Office spaces are no longer a bland land of cubicles and white-washed walls. Companies finally realized that when employees actually want to be at work, they will be more productive.
Have you ever fantasized about what would be in your ideal office? Take a look at what some companies already include, from skate parks to bomb shelters.
You don't need an MBA to launch a company, but you do need some business know-how. No matter where you are in the process—whether you're brainstorming ideas or getting ready to sign the commercial lease—don't forget about six key decisions that will need to be made
While it's tempting to just clock out since the year is winding down, the opportunities available at this time of year are huge. Because most companies want to make sure to end December with the highest numbers possible, you can find deals that aren't available at any other point on the calendar.
Moving into a new office can be exciting, especially if you are opening a new business or expanding your organization. The problem is that the prospect of hiring more talented people and bringing in more business might take your attention away from services that should be in place for a successful business environment.
Your business makes an impression even before clients or customers get through the front door. No, we're not talking about your company's website (though that is important).
Contrary to what many entrepreneurs might think, it actually is not always the best idea to use your own money to buy pricey equipment for your company. But when your small business needs equipment—and does not have the funds available to buy it—what can you do?
Home offices are great: you can roll out of bed and start working in a matter of seconds. There are some businesses that can grow and flourish from a home office for their entire period of operation—but there are some that need bigger spaces or some distance to move beyond a certain level.
Where is the best place for startups to, well, start up? GoodApril, a tax-planning startup based in San Francisco, compared maximum personal income tax, property tax, median tech-employee earnings, the cost of housing, and the cost of office space. Then they ranked the top seven startup cities in the US.
Moving is always a hassle, no matter if it's to a new state, city, or even just down the street. Moving can be even more stressful if you're not only relocating your life, but also your company. Sometimes, however, moving is necessary to grow you business, especially if you started your company in your home or college town.