As suppliers of commercial office space across Cheshire & North Wales for over 45 years, we have met many business owners who have reached this exciting point and just don’t realise the breadth of opportunities that this stage throws up. It’s always incredibly rewarding to see how their businesses go on to thrive within their new environment after taking that first big step!
If you’re contemplating the big move, here’s ten key ways your business can look to benefit from the transition…
1. Set the right first impression for your clients
Any business owner that offers a client facing service will know the challenges that client meetings pose when you work from home. You could meet them at the local coffee shop, you could borrow a friends office or arrange to meet them at their office instead, but nothing gives off as good an impression as your own office, complete with managed reception and professional meeting spaces.
2. The exciting opportunity to expand your team!
A growing business needs more business heads, more heads require more space and that’s just not going to work within your home office. Branching out to a professional office means that you can start hunting for talent to drive your business forwards, and give off a highly professional impression to any new recruits looking to join your team.
3. Improve your work/life balance
One of the biggest challenges that we hear from owners who currently work from home, is being able to switch off from work and separate work-life from home-life when they both happen under the same roof. Working from home sounds easy & convenient, but in fact the reality can be far different. Leaving home each day to head to work can bring a real boost to your productivity levels, also leaving work after a hard day at the office will enable you to switch off and relax into some much needed down time!
4. Bring more visibility to your business
Joining a commercial office or business hub is a fantastic way of increasing the visibility of your business. It can be easy to reside at home and forget the opportunities that networking might bring to your business, however working within a community of SME’s can throw up networking opportunities every day. Who knows what opportunity that conversation over your morning coffee might throw up!
5. Cut down some of your admin time
Opening the mail, answering the phone, and managing your out of office might not seem like big tasks in the day to day, but many offices will offer these services within your rental. Popping out for a business lunch? Leave it up to the team of receptionists to handle your calls, and take clients messages whilst you are out of contact. Working away for a couple of days or taking that needed holiday break? Have someone sort your mail for you and notify you of anything that needs addressing. Never underestimate the little things, and helping hands that enable you to streamline your day better and keep on top of your communications.
6. Remove the challenges of teams working remotely
If you have remote employees, or contractors that you manage, you’ll already know the challenges that remote working can throw up. Managing projects, holding meetings, cultivating culture and communicating effectively can all be challenged when you work as a remote team, so why not bring everyone together and see how your business could thrive.
7. Reduce distractions & interruptions
Distractions and interruptions happen anywhere, and we can’t promise that’s going to stop when you move to a professional office, but the home can throw up more distractions than most. Whether its family members, housework, food and coffee breaks or neighbours popping round in the day, prolonged working from home can throw your productivity completely out. Offices often mean more people and more noise, but people who are all working towards the same goal with the same focus. Rather than distracting, a productive office environment can be highly motivating.
8. Build your company culture
Remote teams provide quite a challenge when your trying to build a company culture. Bringing your team together will enable you to lay those foundations early, to start building the values that hold your team together and cultivate success for the future.
9. Join a network of like minded business owners & entrepreneurs
Working from home can be quite alienating at times, for some people working in this way suits them, however everyone can benefit from being around like minded business individuals from time to time. Moving to a new office space brings with it plenty of new networking opportunities – our head office, Red Hill House homes a wide variety of SME’s with individuals sharing business leads and coffee breaks, in a friendly, supportive atmosphere.
10. Finally, more room to grow!
Launching your very first professional office space is the first step in exciting journey ahead as you grow your business. Here at Brymau Estates we grow with our clients businesses. Office spaces are always highly flexible and whether companies need to expand their space, or take on new offices within new locations, we’ll always work to make it happen.
We know that making the change throws up concerns too regarding overheads, utilities, furnishings & commutes. Here at Brymau Estates we work to make those barriers and challenges manageable, affordable and suitable to each and every business. If you are thinking of making the move why not pop in and see us. We’ll talk you through our range of services, we’ll find the right choice accommodation, set flexible terms that match your needs, and guide you every step of the way as you launch your first professional office. CONTACT US