I'm asking for AW valuable insights again!
I'm driving myself mad working from home and really need a separate dedicated space for business. After having some major client losses due to COVID things are starting to pick up and referrals are trickling in which is super exciting for me. I had an office when working with another accountant and I was surprised at how this drew in the bigger clients, I even had a few that said having an office was a prerequisite for them when choosing an accountant. Did anyone else find this or experience an uplift in new leads/clients when moving to an office?
One option is an office above a shop on a busy high street, a ground floor unit is out of the question as they cost around £50k per year, plus service charges and business rates. The other option is an office in a 30 unit commercial centre on the outskirts of the same town, the centre is offices only and has many professional services businesses, including an accountant. Office costs are approximately the same for these two options, around £1k per month including service charges and the offices are around 500sqft.
There is a serviced office centre near by too but I'm not really interested in that, the costs are high too!
PS. a poll option would be great