Whether you are a small startup hoping to gain a foothold or an experienced business looking to expand your operation, shared office spaces can provide you with the ideal working environment.
"The idea is quickly becoming the norm," said Karen Hourtovenko, owner and operator of High Rise Group, which offers an executive professional atmosphere in a unique co-working environment.
Shared office spaces offer many benefits, among them a low overhead, an existing IT infrastructure and the flexibility of a short lease.
To that end, High Rise Group offers day office use, monthly office use, conference room rentals, as well as a concierge service complete with call answering, client greeting, and handling of forms, mail and courier services, to name a few.
Conference rooms can accommodate up to 25 people and are equipped with projection systems, networking for intercoms, technical support, as well as live streaming capabilities to offsite venues.
Other amenities at High Rise Group includes high-speed WiFi, air conditioning/heating, free parking, events and workshops and 24-hour member access.
Catering services are also available, and High Rise Group has a shared kitchen space where members can eat and mingle, because conversing with like-minded people who know the trials and tribulations of entrepreneurship is one of the added benefits of shared office spaces.
And, you pay only for the space you use, when you use it, with no need to commit to the financial investment of a permanent office space.
It's perfect for the at-home entrepreneur looking to upgrade, or on the other end of the spectrum, entrepreneurs looking to downsize, Hourtovenko said.