The Advantages of Working in a Shared Office

Article by Mexborough Business Centre

If you have started a new business or are maybe working from home and possibly considering an office rental, have you thought about a shared office space?

We recently wrote an article on why a Virtual Office can be beneficial for a start-up or a relatively new but growing business, well the next step is a shared office.

What is a Shared Office?

A shared office is exactly that….sharing space and facilities, with another small business, but with the benefit of calling somewhere home for your company, without the cost or commitment of a sole rental.

The amount of companies you share with can vary on the size of the office space and what your requirements are. In our business centre, clients have their own desk and phone with sound partitions for privacy.

As a startup/new business, sharing an office in this way can have its advantages:

Sharing an Office means Sharing Costs

One of the main reasons for sharing an office is cost and keeping overheads low, which is paramount to a business in it’s infancy.

Sharing an office means you are no longer the sole rentee for the office and it’s running costs.

Great Networking Opportunities

If you are sharing an office space, then obviously you are sharing with other businesses.

Quite often, this can serve as an opportunity in itself. Even if these other businesses trade in a service that you supply, you can still potentially use each other as networking opportunities and maybe work together on various projects etc. This has certainly happened within our centre in the past and has created fruitful business relationships that still exist today

If you are sharing with businesses that offer a different service to you then you can potentially use them and their contacts for future work.

Shared Office and Hotdesk at Mexborough Business CentreAccess to Various On-site Resources

We have a manned reception, 24-hour security and fob access to the building with plenty of car parking space, as well as mail handling service.

This provides a professional environment for any visiting clients. We can also provide a business answering service if required, giving you peace of mind that you won’t be missing any important calls.

You will also have access to other resources and contacts, such as other businesses within the centre as well as access to many networking events and business forums that are hosted here. In addition:

• Conference and meeting rooms
• Printer, copier, scanner and fax (if still used)
• Free car parking
• Storage facility, if required (chargeable)

Mexborough Business Centre Shared Office Space

At Mexborough Business Centre, we offer support and advice services available for start-ups and new businesses. Please let us know if this would be of interest.

If you would like to find out more about our Shared Office or any other service we provide, please don’t hesitate to contact us 01709 590005 or 01709 583708.

Alternatively, you can email us at

We look forward to hearing from you soon

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