For businesses of all sizes, your office is a statement to both your customers and your competitors, and whether you are choosing your first or 31st office space, the quest doesn’t appear to be any easier! The specialists at Forsyth office space share their top tips on finding a fitting premises for your company, so you can make the right impression to your wider market.
It’s all about location
Bagging the right location for your business premises is essential, especially if you regularly have visiting customers and clients. Your new office has to be in a prime location for both staff members and visitors, as premises located beyond the reach of public transport may be difficult to get to.
Whether you are looking for a city centre, town or even village location consider the pros and cons for your wider business, not just for your budget. Take a closer look at the amenities offered by public transport, traffic patterns at peak times and long-term closures by road and rail, as well as the reputation of your desired area.
Make your budget work for you
Your budget will be a major factor in your search, and whatever amount you are looking to spend on office rental, it is important to get the best value for money. Determine exactly how much you can afford without breaking the bank, and explore a variety of office spaces within and below your budget and what factors will boost or cut costs.
Renting an office space that you can grow into as a business will provide a better financial solution long –term, in comparison to renting a smaller space and having to move each year.
Think about how you see your business developing over the next 5 to 10 years, and look at office spaces that correspond with your plans. However, don’t make the mistake of renting an office that is ten times bigger than you need, instead talk to your agent or landlord about the possibility of expansion and whether they have the facilities to grow with you.
Analyse every last detail
The office space itself and its facilities should be considered carefully before you sign on the dotted line. Think about everything, from access, security, views, parking, storage services, lifts and permissions to building condition, fire safety, flood risk, internal acoustics and any long-term refurbishment plans the landlord may have.