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Can I Start an Office?

The decision to start an office may be one of the most complex and unfamiliar decisions that you will have to make. Here we provide some points to consider regarding the process of starting an office and help you make the right decisions that are critical to your success.

Budgeting for Costs of an Office

The most important task that will insure success is to start a budget. Unless you have an unlimited supply of money, the finances required to start an office will be your most limiting resource. A simple spreadsheet that details each one of the sections listed below will help you calculate the total cost of starting your office.

Do I Need An Office or Can I Work at Home?

Running your office at home can save you a lot of money. But there are some questions you need to answer before you make this decision. Do you have the space? Will it disrupt the house or will the house disrupt you? Will customers be visiting? If this doesn’t exactly fit in with your plans why not consider a virtual office, we offer these at Ransom Wood. This gives the availability of an office to hire by the hour and a place for meetings to be held and customers to visit.

Purchase or Lease Your Office Space

If working at home is not right for you and your business and you decide to take office consider whether to purchase or lease. Commercial real estate can be unfamiliar territory, but the task is important. Determining the right amount of office space in the right location will help the business over the long term. Leasing is a great option as if you need to expand or move you have the flexibility to do so without having to rely on the sale of your current property. Here at Ransom Wood we can offer some excellent packages for small businesses who are wishing to get off the ground.

Acquire Essential Office Equipment and Furniture

In addition to furniture, your office will need a variety of office equipment. It is at this point in the project you need to keep your eye on your budget. At Ransom Wood we can offer furniture to hire and can also assist you with your admin needs with our business support service.

Once you’ve made your decisions and feel its time to take the plunge why not give us a call at Ransom Wood on 01623 675304 and speak to us about our virtual offices and start up packages. We offer flexibility as our offices are available in various sizes and specifications to suit your needs.

Ransom Wood is a business park with a difference. We are based in 70 acres of woodland in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire close to transport links and many local amenities including our own on site restaurant Forever Green.

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Google Reviews

  • clair meade


    Brilliant place. Nature. Trees. Bliss.

  • Dirk R De Boer


    The old hospital, now a business centre, lots of parking, great surroundings

  • Sarah Dean


    Beautiful peaceful location. A hidden gem!

  • Derek Scott


    Very busy. All types of business are there

  • Neil Holmes


    A great venue

  • Sarah Beaumont


    This is such a beautiful setting for an office. Lovely & peaceful and the Ransomwood team are excellent! The maintenance team are always around if needed, great internet facilities and a fabulous café onsite too. I would highly recommend this place if you are looking for premises in the area.

  • Susan Pagdin


  • Alan Benton


    Nice place for a business meeting

  • Mick Green


    Mansfield ear wax micro suction. Carl good man. Sorted it

  • 1ndyskies


    I was on a speed awareness course at Ransom Hall, so not the ideal situation. The place however looked lovely. Very tranquil.

  • Ann Revill


    Lovely animals to watch and birds

  • Melvin Crofts


    Lovely place

  • Paul Gillon


    A well maintained business grounds with 100s of offices and a restaurant in the centre. Speed controlled and beautiful woodland surroundings, this place seems to be consistently upgrading.

  • Gareth Childs


    Great park to host a business

  • Dave Watts


    Love this place

  • Maxine Dillon


    We rent an office here and it’s just such a lovely place to drive into everyday

  • Chris Kho


    Still love to walk around. I used to live in the big house at the top of the drive, it was Oak House then and I nursed at Ransom Hospital , Byron Ward which was on the left side of Ransom Hall car park. Oak House used to be Sisters accommodation. I think the main chef lived upstairs when I lived there and just me downstairs mostly. I loved it but had to keep my kitchen door closed because of the squirrels. Loved looking down the drive out of my bedroom and lounge windows, beautiful in Autumn and when it snowed, I worked at Ransom Hospital until it closed in 1987. Wonder why Oak House was later named Ash House? Lovely dining at Forever Green in the grounds whilst I reminisce.

  • Tony Lewis


    Absolutely spot on as regards setting up a virtual office. Really friendly and helpful reception staff, with onsite meeting rooms available if needed. Very pleased.

  • Matthew Sheppard



  • John Redfern


    Good food

  • David Draper


    Great place for taking pets a walk, lovely cafe with meeting rooms.

  • Pete Edwards


    A great place

  • Daryl Statham-waring


    Brilliant place, they have all sorts of businesses there. A cafe, hypnotherapy, hypnopuncture as well many others. Worth a drive up just to see what's there. Furthermore, it's in lovely surroundings.

  • Jo Harris


    Just go there and walk for miles! Beautiful views from strawberry hill too.

  • Philip Merry


    Go experience

  • victoria chandler


    Great place,hidden away

  • T Butler


    Set in beautiful woodland.. a very relaxing place to work.

  • Bec Ward


    Very tranquil here, feel at real ease could get lost in my own thoughts

  • S Curran


    Lots of meeting rooms. Follow signes not sat nav to find entrence as its moved. Plenty of parking.

  • Andy long


    Nice business offices and restaurant

  • Robert West


    Love it. Great setting, and reasonable rents.

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