Finding the right office space for your company to expand or to open new commercial premises can mean the difference between success and failure for your business. Depending on which country or even city you are based in the options will vary widely.
There are some very important points to consider when looking at office accommodation and business centres.
The location of your business offices is one of the most vital factors to consider. A prestigious business address will enhance your company's reputation while if you are a customer facing company you need to be somewhere that clients can easily access.
Government Taxation and Financial Incentives
You should ascertain the climate the local government creates for business through financial incentives and tax policies.
Be sure to assess public transportation and road links. This includes other cities and also internationally, so access to airports may also be an aspect to consider.
The availability of qualified staff is essential to your company along with the cost (salaries), quality of life for your employees and languages spoken.
Business Support Services
Decide the level of services your business needs. These can range from reception and administration support, outsourced phone answering, onsite IT support, security or cleaning staff.
Determine which facilities your company requires. Do you need fully furnished office space, lounge and conference suites, air conditioning, passenger lifts or car parking facilities?
If you are a small businesses or one that does not require a physical office then a virtual offices could be the right choice for you. You can choose the level of service you need from a PO Box and mail forwarding, phone answering and fax services.