Let’s face it, choosing the right office space for you and your business can be a tough decision. Your faced with such a wide range of options from here, there and everywhere so it can be difficult to narrow down your options.
At FigFlex Offices, we’ve put together a checklist to help you on your journey when choosing the most suitable office space and hopefully make it a little easier for you. We had a chat with our clients to find out exactly what businesses look out for, so here's a helpful list to get you on your way:
Location & Connectivity
Your ideal office location should be one which is most beneficial to your business. Know your area inside out, I’m talking everything from the nearest train station to the quirky, local characters that everyone seems to know! Where you choose to base your business from will without a doubt have an impact to your brand, your values and your appeal – no pressure!
With that being said, an office space that’s easily accessible by car, bus, rail, bike or on foot is a win-win for any business. The perfect placement of your headquarters will make yours, your employees and your clients lives a lot easier, not to mention the added attraction of knowing that your journey to work is as easy as pie!
Who doesn’t want an easy commute checked off the list?
Top Tip: The area you choose will reflect your business image, if it’s in a run-down area, you could leave clients with an unfavourable lasting impression.
The building alone comes with a stretch of questions that you’ll need to ask yourself. It’s important to make sure the building you’re moving into is in good condition to provide a comfortable work environment for your staff. Who has time to be wondering when that dodgy ceiling light will finally give up and smash your laptop to pieces? We can think of better ways to utilise your imagination! So, let’s recap on some of the questions you should ask when checking out an office building
Top Tip: Remember, your workplace will reflect your brand so its super important to choose a place that you can be proud of.
Next, you’ll need to assess the space available. Your new office should comfortably fit all your staff, accommodate anticipated growth and provide your employees with a working environment to encourage productivity and reach their full potential. Remember it’s an exciting time choosing your workspace, this will be the place all your dreams will become a reality, so enjoy the process and envision your ambitions coming to fruition!
Top Tip: The design and layout of your office can impact your company productivity and growth, so it’s always a good idea to choose space that you can tailor to your own needs.
So, what exactly are you getting for your money? You’ll need to manage costs effectively and efficiently so it’s imperative you know exactly what’s included in your office package. Get to know your serviced office provider and ask the all-important questions before you seal the deal to dodge any unwelcomed surprises.
Top Tip: Choosing flexible office packages that can easily accommodate your ever-changing business needs will save you time and money.
We hope this checklist makes your life that little bit easier when choosing your ideal office space. If you’d like to have a chat with our team about finding the perfect home for your business,fill in our contact form!