Moving Your Office Or Business - What To Look In Your New Building

Moving an office or a business from one location to another is a big decision. When done correctly, this decision can boost growth, but the opposite is also true. What makes this decision super important for a business is the fact that it not only affects the daily operations of the business but also has an impact on staff morale and brand image. Ideally, your business or office should inspire your staff to perform better and encourage your clients to keep coming back. Before you get BNE Removalists to help you move your business or office, here are seven key factors to consider when looking for a new building:

1.   The location

For any business or office, location is key because it determines how accessible the business is to staff, clients and other people who have a stake in the business. When picking a new location for your business, you need to check its proximity to rail or road linkage. Some two critical questions you need to ask when considering a new business location are, can clients reach the business without having to hassle and can your employees access the location with ease?


If the answer to these questions is positive, then you are on track to getting a great location. In addition to accessibility - consider the security in the environs as well as the availability of social facilities such as coffee shops, bars, and gym. This is important because such facilities play a significant role in keeping your employees and staff happy.


2.  Size of the space

The size of the space you are moving to will need serious consideration. If you are working with a significantly large team, a small office space will simply not work. On the other hand, if your business has a small team of staff, you do not need to pay for a large space that you will not utilize fully. The best way to go about getting a space that suits your needs is to calculate the amount of space you need, find out the cost per square footage in premises within your desired location and compare prices. This way, you avoid spending time checking out spaces that are not ideal for you. If you have plans to expand in the coming months or years, consider finding something that will provide you with extra space when that time comes.


3.   Cost of the space 

The cost of the new space is a critical factor when you are planning to move your business or location. Spending too little means getting an office space that you will not be happy with or one that you will have to move from a few months down the line. On the other hand, spending too much on the space means in a few months, you might start struggling to pay text and will be forced to downsize. To avoid either of these scenarios, there are some critical questions you need to ask before moving to a new office space.

These include, can you afford to make a rent deposit covering three months at the moment? Is the cost of the office space you plan to take up commensurate with other similar spaces in the same location? Are there hidden costs such as parking or maintenance that have not been factored into the rent? Answering these questions will enable you to determine the viability of your new office or business premises space.


4.  Availability of infrastructure 

Businesses or offices need to be in areas where there is infrastructure. In addition to the conventional infrastructure such as roads, drainage systems, and telephone, internet connection has also become for businesses or offices to operate effectively. Serviced or managed offices tend to include internet connection as part of the rent, but this may not be the case for all rental business or office spaces. When leasing office or business spaces, you need to ensure that space is well serviced with all the infrastructure you need. If you opt for private property, you need to consider the cost of connecting that space to the internet as well as the monthly access fee. Some infrastructure related factors that you need to consider when considering a new office space include the ability to contact other businesses in the premises to get a feel of their experiences with the infrastructure. Also, consider the ability of your business or office to access a postal address and if the owner of the premises is providing an internet connection, find out whether you can contact the internet service provider to run speed tests on the connection.


5.  Visual appeal of the space 

The external and internal appearance of an office or business premises says a lot about the company and those who work in it. The space you lease should appeal visually to everyone who comes to your business including your employees, investors, and clients. As such, opt for a space that provides a warm, welcoming atmosphere that is both smart and professional.


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