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Are you struggling with sky-high rents? Many savvy entrepreneurs are now turning into a cost-effective way to tackle the conundrum - using a serviced office. Here are some popular FAQs that our clients will usually ask before they pick BRIDGES :

 

1. How Many People Can Your Serviced Office Accommodate?

Our serviced office can accommodate 1 - 6 people, and we can apply flexible arrangement if more working space is needed for more staff, therefore we can fit your need in space even if you are expanding your operations. We have over 100 workstations at our 2 locations - Central Tower, Central and Lippo Centre II, Admiralty, with sea-view, peak-view, city-view and internal unit provided.

 

2. How Convenient Is BRIDGES’ Grade-A Location?

BRIDGES is located in the heart of Hong Kong’s CBD and it takes only 5 minutes from MTR subway to our 2 Centres in Central and Admiralty with direct access. If you are travelling from our Centre to Tsim Sha Tsui, it takes less than 10 minutes; if you are coming from Hong Kong International Airport, you just need 30 minutes’ drive. The convenient prime location saves much of your travelling time and provides you with a prestigious business address to uplift your corporate image.

Certainly, limited office availability and robust demand keep the rent of HK’s CBD like Central the priciest in the world, significantly twice higher than Singapore, hence the entry into this prime district setting up a grade-A office is not easy at all. Especially for start-ups and SMEs, the most efficient and cost-effective way to own an exalted Central address could be getting help from a premier business centre’s serviced office to get started at a generally affordable cost, not to mention the great advantage for users that they don’t need to spend a lot of money on office renovation before moving in. These low barriers to entry into Central are favourable to most entrepreneurs in HK.

 

3. Is It Necessary to Sign a 1 Year Lease?

Not really. We value and strive to take care of our clients’ different needs and so we provide flexible lease terms from 1 day to 1 year for you to select, whereas most grade-A conventional offices require 2 years minimum lease commitment. Moreover, you can opt to upsize or downsize your office within our Centre when needed to fit your business needs in different economic environments, and as the company grows, your team’s diverse workspace demand can also be met by choosing different sizes of internal room for budget control or moving to an open-view unit with more spacious room for the expansion of your team.

With a 1 year lease signed, if you would like to terminate the contract during the year, you can do so by giving us 1 month notice and agreeing to forfeit the 2-months rental deposit. This will give you a very flexible option when you have sudden needs.

 

4. What Does Your Serviced Office Include?

Fully Furnished Instant Office - Contemporary furniture, high speed broadband Internet access, private phone set and direct line for all users are ready in here for your prompt move-in within 24 hours. You just need to plug in your laptop and then you can start to work. Unlike some business centres, we don’t charge extra fees if you bring your own desktop-size printer to the office unit. Actually our trait is the super clear price structure without any hidden costs, thus it’d be easy for our client to manage the cost and control the budget well.

Office Support Services - Professional receptionist services, daily office housekeeping, usage of business lounge and Internet café, complimentary coffee / tea / water, daily newspapers and weekly business magazines are covered in our comprehensive package with management fee and Government rates included. Also, a well-trained administrative team is here to provide dedicated support that you need, on a pay-as-you-use basis.

Communication Services - Trilingual call answering, message taking, prompt call forwarding, free local calls, 24/7 voicemail services with remote retrieval, daily mail and courier handling services are available for you to keep connected with your clients and be able to grab every deal.

Conference Facilities - Deluxe meeting and conference facilities configured to your specifications are on standby to provide you with a top-notch comfortable environment to meet up with your clients and partners, at a privileged 20% off rack rate for our serviced office clients. You may also consider our 50% off Frequent User Package dedicated to frequent meeting room users who constantly require a meeting place close by, for which you can pick any room size at any of our locations when booked. What’s more, you can use our HD video conferencing services too during or after office hours to connect with overseas parties.

 

5. Besides of Office Support, What Is the Strength of Your Total Office Solution?

We have our professional in-house teams offering full spectrum of business solutions to our every serviced office client, taking care of the company’s operation and maintenance duties such as renewing Business Registration License, filing of Annual Return, arranging accounting and audit work, applying for HK working visa or China travel visa, handling payroll and MPF enrollment, and many more. For example, you can come to our front desk easily to let us help you get your China visa with some specific advice, saving a lot of your searching and administration costs. And we will pass your China visa to your room when received from the issuing party.

Hence, starting your business with a professional and one-stop-shop service provider like us, all your corporate compliance needs can be discreetly managed and it will help you stay focus on your business development and enhancement. All you need to do is to leave these essential but distressing functions to us and save yourself from the hassles.

 

6. If I Only Need a Workspace for Hours Occasionally, What Else Can I Choose?

You can pick our hot desk package which could be more cost-efficient for start-ups by allowing you to use our private but decent workstation on an hourly basis per month. We provide different package plans varied from 15 - 40 hours of monthly usage for your selection, fully equipped with wireless Internet access and private phone, while all local calls and coffee / tea are free of charge.

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