If you are going to expand your home-based business, you may have decided that renting space to set up an office will be beneficial to you and your employees. Look for a centrally located property that possesses the layout and features that will help your business excel.
Choose A Favorable Location
The location of the office should be accommodating to you and your employees. It may not be possible for you to locate a rental that is an equal distance from each person's house, but if you can find one that won't be unreasonable to travel to and that is located near some restaurants, a bank, retail shops, and other places that you and your staff may visit during working hours or breaks, your team members may be satisfied with the arrangement.
In addition to making preparations for the people who currently work for you or who you plan on hiring, consider your clients. Do you meet with some of your customers quite regularly or do you correspond via email or phone? If meeting with people is going to be part of your routine, rent an office that will not be difficult for your customers to locate and that will be easily accessible. A ground-floor rental that includes ample parking will be sufficient.
Decide What You Need Inside
During your search, you may be presented with single space rentals, which can be broken down into multiple mini offices or multiple room rentals, which will provide each of your employees with a separate area to complete job duties. If you choose a rental that consists of one large room, you will need to decide how you would like to set up the area.
You can purchase wall partitions and working stations to create a separate area for each of your employees or you can place all of the desks and chairs inside of the room and space the furnishings out to provide each person with ample room to conduct their daily tasks.
If you choose the latter arrangement, there won't be as much privacy, but a rental that consists of a single room will likely be more affordable than one that contains multiple rooms. Before you sign a lease, inquire about routine maintenance, a landscaping policy, and any fees that you will be charged if you are late with a rental payment or if you decide to break your lease prior to its expiration date.
Contact a company that offers office space rentals to learn more.