September 27, 2021
If you own a start-up that switched to work from home like many other businesses, now is the time to bring things back to normal. With the vaccine in the market, many businesses have already announced their plans to go back to the office. If your business is the same, think about your needs and organize a return-to-office plan. If you had stopped paying rent for your old office area when the pandemic started, there is a chance that your old office is already rented out; therefore, you have to search for another one. Finding a new office is not easy; however, we are here to help you out! Here are some tips to get you started.
Decide on the Place and Budget
Where do you want your new office to be? How much are you willing to pay? These two questions are the major questions agents will ask you the moment you step into their office. Before visiting an office to check your options, research what you need in an office, the best area you think fits all your needs, and your budget. Remember that your office needs to have basic utilities like a toilet and a kitchen, so avoid very small areas that won’t fit all your needs.
Check Co-working Space
An apartment that you can turn into an office is not always the ideal solution. If you feel that you can’t handle the hustle of refurbishing a place, it might be a good idea to check co-working spaces. There are multiple options you can choose from; however, the most ideal co-working locations are the ones that are close to public transportations in your city with meeting rooms and office areas designed for your needs. Check online options for the best office you have in mind, and contact your agent.
If you have other start-up owners around you, ask them for advice. Many office types are available on the market, including furnished offices, co-working spaces, standalone buildings, commercial buildings, etc. If you are not sure what to go for, your friend might lead you to the right choice.
Don’t Decide Quickly
Office areas are not easy to change; you will have a lot to deal with if you decide on the wrong office and discover that after moving. If you feel like accepting an offer because you are tired from searching, take a step back and ask your agent to give you time. Visit as many places as you can and ask for a second, a third, and even a fourth opinion, if you have to.
Finally, don’t forget to keep your employees in mind as you choose your new office area. Not all employees can commute for long periods, so choose an office that is right in the middle of town, close to everyone’s homes. This way, you are sure no one will feel stressed on their way to work. Remember, employees spend 8 hours a day at work, and they need to feel happy and comfortable in order to work well.