Speaking of what to look for while renting a place, there are a few major points you should always look out for. The location, position and the accessibility of the place will have a major effect on the business and also play vital roles in harnessing the true potential of your investment.
If your business actually involves a lot of field work, where you need to communicate with your customers or prospects on a daily basis, and if people actually need to find your office, you are better off located in a busy place where everyone can reach your office easily.
Small businesses are always tight on budget. Hence, look for cheap and assessable areas of up and coming neighborhood. Look for places that have recently been residentialized and would work great as a good location for an office.
When selecting a place, always remember that large expansive hallways are best for the office environment, as it is extremely useful as far as creating your own office design is concerned. You can use wooden partitions to separate the workplaces for your employees. The thin walls are thick enough to create a barrier against unwanted distraction, yet thin enough for the office rumors to reach your ears!
SharingThis has been a rather recent trend in office rentals. Companies that are mutually dependent tend to involve a lot of intercompany data exchange. For two small symbiotic companies starting off together, it is a very good idea to share the same office and co-exist. This will save up a lot of work exhaustion and remove the miscommunication that would have otherwise occurred if they were distant.
However, this can almost never be a permanent solution as one day or the other, one of the companies, or both may outgrow the space. In these cases, a prior agreement in written is therefore recommended.