Picking The Right Office Space For Your Business
Choosing Your New Office Space
When looking for new office space for your company you must have a clear and defined understanding of your business requirements. By understanding your business requirements you can avoid issues like paying too much rent, out growing your office space and picking the wrong location. Without sufficient planning and organisation your office relocation can end up being disastrous.
To avoid mistakes and future issues, evaluate the following points before you begin your office space search:
Calculate how much office space you will need. Pay into account meeting rooms, social areas, reception area and private offices. Determine whether you will also require extra space for business growth. Download the Office Space Calculator to work out how much square footage you will require for your new office space.
Most companies are more than aware of your financial situation so make sure you have the funds to rent for the duration of your new lease. Consider that your rent may also go up during your lease. Some office spaces require you to pay business rates, building maintenance and service charges. Before you commit to your new lease make sure you calculate for every eventuality.
The location of you new office space is an important factor when picking the right premises. Make sure that your new office space is accessible for your customers and workforce. Being close to public amenities and public transport will increase your company’s image.
Facilities and Extras
Determine the facilities and extras that your business requires to function effectively. For example you’re your new office space accommodate wifi? Do you have enough parking spaces for your workforce and clients? Does your office space come with storage should you need it?
Download the Office Space Checklist to help you work out the requirements for your new office space. When in doubt speak to a local Property Agent to assist you in your office search.
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