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4 Things to Look for When Renting an Office Space

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Unlike other assets that are usually available for rent, such as apartments and cars, the experience of renting an office can be like nothing you have ever experienced before. This is especially the case when you are hiring an office space for the first time. The uncertainties involved, coupled with the gravity of such a business investment, demand that you carefully select the office space to rent, whether you are expanding your business or simply relocating the business premises. To help realize this, a few key factors to scrutinize while in search of an office space include:

 

  • A suitable location

 

The success of a business or company depends heavily on the location of the premises. Thus, as you envision getting an office space for rent, consider the suitable locations from which you can establish your office. Your thought process should be guided by the ease with your employees will get to work. The business premise should be located such that employees find it easy to get to and from work on a daily basis. Secondly, your office space should be located such that customers can make it to the place without a hassle. Lastly, the location should be in a safe place that guarantees the security of your staff, customers, and equipment.

 

  • Reliable utilities and amenities

 

There are some utilities and amenities that a business cannot do without in this modern world. As you hunt for an office space, ensure the place you settle for has these in its infrastructure. Examples include a reliable internet connection that can serve your business, a parking lot for your customers and employees, and a kitchen space that can be used for refreshments. There are several different deals you can consider when you are looking to rent office space in Long Island, which happens to be a great location in New York City. The best deals are those which accommodate the prices for these utilities and amenities in the monthly rent other than paying for them separately.

 

  • Spacing

 

The spacing of the office you will rent is very important to consider. Depending on the nitty-gritty of your business operations, you may either need a huge office space or a small one. Some of the guiding factors include the number of employees and space requirements per employee. It is worth noting that the amount of space each employee requires depends on the nature of the task they perform and the storage capacity that they require. It is paramount that you get your spacing needs right for two main reasons: it influences employee satisfaction and governs the price of the rent.

 

  • A desirable style approach

 

Although most people fail to consider this factor, it is an integral thing to look for in an office space to rent. The styling will form part of the brand of your business since you will update the changes to your website. If you are not comfortable with the styling used, you may need to renovate the space, which adds on to your budget. Thus, look for a style that works for you before settling for an office space.

 

About the author /


Simon is a creative and passionate business leader dedicated to having fun in the pursuit of high performance and personal development. He is co-founder of Applied Change, a Business Change consultancy based in the UK. Simon is also an Ambassador for Gloucestershire business. Simon is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Professional Development.

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