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Dedicated Desk or Hot Desk that is the question?

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Author since:
October, 2015
99 blog posts

Many coworking spaces also offer an option to take a dedicated desk.  This means that you have the same desk each time you come to work and nobody will have got to the office before you and sat in your favourite space!

Starting off your life as a coworker you might find the best option is to take a hot desk membership.  This gives you the opportunity to work in a variety of places to see which area works best for you.  The time may come however when you decide that you don’t want to take a chance on your favourite seat being taken and want to know where you will be sitting each day.  A dedicated Desk maybe the option.

What are the pros and cons of a dedicated desk?

Pros

  1. Dedicated desks give you more privacy.
  2. You can leave your work, including desktop computers and extra monitors at a dedicated desk.
  3. Dedicated desks come with a locking file cabinet for valuables.
  4. Need a specific chair – you can provide your own.
  5. You can personalise your work space.
  6. You have your reserved space in an area you like to work.
  7. You can also work in the lounge area or meet people in the lounge when needed.
  8. You’re still part of the coworking community.
  9. You can attend networking events in the space.
  10. The area is quieter for phone calls or getting your head down to business.
  11. There are not so many distractions from other workers.
  12. You can group a number of dedicated desks if you want to work with colleagues.
  13. You can often have a landline phone or wired computer in this space.
  14. You have all the amenities a coworking space provides, including kitchen area, unlimited ta and coffee, printer and shredding services, reception and hosting services.

Cons of a Dedicated Desk in a Coworking Space

  1. Dedicated desks are generally removed from the common space and collaborative area.
  2. You’ll potentially have less social interaction at a dedicated desk versus working in the common area
  3. Dedicated desks are more expensive than flexible membership
  4. You’ll work next to the same people every day, rather than making new connections
  5. The are full-time rentals which means when you are not there your still pay where in a coworking space you can often just pay for the days you use.

 

Workplace is a 5 star coworking and serviced office company in Manchester and is perfectly positioned on Oxford Street, close to Oxford Road Station and only 10 minutes walk from Piccadilly Station.  It has easy access with the tram system in Manchester being only a few steps from  Albert Square.  Full Google Directions and Location

Workplace Manchester offers great flexibility with  day desk hire, coworking, reserved desks, offices and meeting space.

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The Benefits of a Business Mailing Address

Workplace
Author since:
October, 2015
99 blog posts

Why would a Manchester Mailing address be worth it to your business? Remote business mailing addresses are becoming more and more widespread through the UK. With the ever-growing group of entrepreneurs, it is easy to see why.  If you look at Business Tracker there have already been over 277,000 businesses started so far this year. Using the address of another large business as your address gives many advantages, not least that you can be seen to have an office in a location without having to invest in costly assets.

It’s now easier than ever to create a virtual office which provides a customer-facing central business address in a great location at a reasonable cost.  It gives you options to work from home, dip into an international talent pool, and ensure correspondence hits a central point, while you work from that location or from home.

Mailing Address -The benefits of a business address

It’s hard to build a business’s credibility when customers see the address is Brown Cow Lane or Hospital Close.  People are more likely to have confidence in a business which has a recognisable business address. When starting a business paying rent of any kind can seem out of reach but especially in a city centre.  However, to get any sales in at all you might need to be in a city centre.  A mailing address gives you that kudos.

Mailing address for building a better image

Business is about building a brand and having a good image in your marketplace.  Having a central Manchester business address will make sure that your image is more than a logo.

Mailing Address for Minimising cost

Most new businesses will tell you that rent is the most prohibitive part of their business.  Once you have committed to this physical space, you must pay.  Often you are not aware of the sales you are going to receive to support this.  Until that day comes when you have money in the bank and can locate to an office, a mailing address gives you the location with none of the costs.

Mailing Address for Flexibility for contracts and staff

If you choose a mailing address in a shared work-space you also can be physically at your address from time to time.  This means that you can meet employees and customers for a very small charge.

Mailing Address for keeping your home address private

Many people do not want to advertise their home address to their business contacts.  There are many risks of doing this, not least a customer or a supplier turning up at your door un-expected.  It is also not appropriate for some business to be receiving mailing, parcels and company information at a home address.  If you use google as a business location it also puts a picture of your address on the page.  Do you want your house to be shown?

 

Mailing Address for Google Search

One of the key reasons many people want an address in a central location is so that their business can be seen to have offices in this area.  It is possible to have a mailing address in any and as many locations and you like.  This helps to make your business look bigger and to add to searches engine optimisation and the number of prospective customers that can find you.  At Workplace mailing address memberships start at £25 per month and as it is also a coworking space you can also work from our offices when you need.

 

 

Workplace is a 5 star coworking and serviced office company in Manchester and is perfectly positioned on Oxford Street, close to Oxford Road Station and only 10 minutes walk from Piccadilly Station.  It has easy access with the tram system in Manchester being only a few steps from  Albert Square.  Full Google Directions and Location

Workplace Manchester offers great flexibility with  day desk hire, coworking, reserved desks, offices and meeting space.

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