Choosing a suitable location is a critical component of setting up your small business in its first official office space. Your location has a major impact on your business, so it is important to carefully consider several factors and work with a commercial real estate agent who knows the area when you are choosing an office space. Here are a few suggestions for points to think about when deciding on an office rental property, as suggested in the article “How to Find & Lease Office Space”:
#1 Choose a location based on your needs.
If you are a legal firm, for example, and you know that you will be regularly visiting the city’s courthouse, finding a space near the courthouse could be a huge time saver for you. Think about what your business needs and the places you will need access to—you might get lucky and find a great space in a convenient area.
#2 Consider the commute.
Think about the employees you have or the workforce you want to draw from when you choose your location. It is important to find a location that is relatively close to them if you want to satisfy and keep those employees. Sometimes it is impossible to please everybody, but if you have a more central or convenient option, this might be a big bonus for both your employees and your clients/customers. Another thing to think about is whether the space is near a major highway or public transportation. Whether highways or public transport is more of a priority depends on your kind of business, the accessibility of public transport in your city, and the availability of parking spaces.
#3 Locate in a good environment.
Another thing to consider is whether the businesses in the area are compatible with your business. Some good things to have nearby are restaurants, cafes, or fitness centers where your employees can get away for a little while during lunch. Proximity to these kinds of businesses means that your employees won’t feel rushed and stressed during their lunch breaks.
Location is hugely important to small businesses, not only for attracting clients, but also for taking care of your business’s and employees’ needs.
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