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What is the right type of startup office space for me?

Tushar Agarwal, Co-founder and CEO
Tushar Agarwal, Co-founder and CEO|

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There are so many different options out there to choose from, it’s very easy to get confused and waste a lot of time figuring out the right space for your company.

Below, we have outlined the most common ways startups & small businesses work and given some detail about how to figure out what suits you. Almost all of our offices are available on a one-month rolling lease to allow maximum flexibility.

Hot-desking

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Hot-desking is an easy, affordable and convenient way to find a place to work whilst you’re on the move. You are granted access to hot-desking spaces where you are can sit in any spaces that are free. Most hot-desking have plans with weekly or monthly limits so make sure to check this before you book!

Co-working

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Co-working allows you to enter a co-working space and work from any of the free desks or tables that day. You are free to stay as long as you want for as many days as you want. This membership is normally on a monthly basis. You don’t have a reserved or fixed desk.

You are limited to one co-working space with a single location membership, which is great for people who want to work from one location but still benefit from being in a buzzing environment and community. Multi-location passes give you the flexibility to work the same way from different locations around London (or the world) depending on the operator. Ideal for those who go to a lot of meetings, but would still like to avoid working from a coffee shop! If you’re not convinced, read about the 8 reasons why you don’t get any work done in Starbucks.

Fixed desk

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A fixed desk in a co-working space is exactly what it says on the tin. In a co-working space, you get a desk which is your and no-one else is allowed to work there. You normally also get in-desk storage included with a key and some other perks. This is great if you plan to work from the same co-working space everyday, or if you have a company of 3 to 4 people but don’t want to be in a secluded office!

Sublets & shared offices

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Startups, agencies, small and large companies have extra space in their offices which they are not using. They want to to rent out their spare space desks to freelancers and other small companies who are in need of space. The great thing about sublets is that if you are the company renting out your space you get to mitigate some of your costs, make some extra money and most importantly benefit from being near fresh ideas, diverse skillets and new companies which may be able to help you out. This cross-pollination of ideas and social interaction can be really powerful for the tenants using the space as well.

If you are interested in subletting part of your own office, contact us.

Dedicated offices

Dedicated offices come as serviced and non-serviced offices. Serviced means that all your utilities, broadband, access to facilities is included in the monthly rental. Non-serviced means that you have to organise all of this yourself!

The dedicated offices that we would recommend to startups are offices that can hold 5 – 10 people (normally quite flexible) on this and are actually part of co-working spaces. This means that your company can benefit from having its own office but also benefit from being in the co-working community. If your expansion plans are uncertain (as they are with most startups), then these give you great flexibility in increasing how much space you have and also using the co-worker desks as an “overflow” area which you can use in the interim!

At HubbleHQ we have all of these spaces ready to view and book on our platform.

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