There is more to choosing the right location for your office than you might think. You’ll need to make sure it works not just for you, but for your team and any customers or clients who might need to come to your premises as well. With so many people working from home these days, it might have been some time since you last considered what it is you really need from an office space, and so that you don’t make any mistakes, it’s best if you read on – we’ve got some useful advice for you.
The first thing you need to consider is the location of the business premises you’re thinking of buying or renting. It’s not just a question of finding a place that’s a reasonable distance from your home or where the view is pleasant or where there is enough parking (although all of these things are, of course, important in their own way). What you’ll need to think about is what your office space will be used for.
For example, if you run a business that has a shop front, you’ll want to be in a place that people can easily find you and where you can also benefit from foot traffic. If you manufacture things or sell larger goods, you’ll need somewhere that larger trucks can get to for your deliveries. What you do will have more of an impact of where you choose to do business than you might initially think.
In some cases, you can personalize your office space in any way you want to, especially if you own it (although some landlords will certainly allow you to make changes – it’s just important that you let them know first). In other cases, there will be very little you can do; even making changes to the décor might go against the terms of your lease.
How important is personalization to you? If you run a simple office with desks or perhaps cubicles then as long as there are enough facilities such as bathrooms and breakrooms, you might not be concerned about personalization at all. But what if you need Allied Cleanrooms to install a specific clean room in your office or warehouse? Or what if you need to create a reception area because the place you’re interested in doesn’t have one? It’s best to check to see what you can do before you commit to anything.
The last thing you’ll want when you choose an office space is to pick one that is too small. If you do this, your workers will be cramped and uncomfortable, and you might even have a safety issue to contend with. Plus, if you want to expand at any point, you would have to move which can be a big disruption.
Equally, you don’t want to go for a space that is too big. This will cost you more than you need to pay, and it can be hard to maintain a larger space.
Therefore, you need to think about how much space you really need and then ideally choose something a little bigger than that (to give you some space to grow should you need it). Too big or too small will cause you a lot of problems when it comes to making your office space a comfortable and safe one.
As you start to look at the office space and want to help understand your needs, it’s best to start a bullet list.
You can create lists in OneNote using either bulleted or numbered lists. Here’s how:
- To create a bulleted list, select the text where you want to add the list, and then click the “Bulleted List” button in the Home tab.
- To create a numbered list, select the text where you want to add the list, and then click the “Numbered List” button in the Home tab.
- Type in the first item for your list, and then press “Enter” to add a new line for the next item.
- Repeat the process for each additional item in your list.
- To end the list, simply press “Enter” twice.
Note: You can also use keyboard shortcuts to create lists. To start a bulleted list, press “Ctrl + Shift + L”. To start a numbered list, press “Ctrl + Alt + L”.