PivotDesk: creatively reducing your overhead
The cost of maintaining an office can be overwhelming, particularly if you are just getting started. Finding a space, furnishing it, buying and connecting all the technology you need to be fully operational, and then staffing, can bust your budget before you ever get off the ground, but one company is offering a more economical alternative.
PivotDesk matches companies together to share their office space while providing tools such as payment processing and collaboration to support the newly forged relationships. If you have an office space you would like to share you will simply create a post on the PivotDesk site, detailing how many people you have space for and what you want to charge each person, each month.
When someone answers your posting, you can arrange a tour and get to know each other better. If you decide the candidate is a good fit, you can issue an invitation for them to move in. Payments are processed monthly and either party can terminate the agreement by giving 30 days notice.
Finding a good fit
If you are in search of an office space, PivotDesk is a good place to start, particularly if you are a startup company with limited funds; PivotDesk can save you time and money because you can use the host company’s resources: desks, chairs, internet access, and more, to get you up and running even faster.
To begin, search available office space postings on PivotDesk and find a space that is a good fit for you and your team. Then, contact the host company with any questions and arrange a meeting. If all goes well, you should receive an official invitation to move in to the new office space. Once you receive it, you can complete booking through the site, enter payment information and move in.
Saving time and money
David Mandell, CEO of PivotDesk says he often sees too many people spending too much time looking for office space and haggling over a deal, when this time could be better spent focusing on their product or ideas. “Commercial real estate typically forces you into a three- to five-year lease, but a startup doesn’t know how big it will be in three months, let alone three years [PivotDesk] takes the risk out of a lease by giving a company that signed one the opportunity to gain revenue from any excess space, and then take it back when it needs to expand.”
Further, we like the idea of matching complimentary companies together not just for saving money, but to get them closer together, so consider what types of companies you would benefit from and vice versa, should you be in the same office space.
This all sounds like a win/win situation. The only problem: PivotDesk has limited availability in some areas (for now, we hope).