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Ideas for filling offices

Discussion in 'Property Management' started by Jayfo, 3rd Nov, 2015.

  1. Jayfo

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    Renting a larger space than currently needed on a long lease. What would be innovative ways to recoup some of the rent & share the space? Owner happy for us to sublet. Have been looking for additional sole practitioners and haven't found anyone yet. Maybe we are going about this the wrong way? Looking for new ideas and suggestions. Creative business people will have far more experience than us as we are new to private practice.
     
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    List space on gumtree or with a commercial agent to offer a semi serviced or serviced office space. Short or no lease terms can get people out of working from home
     
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    Thanks DaveM, listed on Gumtree for free and paid ads and did not get any genuine interest. But will try again.
     
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    Where is it? "hot desk "spaces are becoming popular. I know my comedian mate used them. Couldnt work from home with kids so would go to a desk and plug in the lap top to power and internet /wifi and work away.
    Also use an office as meeting rooms for hire
     
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    Thank you bob shovel. Great suggestions!
     
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    Will write an ad for that today!
     
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    Just drop some hipsterisms in the ad, include some exotic single origin coffee in the deal, with all the twists of lemon and sprigs of ginger you can drink.
     
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    Hipsters thin on the ground on the Peninsular but I could write creative copy in my sleep!
     
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    Where would you advertise?
     
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    Probably write it with a really expensive pencil on a single piece of home made paper, tape it to a tree in the middle of the forest...
    ...or just the local ****** bar [something dangerous]+[a weakling animal] eg. Nitroglycerin Spaniel.
     
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    In what profession?
    E.g. If you were medical I'd try and get others also new/starting out trying to build an initial client base who are in relevant professions, i.e. those you'd write referrals too, could be as broad as chiro/physio's, ear/nose/throat, sleep apnea, mental/depression specialists etc.

    My Dr started out like this 25 odd yrs ago, he and the others now own the largest specialist medical center in town.

    If an accountant, they recommend lawyers, settlement agent etc (visa-versa)

    As for advertising, Uni's, colleges etc have notice boards
     
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    Great ideas thanks WestOz! I am a mental health professional and provide counselling and consultancy services. Lots of my referrals come from medical professionals and other counsellors with varied client base. Have been using these sources for ads so far.
     
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    Then maybe allied health (whatever you don't see as competition) including naturopoth, natural gp, pyschologist/psychiatrist, nutritionist, physio/chyro, whoever could be serving or tolerate a similar but maybe eclectic mix of clientele
     
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    Thank you BuyersAgent, yes I have been looking for other allied health professionals all along. Finding them is the problem. Now I am happy to have any kinds of professionals share the space, but again finding interested parties is my challenge. My marketing support is now looking into other ideas. But I am still open to suggestions from business people and investors.