Every start-up reaches a point in time when it has to spread its wings and take the leap into office space. There are often many aspects to consider and it’s a daunting step, but a necessary one if your business is to continue growing. Many decision makers will agree that once you are in office space, it’s so much easier to expand because there are far more services and opportunities available to you.
Flexibility is key for most start-ups, and is often the most important feature when choosing workspace. Mantle Business Centres offer serviced offices on short tenancy agreements from a minimum of 3 months, making the transition as easy as possible without putting a strain on finances.
Moving into office space might sound like a stressful affair, but in reality it couldn’t be anymore straight forward. All office equipment such as desks, chairs and pedestals are provided, and you don’t even need to worry about telephone and internet. Everything is taken care of and set up to ensure your arrival is not disruptive to your business, taking the stress out of the entire process. Once settled in, any ongoing maintenance and cleaning is all included, so you don’t need to worry if your office chair breaks or the carpet is looking a little grubby – we handle the small things so you can focus on your business.
After the initial step into office space, it is much easier for businesses to scale up when the time is right, or downscale if needs be. As your company grows, it may reach the stage where it needs to start taking on more staff, and you will eventually need bigger office space. We make this process easy by simply upgrading you to a bigger office, meaning you don’t need to uproot the whole company and equally aren’t tied into a long term lease which might have made the move difficult.
You get the opportunity to network and interact with like-minded professionals and business-owners as we organise regular in-house networking events at 3 of our locations, with speakers from an array of different businesses. Our meet-ups provide an excellent opportunity for personal growth and business development, along with the opportunity to make valuable connections.You never can have too many useful contacts in business, and it’s always good to share insights or tips on starting up a business with other professionals in a similar position.
If your business is progressing well but not quite ready to move into an office, you can make use of our virtual office services which are available on rolling monthly contracts and provide you with a business address and call answering. This is excellent for those who work from home and wish to give their business more credibility. Let us handle the mail and calls so you can focus on growing your company.
As a start-up, serviced offices give a unique opportunity for you to take advantage of prime locations for just a fraction of the price. Being well-located provides a professional, successful image to clients and gives the impression that the company is on the up. Furthermore, Mantle tenants get discounted rates on meeting rooms should you need one. All Mantle business centres are conveniently situated in key UK locations with excellent transport links into London. Find out more on all our serviced offices in Duxford, Cambridge, Chelmsford, Stevenage and Bishop’s Stortford. We also have a new business centre opening soon in Abingdon, Oxfordshire which will provide flexible co-working space, serviced offices and meeting rooms.