As a very famous anonymous man once said, there are three things a new business needs to flourish, a good location, a lot of dedication, and a hot assistant! We will help you seal the deal on the first part here; the remaining two are up to you.
Whatever place you look up for taking in your office, ensure it is versatile, and can be redone or redecorated to suit your needs. Long hallways are ideal for partitioning and placing cubicles according to one’s needs. Segmented places on the other hand, are difficult to remodel and landscape according to changing needs.
Ensure the place you work is accessible by different modes of transport. In this case, it is ideal to choose a place that is not so close to the public transports as that catapults the rent sky high and yet not so far that your employees grow old reaching it! Aim for the sweet spot in the middle, so that both your employees and your pocket remain happy.
A lot depends on the surroundings of your workplace. Certain features like nearby food stalls, markets and a medical center can be beneficial to both your employees and yourself. While being too near to any of these can negate the good effects, especially with the ever-present risk of death by commotion, their existence at a walking distance will prove to be beneficial in the long run.
So you are a small business that started off with a handful of employees. What if two years later you need to increase the workforce to meet demands? To keep such situations manageable, always ensure the place you bought has room for expansion, or is easily expandable to adjacent floors.
Indians are always concerned about whatever they hardly have any control over. Needless to say, Vaastu is an ancient part of our heritage and culture. The details are complicated, so it is best to call in an expert if you really believe in this ancient art. He will guide you as to how exactly you should model the existing place and if it at all it will be suited for your business.
The Sixth Sense
Well, when you see an office place, you should feel the tug deep inside you, telling you that this is the one, and the only one. Close your eyes and try to imagine yourself in the place, working. If it fits, take things ahead, or better find someplace else.
To Buy or Not to Buy
The most troubling question is whether to buy the place or to rent it. Well, from a business man’s point of view, there is best sense in renting it. You always have the option of moving to a bigger place. You do not have to face the additional burden of the initial investment involved in buying a place, and you can always shift offices if the need be. Buying is more of a commitment, and should be restricted to cases where there is absolutely no alternative, or you simply love a place dearly.