Finding Your Business the Perfect Office Space
Whether you’re a big, medium or small business, a space for you to work is an absolute necessity. It’s a space for your business to grow and thrive, and there are so many things to consider to find YOUR perfect place.
Your office can help with your employees professional and personal development, and it needs to be a secure and safe space for you to conduct business.
If you’re still small and just starting up, you may be working from home and not too concerned about looking into commercial real estate just yet.
However, finding the right space can take a long time, so it doesn’t hurt to start planning and thinking about this decision early.
Here are some things you should keep in mind when you are searching for that perfect home for your business!
Does it help facilitate collaboration?
One of the wonderful benefits of working in an office is that it’s incredibly easy to work with other people when they’re right next to each other.
You don’t have to worry about scheduling zoom calls or meetings, especially if it’s just for small and quick queries.
However, if your office space isn’t set up right, or its layout is poor, it can actually have a detrimental effect on your productivity and collaboration.
Things such as the amount of natural light can have a massive impact on employee morale and mood, so it’s definitely something that you will want to take into consideration when making your decision.
You will want to make sure that you pick a space that is going to help you facilitate collaboration between your staff. You will most likely need a fit out, as well as some interior decorating to make sure that things are set up properly for optimal productivity, efficiency and collaboration.
Does it suit what you need to accomplish?
While a fitout can be a great way to modify and renovate a space to suit your needs, if you aren’t wanting to spend a heap of extra money on your office space, it may be more beneficial to find a commercial property that is already close to what you need.
Take into account whether it has a suitable amount of offices and spaces for employees to work. You don’t want staff to be too cramped together, or uncomfortable in their working space.
You may also want to assess whether it has a suitable amount of meeting rooms and spaces for other types of work that your business may conduct. Otherwise, you may end up having to spend extra money to get the space you need through additional renovations.
Does it represent your business?
While you may not want to attach your brand image to one particular office space, your working space will inevitably be a physical representation of who you are and what you do. It can show to customers and clients what your values and ethos is, just by looking at it.
You don’t want to get a space that doesn’t properly represent you, as this can have a negative effect on your brand image. Your office space should help foster trust and positivity for both employees and customers alike.
It’s a space for your company to show who they are, and for you to help enhance your brand reputation.
Is it in your business budget?
Countless times businesses have over invested in their office space and chosen one that is just out of their budget.
We understand that it’s important to have a space that is perfect for your company, but there’s no point in leasing an office that is out of your budget if it means you won’t be able to operate for much longer.
We know how beneficial and amazing the right commercial office can be for your business, which is why at Englander Principal, we are dedicated to helping you get the best lease agreement possible.
With our expert negotiation services, we have helped our clients save thousands of dollars on their commercial leases through half-price rent, rent-reductions and rent free periods.
We work on a No Win, No Fee basis, and are passionate about helping businesses free up their cash flow so that they can continue to grow and expand.
Want to learn more about how we can help you? Contact us today!