Smart office in a business centeror a regular office in Dubai?
Why do entrepreneurs increasingly choose a "smart office” as an alternative to a regular one?What are the differences and how can you make the right choice for the benefit of your business?
The Office as a Service, or smart office model, allows you to immediately move into a space that is completely ready for employees to work in. This innovative concept of a flexible service approach is in contrast to commercial real estate rental. You maintain high mobility, the ability to transform, expand or reduce staffing levels and add or drop working stations without overpaying for extra space. This is a totally modern and unique solution that does away with the need for repairs and renovation, totally avoids hidden costs, and is not tied into long-term leases. Overheads for office accommodation can be instantly calculated and planned for in cash flow forecasts.
Renting a smart office is quickly becoming apopular global trend
Being able to adopt modern, flexible and progressive management
This is one reason why smart office rental is becoming a popular global trend. In fact, it is the successful business model for US company We Work, which has created a network of smart offices all over the world and now has assets estimated at $ 20 billion.
Why are smart offices increasingly in demand inthe UAE?
To incorporate a local (mainland) company and most types of legal entities in the UAE’s Free Trade Zones (FTZ) you require a physical office. It must comply with all the standards laid own by the Ministry of Labor and provide comfortable working conditions for full-time employees. The government minimum requirement is a very modest area of just 20 sq. m / 215 sq. ft. However, is almost impossible to find a regular office of this size for rent and subletting is prohibited.
A company’s office is its outward image and should give its customers a high level of confidence in it. If you want you and your company to be taken seriously, you need to choose prestigious business districts and renovate the office premises to a high standard that matches modern commercial design trends.
First impressions do count and an attractive and manned reception area is important to greet visitors and create an excellent opinion of your business from the outset. Reception staff frequently do not perform other functions and may be considered just another overhead. However, an empty reception area immediately sets alarm bells ringing in the minds of your customers and contractors and calls into question the reliability and substance of your company.
Part of the way business is conducted in the UAE is that meetings never take place in a person’s office but rather in a meeting room. Therefore it is necessary to have a separate meeting room and equip it with whatever audio and video equipment may be required. You get all this included when you rent an office in a business center. You have access to a wide range of solutions for holding business events, from small meeting rooms to spacious conference spaces.
Office maintenance costs
Renting a smart office means no more paying for premises maintenance or repairs, no equipment maintenance, security or janitorial staff, tea and coffee purchases, and so on. When you add up all the elements of simply maintaining a regular office, the overheads mount up amazingly quickly. Whether you hire staff or subcontract the work, it is a significant cost that adds absolutely nothing to the bottom line.
Image of business success
Every successful business needs to plan for expansion and that includes making allowances to accommodate a growing team of people. What you don’t want is an empty space that is waiting to be filled up, costing you money, and giving an impression of poor planning or a not-so-successful business.
Basic differences between renting a regularoffice and a smart office
- You pay only the premises rentYou transfer responsibility for the maintenance and organization of the office space to professionals
- Full office services includedReception services, correspondence, internet, office equipment, telephony, cleaning
- Meeting and conference roomsAccess to fully equipped meeting rooms and conference spaces for organizing events and seminars
- Coworking spacesCoworking space for the organization of temporary work stations, including IT and engineering services
- Business services outsourcingOutsource a wide range of business tasks in a highly cost-effective manner that saves on staffing overheads
- Prestigious business center in downtown DubaiBarsha Heights, near major companies’ HQs (Microsoft, Bloomberg, Reuters, IBM, CNN) and media centers
- Package solutionsSignificant discounts on outsourced services for tenants and reduced rental for long-term leases
Regular offices leases are provided on a “shell and core” basis. This means that if you decide to move out, then you agree to bring the offices back to their original condition - to remove every change you made during fit-out, renovations, repairs or enhancements. To guarantee the fulfillment of this obligation you deposit a large security bond payment to the landlord when signing the lease agreement.
Find the best premises for your business
Being a tenant of the SORP Business Center means you not only get a fully equipped modern smart office, but also a full range of services and business opportunities in one place. Focus on developing your business and growing your company, and leave the admin side of things to SORP.
Advantages of renting officesin SORP business center
Modern building with easyaccess
Proximity to metro, parkingavailable
Exhilarating views ofthe Persian Gulf
New modern eco-friendlyrenovation
Handmade furnituremade of natural materials
Pleasant office neighbors,networking
High-speed WI-FI andcleaning services
Discounts forlong-term contracts
SORP Business Center is an opportunity to start immediately get and use the infrastructure and facilities of a large business at low rental costs. You get a comfortable fully- equipped workspace in the business atmosphere of a prestigious business center with the ability to incorporate and license a company, and renew licenses. You enjoy professional support services from SORP market experts and can call on a wide range of effective solutions for your business in the UAE.
Consulting solutions for tenants ofSORP business center
Choosing the right business licenseand legal entity for fast formation of local and free zone companies
Local partner or agent
Professional nominee service fromSORP Investment LLC with a waiver of rights in Dubai court
Assistance with mandatory annualbusiness license renewal with the relevant registration authorities
Opening bank accounts
Close cooperation with UAE banks,understanding the procedures and assistance in passing their KYC
PRO business support
Representation of interests at stateimmigration authorities and the Ministry of Labor with 24/7 support
Tax and accounting
Accounting, filing tax returns,consultation on tax legislation, international tax optimization
Why do clients choose to rent offices in SORPBusiness Center?
SORP offers comprehensive support for acquired companies and their shareholders: from licensing, maintaining Bank accounts to obtaining the status of a tax resident of the country
Your requirements are unique. That is why we treat every business individually to tailor the right services to achieve your priorities.
15 years of successful work
We have helped thousands of clients acquire, build and develop businesses in the UAE
Assistance in choosing a bank that is suitable for your purposes, support with bank accounts opening and passing KYC procedures (know your customer).
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