7 Factors To Consider When You Move Offices
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. Sound familiar? Is your business experiencing its own exciting growth period? Look no further, here are our top seven factors to consider when choosing the perfect office space for you and your business.
Location, location, location!
Location plays a pivotal role when deciding on a new office space. The perfect location will be dependent on your business and your staff, but access is essential. How easy is it for you, your team and your clients to get to the office? Consider public transport and parking facilities as part of your location. Choose an office space that makes getting to work a breeze, your staff will thank you and your clients will too!
How much are you willing to spend?
A growing business is amazing but moving offices can be a scary, financial burden. If you were to take the traditional office route, then overheads, set-up and utilities present a hefty outlay of cash up-front. Enter the flexible office space solution! With no start-up fees and the option of moving into furnished or unfurnished office spaces, you can invest your savings back into your business. With a set weekly or monthly fee, serviced offices are the perfect solution to companies that are still in their growth phase. Talk to a workspace specialist today and we can find you the perfect office space for your business and your budget.
What specifics will help your business succeed?
When looking for new office space, start examining what is essential to your business’s success. Will the new office come with appropriate furnishing? Is there enough physical space to accommodate the number of employees you have now or plan to have soon? These factors should be among your top priorities when searching for new office space. So take the time to write a list. Actually, write two. One for essential requirements (what you need) and then a second for anything above and beyond (what you want). The perfect office space should be a combination of both.
Inclusions and extras.
So you’ve taken your lists and narrowed your options to a few office spaces that meet your needs. Now it’s time to compare the extras! What inclusions or additional amenities do each site offer that your business can take advantage of? Think: meeting room spaces, end of trip facilities or even secretarial services. Are these included in your monthly fee, and if not, can they be? Get the most value for your money.
Can the new office handle your digital requirements?
Is most of your business online? Are you a call centre looking for a new office? With the digital nature of business in today’s market, factors such as IT capabilities and support are an essential element to consider. This information should be readily available, but if you require further support don’t be afraid to ask.
How long will it take?
An unprepared office move can be a nightmare, so ensure that you plan well! We suggest creating a timeline to track each step of the move. Will you have downtime? What will this mean in terms of staff or business? Creating a concrete plan means you can efficiently manage the entire move and you’ll be more prepared for any unforeseen roadblocks.
Announcing your big change to the world.
At this point, you’ve found your new office and planned your move. All that’s left is to announce the exciting change! Let your staff know (if they don’t already) as the big move will impact them the most. Official press releases, e-newsletters and social media posts are excellent ways to communicate your change of address to a large audience. Don’t forget to create a list of all the places that your previous address might appear, and update each. Changing your previous address on any existing materials will avoid any confusion from clients and stakeholders. You could even host an Open House or an office warming event if that fits your business and your new office!
There are many factors to consider when you move offices but don’t let that get in the way of finding your perfect new office space! Victory Realty is here to help. If you’re ready to take care of business yourself, take a look at our available offices here (don’t forget our compare function). Or, if you want a little support, let us know what your requirements are, and we can find your next office for you – for free! Talk to one of our workspace specialists today and make your office move stress-free.
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