When you run your own small business, you will eventually be faced with the task of finding commercial space for rent. Regardless of what city you operate your business from, there are a few common questions to ask yourself as you evaluate your professional needs and what an ideal space looks like for your business. Here are a few questions to consider as you start this process, as suggested in the article “The Secret of Looking for Commercial Office Space”:
- What kind of space do I need? First consider the general question of what kind of space your business needs. Do you need an office suite, or is it important for you to have a storefront? This will be the first step in narrowing down what you’re looking for.
- How much money can I spend on a space? Next it is important to determine your budget. Not only will this prevent you from wasting time looking at spaces you can’t afford, but it will also ensure that you don’t get too attached to a space before realizing that it is out of your price range.
- What extras do I need? Is it important that this space has foot traffic? Do you know that you need a conference room, or at least two private offices? Make sure to determine the things that your business absolutely needs, so that you can work with a commercial real estate agent who can weed out unsuitable options based on your preferences. Obviously it is important to be flexible on somethings, but know the bottom line necessities your business can’t do without.
Consider these questions as you begin the search for an office space!