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Finding Your Ideal Office Space

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When it comes to finding the ideal venue to conduct your business venture, there are a lot of different things you will need to consider. First of all, you will need to consider your budget, the type of business you will be conducting and the number of people you plan to hire. Here are some helpful tips for helping you figure out exactly what kind of office space you should look for this year.

Location is key

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Young coworkers in creative trendy office

The first and perhaps one of the most important decisions that you need to make when looking at an office space is the location of it. When you are choosing possible places to conduct your business you need to think about making sure it is close to transport links and in an easy to find a location for the convenience of not only yourself but for your staff and also for anyone who wants to come and visit you at work. Make sure you pick a place which is in a good location and you are much more likely to find success.

Think of your budget

Budget is the big question when looking at any part of your business, and an office space can be a huge chunk out of your budget depending on where you live and the rental prices in the area. Be sure that you don’t scrimp on an office for your business and invest in it because not only will it help you come across as more professional, but it might be a place you want to stay in for a long while. Investing some money in a good office is better than cheaping out and then dealing with a space that is uninspiring. Also budget for the maintenance and operating costs of your workspace such as hiring an office cleaning service.

Is it managed?

When you come to buy or rent an office space you will have a few options to choose from. You can either buy a piece of land yourself and turn it into your own office, you can rent an existing store or office from a landlord, or you can look at serviced offices which will usually host many different small businesses under one roof. What you decide to do will largely depend on how quickly you think the business I’ll grow and how much money you have available for the job.

Light and color

It might sound trivial to be looking at elements such as lighting and color when you find a workspace, but it can really have a huge impact on morale and productivity at work. You need to make sure that your office is an inspiring place and that it is completely successful for everyone who works there. Making sure you choose somewhere with lots of windows and light exposure and bright colors can have a larger impact on your success as a venture than you think.

Outdoor space

If you can find an office that has an outdoor space, you should leap in with both feet right away. The value of a quiet outdoor area in your office can be huge because it provides people with somewhere to come for fresh air and also helps to make sure that everyone in your office has a place they can come if they need a little peace and quiet for a project or for issues with stress or anxiety.

 

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Karen LeBlanc

Karen LeBlanc is a travel host and writer with a popular travel show, The Design Tourist, and a companion lifestyle blog. As a widely published travel journalist and content creator, Karen is a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association. She also serves as the Design and Travel editor of the national lifestyle magazine, LaPalme. Karen believes that every destination has a story to tell through its local art, architecture, culture, and craft. This immersive creative exploration begins with authentic accommodations where the narrative of place unfolds through art, accessories, accouterments, furnishings, fixtures, and food. 

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