One of the exciting things about having your own startup business is getting your own office suite. The following are some things to think about before you sign the rental lease.
Location: Choose a place where it’s convenient and close enough for your team to commute to. It’s also wise to choose somewhere surrounded by public transportation and commercial facilities. Pay attention to the area to see whether it’s safe and secure. Also, determine whether the building and location are presentable enough should clients want to drop by – your office plays a big role in conveying the image of your brand and business.
Budget: Be aware of how much you are allocating for rent – you don’t want to be overspending on your office suite at the cost of other things you may need. Additionally, you would need to set aside some funds for extra expenses that may come up in terms of setting up your first office space.
Layout: Look at your office layout and see if it efficiently accommodates your daily office activities. If you have many meetings with your members, make sure there are enough meeting rooms or discussion areas.
Amenities: If you have frequent business presentations, corporate events or event launches, you may want to rent somewhere close to an event venue.