Know your business and industry better than anyone else in the world. — Mark Cuban
So you’ve arrived at the decision that your company needs to move locations. It’s a big and exciting step for your business and one that may seem daunting – with a whole world of office space open to you, how do you choose the best new home for you, your staff and your vision?
It goes without saying that you need something you can afford – just don’t forget to check all leases and contracts thoroughly for hidden costs before you budget for your move. But there are many practical factors you should bear in mind besides cost. Once you’ve identified a number of properties within your budget and preferred zip code(s), read on for everything else you need to know to narrow down your list.
“Progress always involves risks. You can’t steal second base and keep your foot on first.” ~ Frederick B Wilcox
Moving your business – or even expanding your premises – is a significant and likely disruptive decision.
How do you know when it’s the right time to pack up or start knocking down walls? It’s a delicate balance – you don’t want to risk your business by taking a big step before you’re ready. But as an entrepreneur intimately involved with the day-to-day running of your business, you’ll be able to spot the signs your current workspace is limiting your business – and that an expansion or relocation is just what your company needs to move forward.
Get big quietly, so you don’t tip off potential competitors. — Chris Dixon
“I never took a day off in my twenties. Not one.” — Bill Gates
If you’ve ever wasted an afternoon searching for an important file, you know that the state of your workspace has a huge impact on your work.
You don’t need to be a feng shui expert (or hire one), you just need to remember some basic principles and implement them regularly. Read on for the top 7 secrets to optimizing your workspace for maximum productivity and employee morale.
“Great vision without great people is irrelevant.” — Jim Collins
The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain. — Dolly Parton
When you innovate, you’ve got to prepare for people telling you that you are nuts. – Larry Ellison