Can I Host Client Meetings in My Instant Office Space?
Oct 11, 2023
Instant office spaces are a popular option for businesses of all sizes. They offer several advantages over traditional office spaces, including flexibility, affordability, and convenience.
One common question that business owners have regarding shared office space is whether it’s a good idea to host client meetings in an Instant Office. At Urban Office, the answer is yes. Our 24/7 accessible office spaces afford you the ability to meet with clients and customers on your own terms, in your own private space, with ample amenities.
Benefits of hosting client meetings in your instant office space include:
- Professionalism: Having a dedicated space to meet with clients can project a more professional image than meeting in a coffee shop or at home.
- Convenience: It is often more convenient for clients to meet with you at your office, especially if they are traveling from out of town.
- Control: When you meet with clients in your own space, you have more control over the environment, such as the temperature, lighting, and noise level.
- Privacy: Instant office spaces typically offer private meeting rooms, which can help to ensure confidentiality during your meetings.
- Amenities: Conference rooms are available at all of our locations (except Heights Commons in Houston). These can be used for large or small meetings as long as you have a reservation.
Key Considerations Before Meeting
When hosting client meetings in your instant office space, there are a few things to keep in mind:
- Make sure your space is clean and tidy. Clients will expect your office space to be professional and well-maintained.
- Be aware of any noise restrictions. Other professionals may be using adjoining or nearby offices, so it is important to be mindful of this depending on the type of meeting you’re planning.
- Book your meeting room in advance. This is especially important if you are meeting with a large group of clients. Urban Office conference room reservations are taken on a first-come, first-served basis via our mobile app or member portal.
- Provide your clients with clear directions to your office. Include the address, directions on how to find the building, and parking information.
- Be prepared. Make sure that you have everything you need for your meeting, such as handouts, presentation materials, and refreshments.
Making your Meeting a Success
Here are a few tips for hosting successful client meetings in your instant office space:
- Start and end on time. Clients appreciate it when you respect their time.
- Be prepared to answer questions. Take the time to research your clients' needs and be prepared to answer any questions they may have.
- Be a good listener. Pay attention to what your clients are saying and ask clarifying questions as needed.
- Be positive and enthusiastic. Show your clients that you are excited about working with them.
- Follow up after the meeting. Send your clients a thank-you note and any additional information that they may need.
- Personalize the space. Add a few personal touches to your meeting room, such as a plant or a piece of art. This will help to create a more welcoming environment for your clients.
- Offer refreshments. Providing your clients with coffee, tea, or water is a nice way to show that you care about their comfort.
- Be respectful of your clients' time. If you need to reschedule a meeting, be sure to give your clients as much notice as possible.
- Follow through on your commitments. If you promise your clients something, be sure to deliver on it. This will help to build trust and rapport.
Hosting client meetings in your instant office space can be a great way to project a professional image and provide your clients with a convenient and comfortable place to meet.
If you’re ready to start taking advantage of instant office space Urban Office is ready to help. Providing more than the average coworking space, we offer our members private offices and shared amenities, at top-notch addresses in prime locations. If you would like more information on our all-inclusive membership agreements and our affordable, flexible private office space, contact us through our website or give us a call: in Houston at 832.827.3999, in San Antonio at 210.435.9515, and in Austin at 512.505.0008.