If you’ve looked high-and-low for that perfect space for your business, and it feels like nothing is quite “right,” then try asking yourself these questions before making the plunge (a strategy that works well for surviving the zombie apocalypse, as well).
Access to Roads
Whether it’s a new business location you’re after or survival of the end-of-times, it’s important that you have access to roads. As this real estate blogger attests,
You may not think about how easy it is to get to your office from major highways when you’re initially looking for a new office, but it is something you should be thinking about. Remember, how you get to the office is going to be a part of your daily commute and a complicated route can become taxing. Also, if you’re business requires large trucks to have easy access to your office, you’re going to want a place that can be accessed via larger roads. Look for office parks that are close to off-ramps of major highways in order to minimize the amount of travel required in order to reach your office.
Amenities and Power
Sure, it might be the apocalypse, but you want to make sure you have all the luxuries and conveniences you can afford and are necessary for you to do your day-to-day duties. Consider this idea from a popular real estate blog, below:
It’s also important to identify what you are looking for in terms of amenities. Some office spaces offer full-service reception services, but if it’s not something you need for your company, you could be paying for a service you have no use for. Likewise, if you need a space with a warehouse, you’ll need to look at offices that can cater to that need as well.
When you do a walkthrough of a potential office space, you should be paying attention to access to power and utilities. If you’re a tech company, for example, you should be paying attention to the amount of outlets that are available and where they are.
Like all great real estate mantras (and zombie apocalypse saving guides) state, it’s all about the location. Is the space conveniently located to your client base? Is parking available and relatively easy to manage for customers and for any deliveries?
If you own a liquor store, for instance, you cannot be within a minimum distance to schools, churches, parks, etc, so you have to make sure you’re abiding by those laws.
Offices come in all shapes and sizes and so do businesses. If you’re business is small and not looking to expand any time soon, renting out a large office is essentially a waste of money. Determining your size needs is a matter of taking stock of your workforce and pre-planning for any expansion within the life of the lease.
So, when looking for that perfect office/business space, be sure to keep these four practices in mind, and if you do, you’ll be prepared for a zombie apocalypse (because you’d need to look for similar components).