These days, new business owners often lean towards running their company from home. This does make a considerable amount of sense. After all, it’s important to remember that running your company from home is going to be a lot cheaper. You don’t have to worry about the cost of renting or indeed paying for your business property. But you will also miss out on a lot of fantastic opportunities including marketing.
Without a business office or property, you won’t have somewhere that you can bring clients and essentially dazzle them into signing on the dotted line. Unfortunately, there is also the stigma that a business run from home can not afford to pay for an official property. This makes your company look weak in comparison to the rest of the businesses on the market You don’t want to look weak because other companies will smell blood and the sharks will come.
However, if you do decide to set up your business office it’s important to go about it the right way. Mistakes here could limit what can certainly be a very powerful tool for your company.
Choose The Right Location
Location, location, location as they say in the real estate world is absolutely crucial. It’s not just about the value of the property either. It’s about the value of your business. We’ve moved past the days where a company needed to be set up and run from the centre of a city. You can certainly feel free to move into the suburbs these days and that’s largely thanks to powerful tech that allows high internet speeds and connectivity even from the middle of nowhere.
At the same time though, there are factors to consider. For instance, you need to think about transport links. While you don’t have to worry about connectivity, accessibility should certainly be on your mind. Both clients and employees should have no trouble getting to your office when they need to whether that’s daily for work or for important business meetings. If you make things too complicated you’ll have a hard time recruiting and getting the best to work in your business.
Aside from accessibility, security should also be a consideration when you choose a location. While building your business property in the middle of nowhere might seem like an attractive possibility, it will leave it vulnerable to theft and break-ins.
Did We Say Build?
Certainly, because you want your business to immediately stand out and excite those you might be interested in buying from your business. To do this you need to make sure that your company is completely unique and what better way than with a completely fresh architectural structure.
Working with a construction engineer, you will be able to see a 3D rendering of the building before it is constructed. You will then be able to make the changes that you want or need to the original design, improving it until it is something that matches your vision for the future of your company perfectly.
One of the reasons to construct a new property rather than buy an existing one is that architecture has evolved tremendously over the last few years. It’s possible now to create buildings that really are one of a kind while still being practical. If you can do this with the office of your company you are certain to make waves on the market and attract a lot of attention.
Whether or not it is cost savvy to build a new place for your business is open for debate. While it will certainly cost more than buying or indeed renting, one could argue that the media buzz and the chance to build business leads makes that cost one that is certainly worth paying. Ultimately though, this will be a judgment that each business owner must make for themselves.
Killing It With Curb Appeal
The exterior of your business property must look absolutely incredible. It needs to be bright, attractive and indeed welcoming. One of the ways to do this is with lighting. Adding lights to the exterior can ensure that your business property stands out and gains the attention that you need. As well as this, it also adds a certain level of additional security. If your business is well lit it makes it more difficult for someone to sneak around and gain access without your knowledge or permission.
There are lots of ways to add curb appeal to a business building of course. You can think about landscaping, creating a beautiful, stunning lush grass area in front of or around of the property. Alternatively, you can think about adding a sculpture or something equally eye catching to the front of your property. This will again have an effect on the level of foot traffic that your business will receive and could certainly allow you to reach a higher level of sales. Once again, it could also gain the attention of the media and a buzz is all you need to expand your reach.
Investing In The Interior
Finally, there are a few main areas of the interior of your business building that you must get correct as soon as you open your office doors. The first is the reception. This should be a welcoming area where new clients can wait in comfort before they gain access to the rest of your business. It might be worth paying a little extra here to ensure that you generate the right first impression. A first impression is everything for a typical company.
You also need to think about the area in your business where people will be working. This area needs to be set up in a way that maximizes efficiency. Shared work areas are a great idea because they will allow you to allow the strongest workers to help the weaker. Modern art will also brighten up the office environment, ensuring that people love working there and thus provide a higher level of work.
We hope this helps you build your business property up to the right way from the very beginning.