Choosing the right office space for your business involves a lot of decision making. You must be well prepared for any site inspection if you want to select the optimal location for your business. Remember these tips the next time you need to visit a corporate building!
1. Office Space and Equipment
You need to plan for the space and infrastructure that your business will need based on how much it grows. You should avoid offices that are either small or too large.
Make sure the office you choose has enough space for your desk, chairs, filing cabinets and other necessary items, as well as enough electrical outlets and connections for your needs. It’s best to find a place that already has a layout that suits your needs.
Try to visualize how each member of your team will fit into the office environment. Do your best to arrive with the necessary equipment. Make sure there is enough space for all the desks and other furniture your staff will need by bringing a tape measure. Assess the parking lot and all other rooms such as the reception area, break room, conference room and restrooms to best accommodate your staff and clients.
2. Location and accessibility
Do you know how easy it is to get to the office? You need to choose a location that is easily accessible to customers and employees. The quality of consumers you attract, your operational costs, and the success of your business can all be greatly affected by where you choose to locate.
Can employees, customers and potential customers get there without any problems? Is it, for example, tucked away in a neighborhood with rundown one-way streets or located near a major thoroughfare? What security measures are in place? Is the building wheelchair accessible? Can your staff use the building’s amenities? Is there, for example, adequate parking for your staff? You should consider all of these factors, as well as the character of your business.
3. Unexpected expenses
What is included in the lease and what is not? Is it a gross lease with no hidden costs? It is essential to verify whether or not the lease covers incidental expenses such as utilities, cleaning, maintenance and repairs, insurance, moving expenses, heating, ventilation and air conditioning, etc.
4. Availability of necessary office facilities
Organizations have different needs for technology facilities and, therefore, workplaces offer a wide range of solutions. Postal services, Internet access and other computer equipment are included in some offices. You can add these services to your bundle or choose to do so at an additional cost. Ensuring the availability of resources needed to run your business is a top priority.
The reliability and consistency of the service provided should also be examined. After all, an inconsistent service is useless. If you want to get the best value for your money, you need to follow our advice.