What to keep in mind when searching for an office space
Whether you are a start up company or a large corporation, there are certain things that need to be looked out for when searching for an office space.
Firstly, emphasis needs to be placed upon the chosen location for the company when searching for an office space. If your company does not deal with client directly, then it is possible to choose an office located in an industrial area or on a main road, ensuring that employees can still get there easily with adequate parking in a car park or surrounding areas. Contrastingly, if clients come to the office directly, then it must be centrally located, easy to find and in a pedestrianised area, thereby increasing your chance for walk-in clients.
Price is always one of the most important factors when searching for an office space, be it a start up company or a large corporation. For larger businesses, it is always wiser to invest in a conventional office space. However, these large office spaces usually require contractual agreement of a number of years, so it is important to calculate all costs well, prior to making any concrete decision. Furthermore, one must keep in mind the additional hidden costs that come when running a large office.
Convey the right image
When searching for an office space, think about the image you wish to portray. Your office space is usually one of the first signs of your company’s success. However, a balance needs to be sought. You don’t want to scare off clients by making them think that they are bound to spend a fortune on your services due to their lavish surroundings. In contrast, if your company image is dreary, clients will question the financial health of the company you are running.
Nowadays, it is virtually impossible to run a successful business without a strong and constant internet connection and this even more crucial for some businesses than others. Industries such as online gaming and Information Technology thrive on strong internet connections and will become obsolete with anything less than the best, as they constantly compete for optimum speed and internet efficiency.
When renting a private office, one needs to factor the cost of installing all necessary connections, including their monthly payments. Large office buildings such as Portomaso Business Tower, Business Office Services International ,Regus Offices and Skyparks Business Centre will have these connections set up and ready to be used.
If you are searching for an office space and require further information, contact our commercial department on 2379 4181 or send us an email on [email protected]