Everything You Need to Know about Temporary Workspaces

Have you ever looked into a temporary workspace for yourself or your business?

Do you own a start-up business and are tired of working in a basement or garage?

Are you an SME who’s worried about competing with larger companies who have the software and communication systems that you don’t?

Are you a multi-national company that only needs space for a short amount of time and doesn’t want to commit to a lengthy lease?

If you’re nodding your head right now, you’re in the right place.

Temporary workspaces have emerged due to changes in how people and businesses do work.

The gig economy is becoming the new norm as traditional workspaces are becoming antiquated.

You’re probably asking, “Why would someone change something that is working?”

Traditional storage models work for companies that have been around for many, many years but as working conditions change workspaces need to adapt.

Here are just a few of the many benefits of a temporary workspace.

The Benefits of a Temporary Workspace:

Whether you’re a freelancer, start-up company, SME, or a multi-national corporation, temporary workspaces provide benefits for each business model.

Here’s what’s included with a temporary workspace.

The Workspace Itself:

  • Conference rooms
  • Personal workspace
  • Breakout rooms — meeting rooms, training rooms, board rooms, presentation rooms
  • Remote offices
  • Shared workspace


  • Business-grade Internet/WiFi
  • IT equipment

Facility Access:

  • Utilities
  • Onsite security
  • Reception area for greeting guests
  • Office cleaning

The flexibility of a temporary workspace is liberating compared to traditional workspaces.

Depending on the workspace, you can rent by the hour or for a longer period of time, like a week or a month.

These commitment-free workspaces allow you to rent the exact type of space you need for as long as you need it.

If you were to go the alternate route of a traditional workspace, you’re likely to run into a variety of headaches like:

  • Long-term leases
  • High utility fees
  • Networking fees
  • Extra space

Here’s how this can benefit your individual business model.


If you’re used to working from home or at the coffee shop, it can be difficult to meet with a client at your house or too loud at the coffee shop.

This is where a temporary workspace is helpful.

A temporary workspace gives you:

  • Different types of rooms for all needs
  • Quiet
  • Hourly rates
  • Networking opportunities

Start-up Companies

As a start-up company, you’re trying to stretch your dollar as far as it’ll possibly go.

You’re looking at low-cost operations, flexibility, and growth opportunities.

A Temporary workspace handles all of those hurdles and allows you to:

  • Increase size of space needed as you grow
  • Low-cost as utilities and Wifi are included
  • Professional image
  • Networking opportunities

Small to Medium Enterprises

Have you been struggling to keep up with the larger companies due to the cost of software and communications?

Temporary workspaces offer a solution for you.

  • Business-grade networking
  • Access to the latest technology
  • Admin support at an additional cost
  • Flexible office space

Multi-national Companies

You’re probably thinking “We have everything set, why would I need temporary workspace?”

Maybe you need to set-up a department quickly for a short time while their office is being renovated. It’s possible that a meeting needs to happen between you and your client because of commute issues.

  • Cost-effective
  • No long-term leases
  • Pay only for the space you need for however long you need it for
  • Networking opportunities

Whether you’re a freelancer, start-up company, SME, or even a multi-national company, a temporary workspace can benefit your business.

It could be for an hour or a year.

Think about that the next time you find yourself tired of being at the loud coffee shop or feel like the only option is to sign a long-term lease for a space that’s too big for what you need.

Your solution could be a temporary workspace.

Just think about it:

  • Flexible rental periods
  • Cost-effective
  • Growth opportunities
  • Different workspaces for different needs
  • Business-grade internet
  • Professional environment

Now, if you’re a business renovating or a construction site that needs a mobile office, Southwest Mobile Storage offers those solutions.

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