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.
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.
Below you’ll find a list of points to consider while you’re searching for your businesses ideal office space. Unfortunately there is no such thing as a definitively ‘perfect’ space (and if there was, then chances are it would be pretty unaffordable) but there is such a thing as a perfect office space for YOU and YOUR business.
One minute the office is tidy, organized, and everything has its place. The next, the paper starts piling up, folders are bursting with documents that you probably don’t even need, and the thought of sorting through it is a daunting nightmare.
The number of Americans working from home has jumped 41 percent since 1999. And as technology continues to evolve (mobile, social, collaboration), we can expect more growth in work-at-home jobs and telecommuting.
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