Boost Business Opportunities with an Executive Suite
Find out how serviced executive suites can help create new business prospects, with free and informal networking opportunities.
Executive suites and serviced offices help encourage networking in the workplace
Here at officebroker.com we know how important it is to find the right office. Whether you're an established organization or a small start-up company, there are many benefits of choosing a flexible executive suite - all of which can help enhance your corporate identity, motivate staff, and consolidate office running costs.
But one extra benefit of executive suites that may not be immediately obvious are the business networking opportunities available.
Serviced, executive suites offer the ideal environment for building and incubating new business opportunities.
A popular serviced office configuration is the open-plan design, which makes the most of available space by placing several desks in one large room. As a result, there can typically be a number of different companies that share office space in a building.
This is intensified depending on how many desks are rented by each business. The flexible, easy-in easy-out ethos of a serviced office is of course ideally suited to small businesses, start-ups and the self-employed - some of whom only require one desk each.
Therefore, in some circumstances an open-plan office can be filled with a number of different businesses.
This creates a potential hive of networking activity. Whether you chat to your neighbours at the water cooler, help them resolve a business dilemma or push the issue by leaving a few business cards lying around, the opportunities are endless!
This working environment can create a 'natural networking' effect, whereby opportunities are created in a more laid-back atmosphere, as opposed to the more forced setting of organized networking events. These can also be costly, time-consuming and sometimes fruitless.
But when you work in the same room or down the corridor as other like-minded professionals, you're more able to get to know them, find out what sort of person they are, and what business they run.
For example Nik Thierry, a graphic designer who moved from London to Calgary in April this year, has used this to his advantage on more than one occasion.
"With a variety of people around, you get to know them and trust them and maybe do business with them," Thierry says. "It's nice when you can knock on the door next to you and hand someone work."
Commenting on his current office environment, he adds: "It's an office that has mortgage brokers in it, and there are other companies here, too. I used their services while I was looking to buy a house, and they've asked me to do some design work."
Free word-of-mouth advertising
Another great bonus of the serviced office is the promotional prospects. When you operate your business within earshot of others, invariably your trade will soon be out in the open.
Of course as people get to know you this can ultimately lead to word-of-mouth advertising - one of the most effective forms of marketing available. Before long you can find that your office neighbors are recommending you, who in turn may mention your services in business chit-chat with others.
It's trusted, can spread like wildfire, and best of all - it's completely free!
How to boost your business with an executive suite
To find out more about how a serviced executive suite can help boost your business opportunities, get in touch with one of our friendly consultants for free expert help and advice. We'll help you find the right office for you and your business, at a price that won't break the bank. Alternatively, go online to start searching for suitable locations, at us.officebroker.com.