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Advantages of Renting Boutique Work Spaces

Boutique work spaces have been popping up all over the place in the past few years and may have prompted you to wonder what the big attraction to this type of work space would be. Here are a few advantages that you might find helpful when considering renting a boutique work space.

What is a Boutique Work Space?

Also known as shift or virtual work space, a boutique work space or office is a furnished office building that you can rent by the hour or by the day. They are meant to provide the functionality of having your own office when you need one, without having to sign an extensive lease agreement. This type of office space is very cost effective for smaller businesses or those who work from home who may only need to actually be in the office office-spaceone or two days a week.

First Impressions Matter

For small or single proprietor businesses a boutique work space can provide a much more impressive first impression for a much lower overhead cost. Although not all boutique work spaces offer the same inclusions, most boutique work spaces offer an assortment of amenities that you would otherwise have to purchase yourself, such as larger conference rooms, fax services, reception staffing, and much more.

In addition it is an inexpensive way to have a “store front”. That doesn’t mean you have to have a store. It is simply a term that means a business property. If you work from home, this is a way to meet with clients in a professional atmosphere, without having to have people traipsing in and out of your home.

They Typically Offer an Assortment of Services and Amenities

Boutique work spaces are meant to be a functional office space that you do not have to set-up or furnish yourself. To meet this requirement they typically offer included in your daily rent or for an additional fee items such as:

  • Furnished Office Space
  • Waiting Area
  • Phone and Fax Lines
  • Conference Rooms (Usually with advanced booking)
  • Reception Staffing
  • A Street Address

Virtual or boutique offices are a great way to provide a big company feel to your smaller business without the added overhead. They are available when you need them and you only pay for the time you actually use, versus having an office that you would have to pay for the whole month whether you use it or not. These are just a few of the advantages to renting a boutique work space for your next meeting

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