Renting office space comes with a few additional complexities we sometimes do not think of. While renting adequate space and square footage is a must, there are other issues that have to be taken into consideration when you rent office space. This is not to say you should only weigh options for additional comforts and amenities when you rent office space. (Although, quite honestly, there is nothing wrong with looking towards adding such perks) Rather, you should be sure certain components are in place in order to be sure the prime function of the office runs as smoothly as possible.
Here are some of those ‘extras’ to keep in mind:
Internet access is a must. This does not just refer to getting a subscription to phone line DSL. An office should include access to both a high speed cable hookup and a backup DSL to ensure internet access is never lost. Additionally, a wireless router system should be in place to reduce all those errant cables that make an office look disorganized.
An internet phone and traditional landline phone setup should be in place. Again, you will want both because you never want to have issues with being able to make outgoing calls or accept incoming ones. Such problems could cripple an office.
Does the office contain storage space? Whether you need a full-blown storage room or simple a little extra closet space will be up to your own individual needs. However, it is necessary to have such space available because adequate storage will ensure disorganization, crowding, and other problems won’t occur.
A proper reception room is a must. This means the minute someone opens the door to enter the office, they should be presented with a decent and somewhat spacious reception area. The reception area is the first thing people entering the office will see which is why it needs to be presented in the best way possible. This does not mean you need to go overboard with presenting an elaborate reception area. (The area is generally a transitory one) But, you want it to look impressive and welcoming to those that walk into the office since it creates their first impressions.
Similarly, you will need adequate and proper meeting space in the office. Very few businesses can exist without having meetings with employees or with associates from outside the business. Being crammed into a small room will not cut it. You need to have a decent sized meeting room that can provide the proper space needed to efficiently carry out a meeting. That is a must!
Often overlooked in office space is a kitchen area. This is not so much an amenity as it is a vital functioning part of an office. Really, without kitchen space, where would you get running water from? Never underestimate the value of a kitchen to an office. It truly is a must.
Does that seem like there are a great many components needed to ensure the office runs properly? To a certain degree, there are a lot of factors and components that need to be incorporated when you rent office space. Ultimately, paying attention to these areas can ensure your office runs smoothly and professionally. That certainly would be a positive thing.