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How Companies Now Have Office Space Leverage

Covid has exposed the age-old corporate mantra that employees all need to be captive in one office space. With home offices, CEOs and employees are both seeing the benefit of eliminating needless commutes and also reducing the costs associated with leasing office space.

However, as people become more adapted to the Covid environment not everyone will continue to work from home. Consider that many do not live in a 4,000 square foot home and others want to have the social advantages of a work place.

For employers, there is a larger philosophical question — why sign a long term lease for office space when the business environment is changing so rapidly each year? Let’s take it a step further and consider why companies spend so much time focusing on office space and all the necessary amenities when that is outside their core business.

Companies now can turn to LocalWorks for both dedicated headquarter space as well as individual offices close to each of their employees homes.

How can companies find the right mix? LocalWorks.us provides two solutions that provide flexibility and cost savings over traditional office space leases:

Concierge — Our space-as-a-service platform is a one stop shop for every company’s office needs. In addition to finding the dedicated space you need based a set of criteria provided by the company (individual offices, desks, reception area, kitchen, geographic location, parking, etc.), LocalWorks also will procure and manage any necessary amenities (internet, coffee, water, utilities, cleaning, furniture, tech, etc.).

Shared Office Space — With 12 locations across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic, LocalWorks can offer employees safe, secure, productive and furnished private offices by the month or longer. Locations in Massachusetts include Beverly, Salem, Lawrence (2) and Wellesley. Two New Hampshire spaces in Portsmouth and Rochester and new locations in Alexandria, Virginia and Bethesda, Maryland as of November 1, 2020.

If you operate a small company or mid-sized business, contact LocalWorks today for a free consultation based on your company’s current and future office needs.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a membership fee?

LocalWorks uses the term "membership fee" to refer to the fee that you pay in order to use the LocalWorks location and office. We do not use the term “rent” as there is no lease and members are not considered tenants.

What is included in the membership fee?

Your office space, wifi, utilities, and a desk/chair in your office is included.

How do I book a tour?

Choose your location on the website, select “Schedule a Tour” and choose a day and time that works best for you.

Do I need business insurance?

Yes. You should have business insurance to cover you in case of unforseen circumstances. Get insurance in minutes (and save 25%) here.

Will there be someone on the tour with me?

No, tours are self guided. You will have a LocalWorks concierge on the phone with you to answer any questions, help you select your office, and get signed up as a member. 

How will I be able to access the building on the self guided tour?

Once you arrive at the location for the tour, you will call the number in your confirmation email to receive a code to get in or approval to enter the building.

The office comes furnished, but am I allowed to bring my own furniture?

Upon request, you can remove our furniture and use your own.

Is there someone from LocalWorks on site daily?

Each location has an operations manager that will stop by weekly to make sure everything is running smoothly. We have a full support team available by phone, email or chat every day during business hours.

How will I be billed?

Your initial payment will consist of your first month's membership fee, security deposit, and setup fee. After that you will be charged on the first day of each month for that month's membership fee. You are required to keep a valid payment method on file, and late fees will accrue when payments fail. See our Terms for details.

How can I cancel my membership?

Simply email [email protected]. 30-day notice is required and you are responsible for your membership fee for the 30-day period following your notice.

Are conference rooms available to use?

Many of our locations have conference rooms. If available, conference rooms are booked using our members portal. Ask your LocalWorks sales representative if the location you are considering has a conference room.