Cost optimisation vs. a new office, or how to choose a space that won’t ruin your budget while allowing your business to grow.
Are you looking for a new office for your company to increase the efficiency of your team? Or maybe you are wondering how to optimise the costs of renting a new office? Such questions keep many administrative departments awake at night. Companies are struggling with this problem, although the solution is often at hand. And it is… coworking space!
What is coworking?
In a nutshell, coworking is a modern form of office space, where you can rent both a single desk and a private office fully adapted to your needs. Thanks to the flexible formula of renting, you can enlarge or reduce the area of your office depending on the projects you run. The coworking space brings together many different industries, which gives you invaluable access to a wide network of business contacts. By renting such an office, you not only have access to your private rooms, but also to a common area such as a kitchen, as well as all the facilities offered by a given coworking space.
Coworking – is it good for business?
Coworking is profitable especially at the beginning of any business, when you count the costs and want them to be as little as possible. A monthly expense of several hundred PLN is not as big as the expense of creating your own office, renting it or building it from scratch. To the question – coworking – is it profitable? The answer is a resounding yes!
And what if you are no longer a freelancer and have a small team? Then such a serviced office also has numerous advantages (including economic ones!). For example, if you have 6 employees, you need about 80-100 m2. The cost of renting such space in a tenement or office building in Kraków can reach PLN 5-6 thousand for the rent alone – plus service charge, cost of equipment (furniture, desks, chairs), utilities such as electricity, water, internet, cleaning or waste collection. If you want to hire a receptionist, you must also add the cost of her salary. Monthly expenses then often exceed PLN 15 thousand.
By choosing to rent a serviced office, you can avoid many of these costs. For space in a coworking space you will pay (depending on location) from PLN 1 thousand to PLN 1.5 thousand per month for a workstation. In this price you have access to a printer, scanner and other office materials, cleaning service, reception service or even delicious coffee and tea. Utilities such as water, electricity, heating and high-speed Internet are also included in the price. A flexible lease agreement means that you only pay for the space you actually use. And if you plan to continue hiring, the office can grow with your business, adding more workstations under a ‘pay as you grow’ model.
All in all
So if you’re looking to increase your profits without raising prices or lowering employee salaries, then you should definitely think about taking an interest in the coworking offices operating in your immediate area.