There’s no reason why starting a business has to be a huge, scary venture any more. Co-working office spaces with meeting rooms, admin services and plenty of à la carte options can provide cheaper office space, therefore cutting overheads and responsibilities. Work life has changed dramatically over the years and you no longer have to face the major costs of full-time staff with bums on seats and huge office space expenses. Whether you’re a one-man band, a small startup or you have headquarters in other countries but need to do business in Singapore, there are plenty of options that can keep your costs down. They’ll also give you flexibility and the opportunity to meet like-minded people!
ClubCo caters to people who need to host meetings, events and networking lunches as a part of their business. This co-working space is one of the few to offer food and beverage as part of the package. Members are given credits to dine at in-house restaurant and bar Club Meatballs, whether it’s for a networking meeting, event or casual meal with friends and family. Besides dedicated workstations and a meeting pod, there’s a boardroom that works well for larger groups and presentations. As a member, you’ll have access to monthly fun and helpful events including social nights and business events such as coaching and mentoring. The co-working space has also partnered with Accelerating Asia, a programme supporting seed-stage startups, where they’ll be given office space in ClubCo’s new 4,000-square-feet space.
Choose from four packages, ranging from $50 a day for drop-ins, to a collaborative space for $500 a month, or up to $1,500 a month for a dedicated workstation with locker, Wi-Fi and access to the meeting pod and boardroom. Membership fees are credit to spend on food and beverage purchases at Club Meatballs and the ClubCo Café, which makes the office space, effectively, free.
Keen on a one-stop spot to pick out a workspace? GorillaSpace is a handy online platform that offers a comprehensive selection of some of the best co-working and serviced offices in town. You’ll be able to view and compare more than 160 different spaces and find out important details such as size, location, price, opening hours and amenities. Some offices on the site offer great benefits including free parking, daycare, pool and gym access, and even lunchtime yoga sessions. You’ll also be able to view immersive 360-degree panoramas, HD videos and high-resolution photos of the spaces. Plus, you can easily book visits to short-listed spaces, and directly message the workspace administrators in real-time if you have any queries. If you’re overseas or too busy to make a visit, you can even arrange for a virtual tour!
If you book a workspace on the platform, enjoy up to 20% cashback on your lease. GorillaMatch also offers a personalised search for those who know their workspace requirements. Just fill in the details such as size, length of lease and even proximity to specific MRT stations and have access to a list of the most relevant spaces with accurate real-time quotes.
Located in the CBD, JSE Offices is walking distance to various MRT stations, serviced apartments, banks and food outlets. Choose to recent a private office, virtual office, desk or meeting rooms. Besides 24/7 access and free high-speed Wi-Fi, you’ll be able to use copier and scanning facilities and there’ll be in-house staff on hand to assist you and your clients. They also offer corporate, accounting, corporate taxation and payroll services. The fully furnished offices feature ergonomic height-adjustable office tables and high-tech door access. If you’ve got little ones, there’s a nursing room and kids’ playroom equipped with CCTV surveillance – plus, two preschools in the building.
Private office rental starts from $300 per person, dedicated desk rental goes for $18 per day and virtual office rental costs $25 per month. Meeting room usage is priced at $40 per hour. Rental of private offices is flexible, from a half-day or daily basis to monthly or yearly.
Catering to startups and large corporates, JustCo’s co-working space offers hot-desking areas and private office suites. With 15 locations across the island and close to 30 centres in Asia, members enjoy local and regional access to all JustCo centres. The spaces are well-equipped with meeting rooms, event spaces and other amenities including in-house cafés, well-stocked pantries, quiet pods, mother’s rooms and games corners. JustCo at Marina Square also has product showcase areas where members can display and share their products with other members and businesses.
Special offer: Quote “JustCo x Expat Living” and enjoy a complimentary one-week hot-desking trial at selected JustCo Singapore centres (until March 2019).
Hot desk rental starts from $398 a month for unlimited use. For a personal reserved workspace and desk, it goes at $750 a month. An exclusive studio space will cost $800 a month. Or, for a desk once a month, rental goes at $90 a month.