Things That Go Bump In Your Office Space
This Halloween, we’re not worried about haunted houses, ghosts or scary clowns. It’s selecting the right office space that’s keeping us up at night.
Searching for office space can be a frightful task, and making a poor decision can be even more horrifying. Imagine the time it takes to move into your new space, transfer your accounts, change your address and get settled in – only to learn your choice in office space is haunted by problems!
Be sure to avoid these red flags to make sure your new office space is perfect for you (and terror-free):
3 Missteps To Avoid When Searching For Your Next Office Space
Disregarding the importance of location.
Most brick and mortar businesses understand the quintessential value of location. For the typical retail or public-facing businesses, foot traffic is extremely important. By contrast, some businesses seek out a higher level of confidentiality where they don’t want a location that has high-traffic flows. Additionally, traffic patterns are important to consider. If your clients have to battle the worst traffic in your area to attend meetings in your swank new office, it creates a problem.
Committing to a long-term financial drain.
Entering into an office space agreement is a complicated (sometimes terrifying) endeavor. Even to a commercial real estate expert, there are multiples areas to lock down in your contract to ensure that your business is protected and that the office space agreement does not place an undue financial burden on your business.
Ignoring the impact of poorly managed facilities.
Other office options exist apart from the traditional rental or purchase considerations, but not all are created equal. If you are considering an executive suite, a shared office space or a part-time office to solve your office space needs, you are not alone. Companies from the lone consultant to behemoths like IBM have jumped on-board for the new trend of out-of-the-box thinking when it comes to office space. There are some considerations that should be at the forefront of your choice in workspace:
Are the facilities clean? Be afraid – very afraid – of an untidy restroom or unclean shared office space.
Are your neighbors bewitching? You’ll be spending a lot of time with these people (in theory) so pay special attention to those who are already in residence.
Is there room to grow? Be sure to understand what other options your office space offers, as your business continues to expand.
Are they tech savvy? Your business needs cutting-edge tech to thrive, period. If the office space you’re looking at doesn’t offer the tech you need, run (scream if you want), but do run!
At Crown Center Executive Suites, we take the fear out of your office space conundrum. We offer professionally-managed, flexible workspace products including 100+ economically-priced executive suites, five conference rooms, a state-of-the-art training room, shared workspace and virtual office options. Whether you are filling the gaps for your satellite team, expanding into a new remote work environment or accommodating an offsite team, we have options to meet your needs.