The Pros and Cons of Renting Office Space – Birds on the Blog

The Pros and Cons of Renting Office Space

Whether you’re reading this blog because you are starting a new business and want to know what is best for you, or whether you’ve been in business for a while and want to know whether you’re really doing the right thing, you’ve come to the right place.

Both working from home and working in rented commercial property has its benefits, but also its disadvantages too. It is important to weigh up the pros and cons and decide what is best for the business to ensure that it doesn’t suffer, and to ensure you’re in a space that is best for motivating you.

The Advantages of Hiring Office Space

Distractions

Your bed and an episode of Friends may sound way more appealing than sitting in your office getting on with some work all day. Working in an office will instantly remove all of the distractions and your attention will go strictly towards the day-to-day running of the business.

More Inviting for Clients

If your job involves you needing to meet clients for meetings, then an office could be more inviting that your house or Starbucks. You probably don’t look very professional inviting your clients to have meetings in your front room, with the sound of your dog barking at the postman and your child playing with their noisy toys.

Boundaries

When working at home, some people find it difficult to switch off as their office is just a few steps away. Hiring an office space will mean that you can leave work at work and come home and spend more time with your family without getting distracted by emails and paperwork.

The Disadvantages of Hiring Office Space

Expenses

The most obvious con to hiring out office space is that it will cost more, and not just in terms of rent. By the time you purchase your line rental and Wifi, not to mention the most important essential, the coffee machine, your monthly outgoings will be more than normal. You’ll also have to spend more on your heating, electric and water bills too.

Commuting

Isn’t it nice to know that you can wake up, leave your pyjamas on and wander into the room next door to start your day? Well, hiring somewhere outside of the house would mean this has to end, as you’ll need to put on some respectable clothing and drive to the office space, therefore using more fuel and wasting time in the morning commuting.

Inefficiency

Working from home means that you can put a wash on, continue with your day-to-day job and return to hang the washing out when it is finished. If you’re in the office outside of your house, it will stop you from getting things done around the house when you need a break from the screen.

This post has been written by Liberty Marketing; Wales’ largest digital marketing agency specialising in SEO, PPC and content.

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