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25 March 2013

Flexibility is key when choosing your business premises

Choosing the right business space can be a challenging endeavor, but it is crucial that the environment you select reflects your business ambitions.

Choosing the right business space for your company can be a challenging endeavor, but it is crucial that the environment you select reflects your business ambitions.

Lisa Girard of entrepreneur.com has recently taken a look at some of the key considerations when making a decision on where to base your business.

Flexibility is key

First and foremost, you must assess whether there is room for the company to grow. Flexibility is key in today’s market. As the economic downturn continues to bite businesses, especially at a seed stage, many don’t know whether they will last a month or several years, which is why having a little room to manoeuvre is vital. Try to ensure the contract doesn’t tie your firm into tenancy periods you cannot fulfill  but conversely, make sure that there is room for your business to grow if things start to move.

At Bizspace, we offer total flexibility with your unit – you only pay for the space you need and can upgrade at any time. We also offer flexible terms, so you don’t need to tie yourself into a lengthy agreement. Take a look at our properties for more information.

What space suits your staff?

Employees should be a key consideration when making an office move. Ask yourself whether the new working environment suits your business and will enable productivity. The space you rent should help your staff to do their jobs efficiently. For example, if you chose somewhere that your staff find hard to travel to, you could risk losing key staff. .

Keeping costs low

Cost is obviously a primary concern, and for those businesses on a tighter budget, there are a range of options available that can keep the overheads at a controlled level. You might want to consider sharing an office or moving into serviced offices which can take the responsibility and cost of owning a private building away.

If your budget is really tight, using virtual offices or mailboxes can allow you to work from home while maintaining the professional outlook of the company.

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