A recent article, 3 Things You Must Have in Your First Office by James Roberts says that many freelancers opt to start working from home, but there comes a time when they need to rent office space for their growing needs and working from home isn’t always the best option.
Here are three key factors to consider when looking for an office space, whether it’s a coworking office space or an exclusive office space to ensure business success.
It’s very important to consider accessibility when you’re looking for an office space. A location in the middlfe of nowhere may not be the best fit even if it is substantially cheaper than city prime locations. If your clients need to travel long distances to reach you, this can be a problem. Similarly, even if the office is located somewhere in the middle of the city, but parking is difficult, it may deter your clients from visiting your office and may mean losing them.
2. Reliable internet
Having internet that you can rely on at all times is a must. It’s crucial to have a reliable connection so that you can reach your clients when needed. Internet connection is vital to video conferencing, completing tasks, and staying connected with your clients and employees. More people are opting to use video conferencing to conduct meetings to avoid the stress and cost of travel.
3. Meeting space
If you don’t have meeting rooms in your office space, consider meeting rooms for rent. Also, you should think about what your office space says about you and your business. While comfy, casual seating may be fine for you, it isn’t for meeting clients. Closing a deal, or making a pitch should be done in a professional atmosphere.
Looking for an office space can be daunting as it significantly affects your overall business operation. If you need professional advice to help you decide what office is the best fit for your business, YourOffice features a network of world-class business addresses. Each location offers both beautifully appointed short term offices and permanent individual office space. Our offices are move-in ready and equipped with top furnishings and technology that are guaranteed to leave a lasting impression.
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