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Setting up Office in India – Here is what to look out for

Nitin Namdeo
 


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While setting up a business in another country can be a lengthy and tedious affair, finding an office to meet your requirements need not be so. In fact, a comfortable and spacious office is the first thing you need while setting up operations in India.

Several flourishing business centre offer a host of convenient options for MNCs looking for office spaces in New Delhi. Serviced offices at these business centre’s are one of the most cost-effective and convenient choices, as they provide all the facilities that a full-service office requires.

An office that is both resourceful and professional will make a great impression and give your business a head start. At a new location, shortlisting a fully serviced office space to match your specific corporate requirements can be tricky, especially if you do not know what to look for.

Here are a few points to keep in mind:

Location

The location of your office plays a critical role when commencing business in a new country. New Delhi with its vibrant cosmopolitanism and commercial demeanor is an ideal city to set up an office.

For instance, an office at Connaught Place in New Delhi makes you a neighbor to you several other prominent business establishments and MNCs. It is a major commercial hub that offers:

● Ease of commute

● Prominence of location

● Accommodation

● Hotels, restaurants and recreation facilities

● Parking facilities

● Other amenities like banks, hospitals, etc.

Executive Offices

An ideal serviced office allows you to choose from several spaces of varying sizes and décors, as per your requirements. Be flexible about laying out furniture and fixtures, and ambience should match your specific operational and organizational objectives, thus giving you a feeling of being at your own office instead of sitting at a shared space.

The beauty of serviced offices also stems from its flexibility in terms of scaling up. Based on your requirements, you might hire a single or small serviced office to start with. Thereafter as your team size increases, you can quickly hire more offices or move into a bigger office, this will help you manage your cash flow better.

The size of the office is also critical. Carefully evaluate the number of people you wish to accommodate in your new serviced office. While it is important to opt for a spacious office, you can always hire a fully furnished meeting room for your specific requirements. Check whether your furnished office provides the infrastructure to host meetings, conferences, seminars and get-togethers.

Flexibility of Lease

A new business setup often works under a lot of uncertainty. That is what makes a serviced office an ideal place to start operating out of. This is because these spaces offer you a lot of flexibility in terms of lease. Unlike a rented office, a serviced office does not expect a long-term commitment for occupancy, allowing you to remain agile and flexible.

Technology

In a dynamic business environment, you need a state-of-the-art and well-equipped office. Facilities such as audio/ video conferencing facilities, Wi-Fi connectivity, a projector, printing, photocopying, etc. are the bare minimum requirements.

Docks for LAN connections, with the ability to connect to your head offices, dedicated space to host servers and routers along with quality voice solution, aid overseas communication. Hi-speed internet connections, dedicated lease lines, IP phone.

Your Hospitality partner

When you start a new office at a new location, you will invariably have guests and business visitors. An ideal serviced office should also double up as your hospitality partner, providing you access to excellent services for meals, refreshments, recreation and even catering services for seminars, conferences and conventions you might arrange.

Choice of a Training Room

A state-of-the-art training or meeting room is almost a standard requirement that most MNCs have. When setting up operations in a new location, one can expect a flurry of client meetings, training sessions and conferences that require a fully equipped training room with excellent audio and video facilities.

Before making a choice

● Fix up a meeting and take time out to visit the serviced office you plan to move into

● Make enquiries with other companies who have occupied those office spaces earlier

● Take a virtual tour of business centre office space and meeting rooms if available on their website

● Inspect the premises for the value added services they provide and evaluate their relevance for your requirements

● Check for any hidden costs, like set up fees, membership fees, any changes when you leave the office etc.

Avanta brings to you excellent furnished offices/ Virtual offices at Connaught Place, right in the heart of New Delhi. It is a sprawling commercial complex with stunningly spacious offices. This facility holds a great strategic advantage due to its location and splendid infrastructure that is ideal your business. Fix up a meeting to know more.

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