It’s always an incredible milestone when a business decides to move offices. In most cases a business has expanded to such an extent; the old office cannot accommodate their increasing number of employees. If your business is experiencing its own exciting period of growth, now would be the perfect time to look at our list of important factors for deciding the right office space for your business.
Location, location, location!
Location plays a pivotal role when deciding on a new office space. Take into consideration that your employees, clients, and stakeholders will at some point need to visit your office space. Are convenient public transport options located nearby or is secured parking available? Getting to work shouldn’t be an inconvenience or cost more for your employees. Choose an office space that won’t require your staff or clients to go out of their way just to reach your office location.
How much are you willing to spend?
Your growing businesses will present more opportunities than you can even imagine. The increase in funds that accompanies an expanding business would make it the perfect opportunity to start looking for a new office. You shouldn’t view transitioning into a new office space as another giant expense, rather should be seen as an investment for your employee’s happiness, productivity and wellbeing.
Can the new office satisfy your business needs?
When looking for new office space for your expanding business, start examining what is essential to its success. Will the new office come with appropriate furnishing? Is there enough physical space to accommodate the number of employees you now have? These factors should be among your top priorities when searching for new office space. Create a list of ‘needs’ for your business and decide what features must be in place to support you.
What else can you take advantage of?
So, you’ve narrowed down your options to a few office spaces that meet your minimum level of requirements. Now it’s time to look towards additional amenities that your business can take full advantage of. Can you utilise the services of meeting room spaces, end of trip facilities or even secretarial services to your advantage? Make it a point to ask if these additional amenities can be included in your monthly fee to ensure you are getting the most value for your money.
Can the new office handle your digital requirements?
Escaping an entire day without our precious phone is impossible. With such trust in our technology, factors such as IT capabilities weigh heavily when moving into a new office space. Any modern business will require a fast internet connection, round the clock IT support for any technical issues and if need be, the ability to house a server.
How long will it take?
An unprepared office move can take anywhere up to 12 months. With this in mind, what can you do to minimise any downtime? We suggest creating a timeline of things to come. Once you have a concrete plan, you can efficiently manage any upcoming roadblocks or barriers. Need some help with creating a checklist of processes involved with moving offices, click here to receive our free Moving Day Essentials package.
Announcing your big change to the world.
At this point, the decision to move is almost set in stone. All that’s left is to announce to all involved parties of your big move. Official press releases and social media posts are excellent examples of communicating your important office change to a large audience(more on this later). Also set aside some time to let all your staff know of your new office location, since the office transition would impact them the most. Don’t forget to create a list of all the places that your previous address might appear. Changing your previous address on any existing materials will avoid any confusion from clients and stakeholders.
Well, there’s a lot of factors to consider when moving offices. Some believe that it’s an incredibly stressful time, but it doesn’t necessarily need to be. Allow Victory Realty to relieve any stress involved when moving offices, we can assist in finding your next office space perfectly suited to your business needs.
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