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Comparing Coworking Spaces in Thailand

February 05, 2016 | Sharon Cheong

If you're a new business owner in Thailand, then you're probably eager to get your business going and start bringing in some cash. Thailand provides access to all the resources that business owners and new startups need. Each year, hundreds or even thousands come to this region of the world looking for success. One of the big obstacles that can really hinder this dream is start-up capital. No matter how great an idea you have, you probably only have a limited amount of money to get your business up and running. This is the crux of the problem with many businesses across the region. 

When you only have a limited amount of money to get going on your new business idea, then why waste cash on leasing your own office space, buying equipment and fixtures, and hiring new employees? A much better solution is co-working spaces. These are ready-to-go office spaces located in popular areas of the city. Most, but not all, will come equipped with nice furnishings and communication systems. For companies that require a prestigious office address, a few co-working spaces can provide that, especially if you work with reputable co-working space providers. 

Tips for Success 

When you're ready to go out looking around the area for a good co-working space, be sure to take along a pen and paper so you can make notes about the various features, amenities, prices and pros and cons. You might also make a list of questions to ask at each place where you stop. There are often amenities that are more important to some people than others. For instance, you might need reliable Internet service and dedicated receptionist who is bilingual. Don't just assume that all co-working spaces offer these things. 

Pros and Cons 

Some places offer the services of a skilled team of workers who can handle things like IT support, HR support and others. You may also need a boardroom or meeting room where you can sit down with important clients or investors. This is another feature that some co-working spaces don't offer. Video communications have also become essential for entrepreneurs these days. A final concern for many is whether or not you'll have to sign a long-term contract. Some owners of co-working spaces will want large deposits at the beginning of your relationship, as well as a signed commitment for one to two years. 

Long-term Contracts 

Most business owners agree that it's best not to get locked into long-term contracts. Your business could start growing and your needs might change within just a year or so. Being locked into a long term contract could prevent you from moving forward in the direction you need to. Often these places allow you to come and tour the facility and this is a good idea because you can see firsthand what type of operation it is. Make a mental note of your surroundings. Does the furniture and equipment seem new or worn out? Do the people seem knowledgeable and helpful? The answers to these questions can help you make the right decision about choosing your co-working space in Thailand. 

Exclusive Services, Skilled People 

Though co-working spaces can meet the needs of many new start-up companies, these types of places are often overcrowded, busy and the rule is first come, first served. A better solution for some businesses is to choose virtual office space. Servcorp Serviced Offices give you more features and amenities for your money. You can count on getting deluxe furnishings and the latest technology in communications and Internet systems. There are trained employees available to help when you need them. And you won't get locked into a long contract. You can pay month-to-month and this can be done online for your convenience. Servcorp has been serving businesses all over the world for many years with premier virtual office space. Please call +66 2 231 8100 if you'd like a free quote on any of our services.