Affordable serviced offices in Johannesburg are making it easier for startups and entrepreneurial ventures to get off the ground.
This is good news for the growing number of entrepreneurs in the city.
More South Africans are becoming entrepreneurs, especially among the youth. According to the Real State of Entrepreneurship Survey in 2017, over 50% of entrepreneurs are under the age of 35.
Source: Brand South Africa
This is good news, in terms of South Africans finding a solution to high youth unemployment in the country.
It may also be partly because the barriers to doing business are becoming less restrictive. According to the Doing Business in South Africa 2018 report, the ease of doing business in South African cities has improved.
Still, it remains a challenge for entrepreneurs of all ages to come up with sufficient funding to cover costs. That includes the costs associated with setting up and running an office.
What is a serviced office?
Traditional office space is often rented empty and with few, if any, support services.
In contrast, serviced offices are typically furnished and come with access to essential business infrastructure, which is already in place.
For startups and small businesses, serviced offices are a convenient, affordable option.
They save the costs, time and frustration associated with securing, setting up and maintaining a traditional office. Often, they also provide instant access to various business services.
The Workspace’s serviced offices in Johannesburg
The Workspace’s serviced offices in Johannesburg are private, fully furnished offices, ideal for startups and small businesses. They’re available on flexible terms with three, six or 12-month agreements.
Those using our serviced offices have access to:
- office equipment like printers and copiers
- fully equipped meeting rooms and, at an additional rate, boardrooms
- pre-installed phone lines
- free fibre internet and Wi-Fi
- a full, professional reception service, including answering of calls
- weekly cleaning and daily bin emptying
- business services such as laminating and binding
- communal kitchens with complimentary tea and coffee
- comfortable indoor and outdoor relaxing areas
- on-site courier and logistics services.
Some branches also offer on-site storage, cafés serving drinks and light meals and regular networking events.
Our Melrose Arch branch is in one of Johannesburg’s most sought-after commercial areas. It’s also close to Melrose Arch’s award-winning restaurants, outdoor cafes, boutiques and department stores.
This branch offers networking events to all members at no extra cost. These events are ideal for startups and entrepreneurs to make vital new connections in the business world.
Always a boon to businesses in South Africa, the branch also has a backup generator for when load shedding inevitably strikes.
Our serviced offices in Morningside Manor are conveniently close to Sandton’s CBD, on beautiful grounds just off Kelvin Drive.
The branch features a gorgeous outdoor area with a garden for informal meetings or just to take a break and get some fresh air.
Like Melrose Arch, this branch also hosts networking events and has a backup generator as well as free and secure parking for members and visitors.
The Workspace Sunninghill is located close to both Sandton and suburbs of Johannesburg North.
The branch also boasts a communal braai area for socialising after work and networking with other members.
Storage units are also available onsite, as well as backup generator, networking events, secure parking and courier services.
Our Wynberg branch in Sandton is located just off the M1 highway making it easy to find and giving it access to the surrounding Sandton suburbs.
This branch offers an atrium with projector and sound facilities that can be used for conferencing, presentations or training. Catering is also available.
As well as a communal kitchen, this branch also has an onsite canteen that sells beverages and snacks to members and visitors.
This branch is in the heart of Randburg, right on Bram Fischer Drive.
The Randburg branch also has an onsite canteen that provides beverages and light snacks we well as the communal kitchen with tea and coffee.
It can also provide members with storage space if required, and offers networking events and a backup generator.
The Workspace Blackheath is in one of Randburg’s busiest commercial areas, right off Beyers Naude Drive.
Along with all the benefits you would expect from a serviced office, this branch also has a mobile café that serves beverages and snacks.
The branch also offers storage space, networking events, courier services and, for times when the power goes down, a backup generator.