It can be hard to find office space for rent in today’s rapidly growing business world. Many companies compete fiercely for the best locations at the most affordable prices, everyone trying to make their business the most enticing place to work. Whether you’re a hopeful entrepreneur, home-based startup, or already an owner of one of the 28 million small businesses in the U.S. looking to expand it might be time to find office space for rent in your area. Here are three strategies to help you find the best temporary office space rentals available.
1.) Networking: The five most important qualities in an office are: social space, heating and cooling (comfort), proximity to food and drink, quality of furniture, and quality of coffee, according to a survey of U.S. office workers. The best way to find out if the potential space you’re looking at has these things is by asking other people who may have worked in them. In the same way you can network for a job or in the recruitment of employees there’s no reason to not utilize this tool when trying to find office space for rent. Let people who work in office environments know when you’re looking for options and they might be able to tip you off to a place in their building that just opened up or tell you about a location they worked at last year when their office was being fumigated. Sometimes it’s all about who you know.
2.) Online Services: There are a plethora of online services dedicated to searching for the right office space be it temporary or more permanent options. Many of them give you the freedom to specify searches to specific areas and only include the options that have certain amenities within a given price range. This is the easiest and most convenient way of doing it since you don’t have to leave your house or current office.
3.) Outside the Box: While the first two options are how the majority of people find office space for rent, there are other ways to go about it. For instance, there’s nothing wrong with knocking on someones door and asking about a vacant location that isn’t being advertised for sale or rent. A lot of times businesses own commercial real estate that they don’t currently use, but also don’t want to sell in case they need it in the future. These could be non-traditional office buildings, but can serve the function just fine. You might be able to work out a deal with owners to let you rent temporarily providing them with income they otherwise wouldn’t have, while still not committing the long-term future of the real estate.