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How to rent desk space
Are you an individual or a small startup looking to get out of the house, or a small to medium business with a bit of spare room in your office? Either way, desk space rental can be a fantastic way to kick start your business aspirations, or make back a few pounds from that wasted office space.
The idea of deskspace rental came to prominence at the peak of the recession. Downsizing companies suddenly found themselves with unused desk spaces, while many who were made redundant began to work from home for themselves. But home working has many distractions, which can hit productivity, so what to do? A great option is to rent a desk (or several, as you expand) in an office.
Office Genie (Desk Space Genie back then) was the first website dedicated to offering you the opportunity to rent desk space and is still the most popular by far. So what's it all about?
Creating a shared office
If you do have some spare desk space, it can be easy and profitable to rent out a desk or two. It works as a kind of homemade serviced office - you offer a desk and chair to rent alongside extras you decide on such as broadband access and meeting room/kitchen facilities. In return you get some fresh faces in the office, as well as some welcome extra income.
Deskers, as they are known, can bring a lot to the party. A co-working environment can see you benefit from an improved creative atmosphere, as fellow entrepreneurs can really help give your office a buzz. And who knows, maybe they will have skills and ideas your company can utilise?
However, this kind of office share isn’t for everyone. You need to understand that your own property, both intellectual and physical, could be in danger. Of course you’ll have insurance, and this kind of incident is very rare, but can you afford the risk?
Who is renting deskspace?
Office desk rental schemes tend to be used by small start-ups and individual freelancers. The most common professions looking for desk space for rent tend to be journalists, web designers, coders, translators and architects - people who spend a lot of time on a computer, but who also need the flexibility desk rental provides.
Many people simply don’t enjoy working from home and even if you do, you may feel it’s having a negative effect on your work-life balance. And in some situations it just isn’t practical, if you have children or other family members demanding attention - even the dog!
A shared office can also give you a co-working environment where you can bounce your ideas off other like-minded individuals. Who knows, you may even pick up some work, find a solution to your small business’s problems, or simply make some new friends.
Getting, or renting out, the desk space you need
Through Office Genie, advertising or finding a desk for rent couldn’t be easier. Advertisers should click on the ‘more information’ link at the top of the page to find out how you can get your deskspace listed in no time.
Potential deskers can simply search at the top of the page by location, amount of desks to rent and cost you’re willing to pay. You’ll also note you can choose to search to search a variety of different office types, depending on your requirements.
A serviced office may be a little more expensive than a shared office, but can add little luxuries such as a reception, post and IT support. But however you choose to rent a desk, you should be up and running in no time.