Making the right decisions when it comes to office location, essential services for customers, and your own business needs can be overwhelming for any business owner. However, it is possible to find the perfect office space and add in the crucial rooms, equipment, lighting, and design.
In this article, we discuss a common concern many business owners have when seeking the right office space. That is, whether one must sacrifice a busy location for affordable office space.
What To Consider When Seeking New Offices
As you consider everything indispensable to your offices, you are likely thinking of location first and foremost. Finding the right place for a business like a dental or veterinary office can seem essential to its success or failure. However, other factors may end up meaning more to potential customers than a centrally located storefront.
The first thing to consider before deciding on a central location is what your ideal clientele expect from your office. Will they need outdoor spaces like a parking lot or bike rack – or does walk-up a location work for the majority of your clients? Expectations like a parking lot or easy street access may be more important than a downtown location.
Next, take a look at your budget. Will the walk-in business from foot traffic offset the increased expense of obtaining such a space? If you only see customers by appointment, your customers are other businesses, or the office space is needed for manufacturing rather than customer service, there is likely no need for a walk-in friendly location.
Finally, think about the other factors necessary for your business to both succeed and expand. If you plan to hire more professionals and will need additional offices or exam rooms for them, that need for space may be more important than heavy foot traffic.
Ultimately, finding the right location for your company’s new offices is a balancing act between customer convenience, likely foot traffic, and the needs of your business.
If you are considering different locations, contact Norwest Contractors to get the Know Your Building evaluation. In this in-depth assessment, we discover anything that may lead to higher construction costs. This information will allow you to make an informed decision about your potential office location and provide you with a strong negotiating position as you discuss contracts with a landlord or realtor.