High real estate prices may make owning a professional DC office space cost-prohibitive for many DC start-up businesses, home-based businesses as well as for DC government contractors. However, the availability of on-demand DC office spaces, meeting rooms and training rooms provide a valuable business solution for businesses of any type or size.
There’s no need to spend money owning or even leasing office space, when you can have everything you need in the most convenient locations just when you need it. With a lease or mortgage situation, you pay monthly whether you use the office space or not. With on-demand DC office space, you can reserve the space for a special meeting or training or to work on an important project as many or as few times as you need it.
Perhaps one month, you could use the workspace for a series of team trainings, but the next month you only need the workspace to hold a teleconference three times during the month. You pay only for the times you use the space and can make all reservations on an easy-to-use online reservation system day or night. When your business is looking for simplicity and affordable business solutions, on-demand DC office space fits the bill.
DC Office Space Decreases Staff Costs
For small businesses, paying not only staff salaries but also paying for the space for these staff members can be a huge drain on limited resources that could be spent on growing the business. The opportunity in reserving on-demand executive offices enables businesses to significantly reduce the permanent office space or even go office-less, as employees telework and utilize fully-equipped professional office space only when they need it.
Furthermore, these offices come with trained administrative support to promote a professional image and handle things such as phone answering and other admin tasks without having to hire a full-time support staff.
In addition to administrative support, other perks and benefits to choosing on-demand DC office space include:
- Private furnished office
- Telephone line with rollover line and multi-line phone set.
- VoIP and Unified Communications
- Soft phone
- Fax line
- High Speed Internet Access and Wireless Internet
- Remote Network Monitoring
- Kitchen lounge and beverage service–Starbucks coffee, spring water
- Professional receptionist, on-site manager and tech support
- Mail processing
How to Choose the Right Office Space
When making the choice regarding which on-demand office space is right for your business purposes, you want to consider three primary components:
3. Level of Professionalism
The best option for your business really should take into consideration each of these aspects. After all, you may find an on-demand office that is a great price, but with a closer look you may find that the provider has a high turn-over rate for employees or doesn’t help you to promote a professional image.
You may find that it is worth it to your business to pay a little more for the best DC Office Space you can find. It is still possible to find an affordable price while utilizing a space that is in a prestigious and convenient DC Metro Area location.
Don’t be afraid to ask questions about the office space provider and the company’s staff before signing a contract. You will want to be sure the people who will be interacting with your own staff and customers are high caliber and know how to put forth a professional image.
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Kathlene Buchanan is the president and founder of Metro Offices, one of the premiere, women-owned, executive office centers in the Washington, D.C. Metro area. With presence in 8 different locations throughout the capital area, Metro Offices offers a full range of innovative business solutions and advanced technologies to help businesses compete in today’s transitioning business environment. Buchanan has been in the industry since 1979, and Metro Offices has been operating since 1989 with locations in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia.