13 Aug 2020
COVID-19 has made us rethink the way we work, and everyone is expecting changes in office life as a result. There is a consequent rise in demand for private office space which is maintained, serviced and cleaned to safe COVID-19 standards. And this is why we are refurbishing space at the Hertford Hub and creating four new office spaces offering small businesses exceptional value for money:
Having your own lockable office in a serviced office space like the Hertford Business Hub offers a number of advantages. At the Hub, your monthly rent covers utilities and high-speed WiFi, cleaning and maintenance, 24/7 access and a discount in the UOE Store.
When it comes to running your own business, there are many advantages of renting a private office space. Having a professional address helps to build trust in your company – if you’re working from your home, you may understandably want to protect your privacy by not showing your address on your website, but this could be interpreted as a negative by potential customers.
Renting an office in the centre of town is also good for business, as a prime address is indicative of a successful company.
At the Hertford Business Hub, you will be within walking distance of both train stations with transport links into Central London and The City. You will also have easy access to Hertford’s great cafés, bars and restaurants in which you’ll be able to entertain any clients willing to travel to you.
Having a private office enables you to keep your work life and your home life separate. When so many people were working from home over lockdown it was entertaining watching experts fending off interruptions from their kids during live TV interviews. But this is an indication of how, even at the best of times, family life can intrude into your work life, preventing you from concentrating and getting on with a task. Given that it’s been calculated that it takes an average of 23 minutes and 15 seconds to get back into a task after an interruption, you can soon calculate how much working from home could actually be impacting your income.
Conversely, by working at home, your business could intrude negatively into your home life. With the computer just a few feet away at any given time, it’s too much of a temptation to work long into the evening or to check your emails before bed and get sucked into doing something that could easily wait until morning. This could have knock-on effects on your concentration and even your health, as well as your relationships and friendships. Renting an office away from the home will help you create boundaries and separate your work from your personal life – to the benefit of both.
If you’re interested in renting one of our new private offices in Hertford, please complete the form below to add your name to the waiting list. We will be releasing them as soon as work has been completed, so act fast!