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Ever wish you had real office space for just a day or 30? Just imagine how many people wish they could escape the home office, even if it was only for a short period of time. Oficio, a new office rental space in Boston, hopes to tap into those people and give them the perfect place to escape. Could you use a service like this where you live?
Oficio, which opened last month, caters to start-up entrepreneurs who don’t necessarily have the means to commit to a long-term lease. The firm also aims to accommodate people who need office space only occasionally – such as a home-based accountant who wants a more professional-looking place to meet with clients.
Yadollahpour compared an Oficio membership to joining a gym: For a fee, customers can use the office a certain amount of times each month. The cheapest plan, which costs $99, allows you to use the space for up to five days a month, while an unlimited membership goes for $299.
The 2,500-square-foot space, which Yadollahpour designed, has many of the same amenities as a traditional office, such as wireless Internet access, conference rooms and a coffee machine. The owners also contracted with a team of professionals, including an accountant and a lawyer, to provide consulting services for Oficio customers who stay for at least six months.