Working from home may not be ideal for everyone especially if you have to meet up with your clients in a proper office setting or if you are developing your brand and building your image as an upcoming entrepreneur running a professionally managed company. At some stage, you will want to upgrade from your home office to a more proper office.
In a metropolitan city like Jakarta, choosing your first office can be an exhausting or even confusing experience, mainly because of the choices available. If you are completely new to the experience then the following questions may guide you in your decision process.
Why Do You Need An Office
A self-employed entrepreneur or a new startup venture may not need fully furnished or fully staffed conventional office. Virtual office and coworking space will be ideal options as they give you a “flexible” office with full in-house facilities such as working desk, meeting rooms, lounge, pantry as well as reception and secretarial services. At a fraction of the costs of a conventional office, you can just bring your laptop, start working right away in your “flexible” office and at the same time enjoy the facilities provided.
If the nature of your business requires you to have a small team from day one of your operations, then you can choose to rent a fully-furnished serviced office which typically can house between one to twenty people depending on its size. Much like virtual office and coworking space, serviced office also comes with full in-house facilities including reception and secretarial services, plus the comfort and privacy of having your own private office.
What Kind Of Budget Do You Have
Plan at least for one year, and plan conservatively. Your clients will not appreciate you moving back and forth between your business-like office and your home office. They like to see some stability and sustainability. However, it does not mean you should over-spend because most startup investors will not like you spending huge capital to maintain a fancy office.
The key is to be able to have a relatively inexpensive yet presentable and professionally managed office with facilities that can allow you to conduct your business including having meetings, presentations, seminars or simply just to have a chat with your clients over tea or coffee.
Amethyst Executive Suites offers virtual office, coworking space and serviced office at an affordable price with full in-house facilities so you get the most out of your budget.
What Is Your Future Plan
How fast will your company grow and how many more people you expect to hire to support the growth, say in the next 6-12 months. The last thing you want is be worried about moving to a bigger office while you are supposed to spend your energy and resources to grow your company.
Amethyst Executive Suites gives you the flexibility of upgrading your office anytime, hence allowing you to move from virtual office to coworking space or to serviced office within short notice and without much hassle.
How Important Is Location To You
If your business requires you to meet with your clients fairly often or if you need to build your image to win more business, then having an office in prime CBD areas gives you easy accessibility as well as prestigious address.
Amethyst Executive Suites operates two centers at Jl. Sudirman (Central Jakarta CBD) and Jl. Simatupang (South Jakarta CBD), respectively. Both centers can be easily accessed with public transportation including the MRT.
What Facilities Are Necessary
If you constantly need to be online, then make sure your office allows access to high-speed internet connection. If your business requires you to have frequent meetings or presentations then make sure you have suitable meeting rooms to house your audience. In case most of your clients prefer a more informal setting then a comfortable lounge is a must.
Amethyst Executive Suites offers meeting rooms that can accommodate up to 30 people and a comfortable lounge with pantry facilities. All offices, meeting rooms and common areas have with high-speed wifi connection.
The above article is contributed by Amethyst Executive Suites, provider of Serviced Office, Coworking Space and Virtual Office with offices located at Sahid Sudirman Center, Jl. Sudirman (Central Jakarta CBD) and 18 Office Park, Jl. Simatupang (South Jakarta CBD). To find out more about our services and promotional offers, please visit www.amethystsuites.com or call +62 896 3694 1711 (Sahid Sudirman Center) or +62 896 3694 1722 (18 Office Park).