There comes a point during the evolution of every business when the time comes to look for offices to rent. If you’re a first-time business owner, where do you start? And if you’re already renting office space for your business, could you find better, more appropriate offices to rent?
Manchester’s Carrington Business Park know a thing or two about office leases and rental. Here’s their quick guide to commonly-made mistakes made by business when renting office space…
When looking at offices to lease, the first thing you should consider is where your offices should be located. Choose offices in the middle of nowhere, and it could be difficult for visitors – and even staff – to get there. A city centre location may be easy to find, but will be costly. Try to find somewhere between the two – easily accessible, but not necessarily right in the city centre.
Think carefully about the size of office you need. If you’re a new company with a small team, don’t rent a huge office right away. Even if you’re planning to expand later, by renting an office that’s too big for your business you’re wasting money. Conversely, if you started small but have expanded, you’ll need offices with adequate space for all your staff and equipment.
LEASE IS TOO LONG AND TOO RIGID
So you’ve found an office that’s superbly located, at attractive rates, and it’s the perfect size. You’ll want to sign up to stay there for as long as possible, right? Wrong. Circumstances change. Your business could grow faster than you’d ever dreamed, and you might need to rent a much bigger office sooner than expected. And while nobody enjoys downsizing, sometimes it’s a commercial necessity – so you won’t want to be stuck with the expensive of a larger office than you need. Ensure you rent an office with a short-term lease, as a flexible lease will give you the chance to leave when it suits you.
FOOLS RUSH IN…
Before you sign, make sure you’ve made a thorough search of alternatives. For example, you may have found perfectly-sized offices to rent that are ideally located, but with no parking spaces. Ensure there’s ample parking nearby for staff and visitors – preferably free parking. On-site catering can also be a huge advantage, especially if there aren’t many eateries nearby. Don’t sign anything until you’re 100% sure that you’ve chosen the right offices to rent for your business.
If you’re looking for offices to rent in the Manchester area, why not consider Carrington Business Park?
It’s superbly located, within easy reach of Manchester city centre, Manchester Airport, and the motorway network. They have offices to lease to suit all sizes of business, all at attractive rates. All Carrington’s offices have flexible leases which are renewed on a monthly basis – and their short term leases have no penalty clause for leaving early. And with free parking and on-site catering included, you’ll find everything you need for your business with Carrington.
Learn more about Carrington’s offices to lease at www.cbpl.co.uk. If you’d like to arrange a visit, call 0161 776 4000 or email email@example.com.