What to Consider when Leasing Office Space
Finding an office space to lease for your business can be an exciting but daunting experience. It’s a process that shouldn’t be rushed into, as there are a lot of things that you need to consider before signing on the dotted line of a lease agreement.
On that note; we’re about to run through some of the most important factors that you should consider. Let’s start with location, one of the most important things to get right if you want your business to flourish in its new home.
The office space you choose should be in a location that will make it easy for you to conduct your business operations. There are many offices to rent in Dublin, which is the centre of operations for the Irish economy.
Ideally, you should ensure that your chosen office space is close to some form of public transport. Give some thought to how long your employees will have to spend commuting to work each morning and evening.
The locality you choose will also have a reflection on your business so choose it wisely. If your business operates internationally, would it be best to have an office space that’s situated near to the airport?
These are all considerations that you’ll have to take into account before deciding on a location.
Office spaces massively vary in terms of the facilities that they provide. For this reason, this is an area that can’t be overlooked.
Think about whether you’ll need access to facilities such as the internet, a shared receptionist, a canteen, and a regular cleaning service. Will you need a boardroom to conduct your meetings? Also, ask about parking, and if there’s sufficient space for your clients and employees to park safely.
Once you determine what kind of facilities you require, you’ll be able to cross those options that aren’t suitable off the list, which will save you a lot of time in the long run.
You don’t need us to tell you how important it is to set a budget and stick within those limitations when choosing what office spaces you’re going to view. Ideally, you want to find a middle ground where you’re not going to be struggling to pay the rent but you’ve still got access to all of the facilities that you may need.
It might be tempting to go under or over budget when choosing an office space but doing so won’t do your bottom line any favours. Try to find that middle ground in terms of cost and your future self will thank you for it.
When people look for an office space, they typically tend to choose something that perfectly caters for the current stage their business is at during that time. Whilst this is a good choice for those that are restricted by budget, it’s good to think about the future of your business and plan for its potential growth.
Choosing an office space that will cater for your business, should it go through a rapid growth spurt after the move, will ensure that you can maximise that growth and reap the rewards that come with it.
Things to Consider
Shared office space is becoming more and more popular for all kinds of businesses, and the benefits of sharing can be huge. If you’d like to go down the route of shared office space, be sure to find out what kind of companies you’ll be working alongside as, ideally, you’ll want to share with businesses that compliment yours in some way.
Now that you’re equipped with the information above, we hope that finding office space to lease for your business will be a little less stressful.
If you would like to find out more about Glandore and how we can help your business grow with one of our offices, get in touch here. A office in Dublin or Belfast could be just what your business needs.