Why Location is Everything when Choosing an Office

Your business’ location can have a big impact on how much profit you make. An office that is easy to get to, has great links with the rest of the world and all the embellishments a modern company needs would be ideal. Picking somewhere to set yourself up is a hard decision, but you must take your time and do your research before signing that lease contract. Businesswoman in front of a London office building – photo credit: Roberto Trombetta / Flickr Looking at the stats for each major city and town in your area will help to make your decision easier.…

5 Space-saving Tips for your Small Office

Okay. We know the reality of becoming your own boss. While the upsides are fancy and all – work as you like, set your own schedule, pursue your dream/passion/profits as you like, and so on, when we go down to (gasp) budget, things can become quite challenging. You need to dig deeper into your pocket – often your very own pocket (because you hate giving away the ownership of your business to VCs and investors in exchange for funding/financing.) In the process, you need to be watchful of what you’re spending.…

5 Tips for Getting the Home Office you Want (Using Home Loans)

Buying your dream home office can be fun and exciting, but getting the funds for it is completely the opposite. Even though there are financing companies that offer simple and easy home loans, it is usually stressing and complicated, especially at first. The good thing is that it doesn’t have to be, as there are things you can do to speed-up and streamline the process. Here are the things you should remember when you are applying for your first home loan: 1.…

How to Grow your Business Beyond your Home Office

There are many benefits to growing your small business beyond your home office. Having a professional office space instantly boosts your business credibility and will hopefully attract bigger and better clients. Below are some top tips for growing your business – whenever you are ready to go to the next level: Find a suitable office space Moving out from your home office can be daunting. Looking for office space which is affordable, suitable and relatively close to your home is tricky.…

Three Space Saving Ideas for the Office

Office design has now become synonymous with things like egg chairs, ping-pong tables, and arcade machines. While this may be fine for multi-billion dollar companies like Google and Facebook, the majority of us would appreciate it if our office simply made the best use of its real estate. Here is three ways you can start saving space. Think Vertically If you look around, you will notice a growing trend in our urban landscapes: we now have to build upwards rather than outwards.…

Entrepreneurs: Look to the Future When Selecting Office Space

Selecting office space with an eye to the longer term can be a vitally important factor, especially with companies that expect to see growth in the short to mid-term. The majority of landlords will accept only a minimum of two years (although longer is common) for companies to rent their space, that will be a legally binding tenancy over the fixed period. Many contracts will have breaking conditions that are often punitively expensive should a company find that the office isn’t working out for them.…