1 Jun 2020
When you’re starting out in business, one of the things you will have at the forefront of your mind is how to control your expenditure. Whilst you’d like to start well and have the routine and discipline of going to the office every day, the reality is that renting an office can be a massive expense and will make a big dent in your monthly costs if you let your heart and not your head lead your decisions.
Making things simple and more cost-effective for startups and small businesses, coworking spaces provide modern facilities in a shared office environment. They offer affordable desk rentals and private serviced offices at a fraction of the price you’d expect to pay for a complete office suite. So you get to work in a professional and fully equipped shared office space with the advantage of being in close proximity to other like-minded business owners and entrepreneurs. With no bills to pay either, you’ll be quids in and able to keep track of your overheads. At the UOE Hub in Hertford, we offer different levels of membership so to help you choose the right one, we’ve put together a list of the 6 things to consider when you’re choosing your coworking space.
Unreserved hot desk membership is the most flexible option that we offer. With access during office hours weekdays and at the weekend, all you have to do is turn up, grab a desk and get working. It’s easy to get connected to the network and with no fixed term contract, you can choose when you want to work. All we ask is that you clear your desk at the end of every day and give us a month’s notice if you want to leave. A great option for those just starting out who want to enjoy the benefits of a modern office environment.
If you’re a creature of habit and like to know that you’ll have the same desk to work at every day, then the reserved resident desk membership is for you. You’ll be able to spread out your work and leave it there until the next day if you wish. You’ll also have a lockable set of drawers which you can use to stow away your bits and pieces and if you’re planning some all-nighters, that’s ok too because you’ll have access 24/7 via our night door. This is the perfect choice for businesses who would like to work with a colleague or two in a shared space but know that they’ll be working in close proximity to each other.
For those small business owners who are ready to make a move to the next level, we have private serviced offices for 1-4 people. These are suitable for companies who would like to have some privacy during their working day but also be in an environment where they will meet other colleagues and business owners for networking and social purposes. We can provide rental furniture for your office if you wish or you may prefer to bring your own. You’ll have 24/7 access as standard and full access to the Hub facilities on site.
Suitable for 6 people, our meeting room is on the ground floor with disabled access if required and is bookable by the hour via our online booking system. You can book with plenty of notice if you like to prepare ahead or sometimes you’ll find you’re lucky too if you need a last minute booking for an unplanned client meeting.
Our business hub is equipped with high speed WiFi to our building only, so you can be sure of superb connectivity while you’re on site. We have a secure entry system with unique access permitted with a security fob which is issued to you at your induction. In our meeting room, you will find a smart screen with HDMI connection via cable or wireless if you prefer so that you can connect up and make your presentations to colleagues and clients.
It’s the little extras that really count and these include unlimited free tea and coffee from our shared kitchen. We can also arrange for catering to be delivered if you have a special meeting over lunchtime. We offer our members discounts in our store below the Hub for everything from printing, copying, laminating and binding to stationery, greetings cards and gifts. There’s also a full service Post Office in our store which is a convenient facility for any business with essential services such as posting, returning parcels and business banking.