rent increases, and as more people work remotely, more business owners see the need for a shared office space.
You look like a pro
Most shared office spaces include more than just a desk at which to work. Shared office spaces offer conference rooms, executive suites, and even a private phone room.
When your clients come to visit, you’ll be able to sit them down in a comfortable, professional-looking environment. You’ll be able to offer them a place to do business with you in a like environment.
In addition to having a great room to host your guests, other amenities may include projectors for presentations, a phone for conferences, Wi-Fi, and a white board to help in planning.
They’ll need their privacy
Nothing is more important to you or your clients as your privacy. How private can your meeting be if you have to crowd around a small table at a coffee shop, and talk about private things while anyone can listen in.
A shared working space offers you and your clients a private place, with secure Wi-Fi, to do work. You won’t have to worry about someone looking over your shoulder, or compromising your IP (intellectual property).
They’ll appreciate your savvy
A shared workspace is a relatively new idea. Millennials love them; they seem to be the wave of the future. But that’s not the only reason your clients will be impressed by your savvy.
A client who has never seen a shared co-working space will be impressed that you found somewhere that you can rent that saves your company money while giving you all the perks of a regular office.
Additionally, they’ll see the value in your ability to collaborate with a diverse range of other business and people.
If you’re worried your clients will look down on you for a shared working space, think again. You’ll look professional, be able to maintain your privacy, and be able to offer them way more than you can if you don’t have an office, or you have to meet a coffee shop.
If you don’t rent a shared space, but are considering your options, contact us. We’re here to help you decide the best option for your business.