Choose Your Business Centre According To The Size
of Your Staff And Work Load...
Normally a Business Centre is used as a branch office
by firms operating on a low profile or if they have few
staff on the rolls. If you have a large staff it is better
to have your own premises.
Points to remember while taking up
space in a Business Centre :
Locate a business centre as close as possible to your
target customers. Allot space to the number of staff
you have, then hire space accordingly. Check the services
offered, both secretarial and communication. For eg.,
if the centre has just one or two phones it may mean
waiting in a long queue to make a call. See if you can
get a connection on your desk and check how much you
pay for each call. Direct dialing facility is an added
advantage. Check for STD/ISD facilities. Don't be taken
in by the low rent charged, since you might have to
pay extra for every service availed. Look for hidden
perks like how many free calls or faxes are included
in the membership fees. Look for extra services provided
like Air / Rail bookings, hotel reservations, etc..
Most business centres religiously close shop at 5.30
or 6 pm. See if this suits your business. Ask how many
days notice you have to serve before vacating. Insist
on the shortest period. Read all terms and conditions
carefully before you take up space.