Co-Working & Serviced Offices

Key Differences Between a Serviced Office and Co-working Office

As your business begins to expand, you’ll no doubt consider moving into a commercial premises to run it from. But with so many choices out there, it’s important to know what your options are and which one could be the best for your business.

Some businesses or entrepreneurs are suited to co-working for example while others would be more at home in a serviced office. Read on to discover the difference between the two to help you determine which one is for you.


The Similarities

Firstly, let’s take a look at the similarities – yes, there are some! Formerly used to be known as Hotdesking, Coworking is nothing new now actually, and has only continued to grow in recent years, but so have serviced offices!


Both co-working and serviced offices provide a wealth of amenities, often including (but not limited to):

  • Wi-Fi and connectivity with high-speed data.
  • Phone, postal and secretarial services.
  • Bookable meeting rooms, giving you space to invite your clients to.
  • Access to tea and coffee making facilities as well as snacks or a communal kitchen.
  • On-site parking (in some cases – this may not be available in busier cities).
  • A reception area to greet your visitors.
  • An on-site bathroom.
  • And more!

Before looking into any form of commercial premises, take note of what you’d like to be able to access as you work. That way, you’ll be able to narrow down your choices and find one that meets your needs.



So, how are they different?

Here’s how the two differ, and the things you need to consider when making your decision.

In a co-working space, you’ll be surrounded by other workers at all times, creating a busier, louder environment. If you’re the type who needs concentration and quiet to be productive, this may not be the best decision for you.


Co-working offices provide less space per person. This isn’t too much of an issue if you’re just working on a computer, but anything more and you may decide to look for a serviced office with more space to navigate.


In a co-working space, you won’t be able to customize your area to reflect your company branding, for example with signage. In most serviced offices, your space is yours to make your own. This can look even more professional should a client need to stop by.


After weighing up your options, it’s time to consider which could be the right choice for you.


If you’ve decided a serviced office is what you need, consider getting in touch with AsiaServicedOffices. We’ll be able to show you a wide variety of serviced office spaces in many of the Asia Pacific region’s hottest spots for business including Hong Kong, Tokyo, Dubai, Singapore, and Shanghai.


Call or email us today for more information on how you and your business could set up a base camp in one of the top locations for offices in Asia Pacific.