Rent offices for your business? Could there be offices to rent that better suit your needs? And could a change of office make your business more efficient – or save you money?
Manchester-based not-for-profit organisation Carrington Business Park (http://www.carringtonbusinesspark.co.uk) have created the following five-point checklist to help you make sure you’re renting offices that are right for you…
1) IS THE OFFICE YOU RENT COST-EFFECTIVE?
Perhaps the most obvious – and important – factor to consider when looking for offices to rent is cost. Are you paying over the odds? Could you save money by renting offices that are smaller, or in a different location? Even if you’re happy with the office you rent at the moment, it might be worth investigating alternative premises. Anything that can help you save money is well worth considering, especially in the current economic climate.
2) DO YOU RENT AN OFFICE IN THE RIGHT LOCATION?
When renting offices, it’s important to be in the right location. Do you need to be right in the city centre – or could you save money by moving to the outskirts? If most of your staff or visiting clients travel to your office by car, is your office easy to access? It’s important to get that balance between accessibility and cost of rent.
3) HOW BIG – OR SMALL- DOES THE OFFICE YOU RENT NEED TO BE?
When it comes to renting offices, size matters. Take a look around your office. Are your teams crammed in like sardines? Or is there more office space than you could ever need? Renting a smaller office could save you money. Conversely, if your teams can’t move without bumping into each other, maybe it’s time to look for a larger office to rent.
4) DO YOU HAVE A FIXED OR FLEXIBLE LEASE?
If you’re currently tied into a long-term lease, think carefully before you renew. Can you guarantee you’ll need an office for the same size for so long? If you don’t already have a short term lease, consider moving to an office that allows you more flexibility. With a flexible lease you can upsize or downscale as your business demands it.
5) IS THERE FREE PARKING?
Do you currently rent an office that offers adequate parking for you, your staff and visitors? Do they have to pay to park, or park a considerable distance from your office? Free parking is a luxury, but it’s one worth seeking out.
If your office comes up short on any of the above criteria, why not take a look at Carrington Business Park?
As a not-for-profit organisation, Carrington offers highly attractive rates. Their offices are based close to Manchester city centre, Manchester Airport and the motorway network – so they’re easy to access. They offer offices to rent of various sizes, from one-man enterprises to teams of up to 40.
All of Carrington’s offices to rent are on short term, flexible leases – so you won’t be tied to the office you rent for longer than you want to be. And finally, there’s ample free parking space – and even great value on-site catering!
If you think your business could benefit from renting new premises, find out more about Carrington at http://www.carringtonbusinesspark.co.uk. And if you’d like to arrange a visit, call 0161 776 4000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.