So, you’ve set up a business operating from your home – and it’s going well. You’ve never been busier and you feel you may be ready to expand. Is it finally time to move the business out of your home and rent your first office?
If so, and you’re based in or near Manchester, Carrington Business Park (www.carringtonbusinesspark.co.uk) can help you. They have a wide range of offices to rent on the outskirts of Manchester, ideal for small and medium-sized businesses. Here are five signs that it’s finally time to look for an office to rent…
1. It’s not just you anymore
If your business has expanded to the point where you’re taking on staff, working individually at separate locations doesn’t make for good team morale, and may impede the sharing and development of ideas. Working around your kitchen table with a team isn’t a realistic option, so if you’re big enough to have staff, you’re big enough to rent an office.
2. You need to keep work and play separate
Working from home leaves you all too open to distractions. It’s far too easy to treat yourself to more frequent, longer breaks, meaning that you’re not getting as much done as you should. Rent an office and you’ll focus more on work, increasing productivity – and profit.
3. Where do you meet your clients?
No matter what field you’re in, you’ll need to meet with clients regularly. While you may be able to meet at their premises, this involves taking time out of your day to travel – and that means there’s time when your work’s not getting done. Avoid this by renting an office with ample meeting rooms.
4. It’s time to network – but how, where and with whom?
If you’re new to business, you may not have built up a large contacts book yet. Work from home and networking opportunities will be hard to come by. However, find an office to rent in a business park such as Carrington, and you’ll find plenty of lucrative networking opportunities with fellow business owners.
5. Look like the professional you are
Rightly or wrongly, potential business partners, clients or employees may be wary of a business run out of your home. Rent an office and your business instantly appears more professional, respectable and trustworthy.
If you think it’s time to take the plunge and rent an office in Manchester, speak to Carrington Business Park. They’re conveniently located within easy reach of Manchester city centre – and unlike city centre offices, free parking is included.
Best of all, Carrington’s offices are all on short-term rental agreements. If you decide an office isn’t right for you after all – or you grow quickly and need more space – their flexible deals mean you won’t be tied in to your rented office any longer than you want to be.
So why not find out more about Carrington’s offices to rent in Manchester by visiting www.carringtonbusinesspark.co.uk?