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How to Choose a Business Centre

Using the services of a prominently located business centre is becoming a popular way of reducing company’s overheads in today’s competitive business environment and gaining prestigious office space.

As many entrepreneurs know, it is not always possible for start-ups and small businesses to initially set up a permanent office, especially in a prominent CBD. Investing in real estate or being tied into long-term office lease agreements has been the downfall of many a young company.

What is a Business Centre?
A business centre is a professionally-managed suite of fully-serviced offices, which include some facilities offering the required business infrastructure to tenants, usually on a short to medium-term, flexible lease.

This flexibility extends to the office and workstation layouts as well as the availability of various types of meeting, training or events areas.

What Type Of Office Layout Does A Business Centre Offer?
A state-of-the-art business centre should offer a variety of office space layouts which include both private and co-working space.

While private office space is important, co-working space allows tenants to build networks and become more creative. Virtual office space, another office space solution, offers entrepreneurs a professional business address, including all the relevant office services, but without a physical office space and the associated costs.

A business centre with foresight will also supply the following;
• Professional reception staff with a PABX and call-directing function.
• Uncapped fibre optic internet and full communications infrastructure, including video conferencing.
• Technical support
• Full documentation centre for copying, faxing, scanning, etc.
• On-site break-away lounges, restaurants and coffee bars.
• Complete facilities management.

Important Considerations When Selecting a Business Centre
In summary, there are four primary factors that you may need to take into account when choosing the right business centre to meet your company’s needs

Business Centre Location – it is important that the business centre is located in an easily accessible and preferably prime location, close to all business and entertainment hubs.

Office Space Layout – the offices that you choose to lease in the business centre should be modern, well-kept and fully-equipped so that your employees are comfortable and your guests are impressed. Always ask for a site inspection before you sign a lease so that you can see exactly what business infrastructure and services are on offer for you to use.

Meeting Rooms – business centres should offer various configurations of meeting room space for meetings, training sessions, workshops, seminars and promotional events which your company may need to hold from time to time.

Flexible Lease Agreements – your Landlord should understand that business needs change and that your company needs to adjust its growth accordingly, sometimes at short notice. Your business centre lease needs to be versatile enough to accommodate these changing needs – without incurring penalties!

The Business Exchange Business Centre with Offices in Sandton, Morningside and Rosebank
The Business Exchange offers upmarket business centres in all three of these prestigious CBD’s.

They offer extremely flexible leases from one month and upwards which include;

Our stylish, fully furnished, air-conditioned offices at our business centres with full Wi-Fi and refreshments stations are ready for your next move to success.

Visit us at The Business Exchange or email us for a viewing.



Contact us to setup a meeting with one of our office managers, view our offices and to secure your office space at The Business Exchange.

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