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What to know before switching to a remote office space

Starting a new business can be overwhelming, with so many things to consider that can impact your cash flow, service delivery, and brand reputation. But in today’s world of remote work, your workplace shouldn’t be an added stressor. That’s why, as a startup, you have a plethora of office options to choose from. However, if you’re looking for a fully furnished and equipped workspace, then a remote office space might just be the right fit for you.

Before you make a decision, let’s take a closer look at why a remote office space could be the perfect solution for your team.

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Consider the costs

First up, let’s talk about cost. We all know that managing cash flow is crucial for any startup, and getting your first office space can be a significant expense. Most commercial office spaces require an upfront deposit and can cost between R120 and R200 per square metre, depending on the location. On top of that, you’ll also need to furnish the space. With desks, chairs, office equipment, and consumable supplies, this can easily run into tens of thousands of Rands.

But with a remote office space, you can avoid most of these costs. Everything you need is provided at a flexible daily or monthly rate, with collaborative workspaces and private workspaces fully furnished and pre-connected to super fast fibre. Plus, you’ll also get access to a kitchen or cafeteria for coffee and lunch breaks.

Consider the space you need

For smaller teams

Now let’s talk about space. Your team’s size is a crucial factor in determining whether a remote office space is the right fit for you. For smaller teams, remote offices offer affordable rates on a daily or monthly basis per desk. Some remote office spaces also offer hot-desking options, which means you only pay for the hours you use, giving you greater flexibility.

For larger teams

For larger teams, a dedicated office environment may be more suitable. Nonetheless, remote office environments can still be beneficial, particularly for remote team members who need a workspace free from distractions when a home office is not an option. And the best part? Remote offices also provide meeting rooms where your teams can get together in-person or via video calls to discuss important projects and business decisions without interruption.

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Consider the facilities

Last but not least, let’s talk about facilities. As a startup, you need to focus on critical elements like driving business success. That’s why remote offices are a great option because all non-critical elements such as cleaning, maintenance, and office admin can be taken care of.

What’s more is that remote office spaces often provide added benefits to its members such as security, access control and free parking, giving you peace of mind over the safety of your team. Depending on their location, remote office spaces can often be surrounded by restaurants, gyms and other facilities where teams can take their lunch or creativity breaks throughout the day to re-energise for the rest of their day.

Need extra services?

Virtual office spaces

A remote office space gives remote workers a place to work that is productive and free of distraction but, if you’re a startup and need an official office address, office number or receptionist, we have you covered with a virtual office.

A virtual office provides businesses the freedom to work from anywhere while still having a physical business address and a landline number so that, even when you’re not working from a remote office, you get the benefit of a business presence in a highly sought-after location as well as a receptionist to help you manage your calls.

With Venture Workspace, our virtual office service gives members the benefit of 20% off day offices and meeting rooms and our virtual office and meeting rooms package gives members the benefit of 3 hours of meeting room usage per month.
Is a remote office space for you?

Have you made your decision?

So there you have it, a remote office space can be the perfect office solution for your team, providing you with all the facilities you need, at a cost-effective price point, and without any unnecessary stress. If you’re a startup looking for affordable, flexible office solutions contact Venture Workspace today to discuss your needs.

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