Finding the perfect location for your business
The mantra location, location, location is as true today as it ever was. Where your offices premises are can make or break your business. You need to research this very carefully, compile pros and cons and get it right first time. It’s no point moving into offices with low overheads in an out of the way area only to find that your clients or business partners can’t find you. In this case a penny saved is not a penny earned.
The type of business you run is a very important factor. If for instance you are in retail or the catering industry, you may want to be in a heavy pedestrian traffic area. If you run an online business then this is not as important, although you still need to be in an area that your staff and suppliers can get to easily. Transport links such as trains, buses or easy access to major roads are important.
If you’re looking at business premises in a street with a whole lot of For Rent signs visible, find out why these businesses failed so the same thing doesn’t happen to you.
Where is your main client base? Do you need parking facilities? What is your budget? These are questions you should be asking yourself before you start looking for office or business space. Finding the perfect spot for your business to flourish can take time, but will reap dividends in the end.