Take your business to the next level with serviced offices

Mar 8, 2017 | Business Centre

The time is fast approaching for a spot of Spring cleaning – nothing quite beats having a good old clear out and getting everything looking spick and span.

But if you’re working from home, as many of us do nowadays, it can be hard to keep on top of all the ‘stuff’. Whether it’s paperwork and electronic equipment which is taking over your kitchen table, or stock for an online retail business overflowing from your spare room, it can sometimes feel like the walls are closing in.

According to Government figures, 59 per cent of all businesses are home-based, which equates to around 2.9 million individual businesses. We’re a pretty entrepreneurial country it seems! A whopping 70 per cent of businesses start at home – but at least 300,000 will start to take on employees, and then it may no longer be practical to keep working from the kitchen table. It’s worth remembering that Amazon started from Jeff Bezos’ garage – the sky really is the limit!

There can be many reasons for outgrowing working from home – maybe you need to employ more people or you just don’t have enough space. Or perhaps you miss the camaraderie of an office environment, or you feel you need somewhere more professional for customers and clients. Some people just find it hard to motivate themselves at home – there’s always house-related jobs to do, or a TV programme you’ve been meaning to catch up on!

Although making that first move can seem tough, a serviced office can be an ideal solution for those wanting official business premises.

McCarthy’s Serviced Offices are based just outside Leeds’ city centre, on Meanwood Road – a handy 10 minutes from the train station and 20 minutes from the airport. Office sizes vary and can be suitable for anything from a one-man band to a 20-strong team.

There’s no red tape or overly complicated lease agreements, and we can usually get you up and running within a couple of days if there’s office space available to suit your requirements.

Offices are fully furnished, with natural light, providing a pleasant place to spend your working day. There are shared kitchen and bathroom facilities and café style break out areas for when you need five minutes away from the computer, or want to chat to other businesses within the centre. There’s even free tea and coffee to keep those caffeine levels up if you’re working to a tight deadline! (and you can get 24 hour access to your office, should you need to pull an all-nighter.)

A great benefit of the McCarthy’s serviced office is you will have the benefit of a receptionist who can answer your calls with a personalised response of your choosing, and take messages for you, should you be unavailable. They can also accept deliveries and show clients to one of the centre’s meetings rooms for you.

Another huge benefit is the upfront nature of costs. Business rates, utilities, high speed broadband, telephone connection, cleaning, free on site parking – they’re all included within your rent, leaving no nasty surprises.

If you’re not quite ready for an office yet, we may still be able to help. Perhaps you would like a mailbox facility, so there’s always someone there to sign for and store deliveries, and so you don’t have to share your home address for work purposes. Or maybe you’d like a virtual office, so you can have a receptionist forwarding on calls and messages, accepting mail, and so you have a business address you can give to clients and customers. You can even hire our meeting rooms for a preferential rate.

So why not give us a call on 0113 237 9600 if you want to discuss making the next step for your business (and make spring cleaning a bit easier in your household!)

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