Office moving, much like household moving, is about so much more than the building your business is moving into. It’s about the neighborhood. Will your employees work well there? Will you attract customers there? Will you feel safe there? Before buying a new office, consider these tips on how to find the right neighborhood for your company.
Is it easy for your clients to reach?
When you start the process of looking for a new neighborhood to move your company to, one of the first things you should consider is if the area is easy for your clients to reach. This will make the transition from one place to another easier for you and them and allow your relationship to flourish. Consider that the best way for your clients to reach you may be online. In that case, you’ll want to prioritize areas with good internet service.
Making Sure it’s a Realistic Commute For Your Employees
In addition to making sure it’s easy for your clients to reach you should also make sure it’s a reasonable commute for your employees. Finding a place in a reasonable distance from your employees will make the move and adjusting to the new location easier for them and help keep things running as usual.
It’s nice to know that if you didn’t bring lunch or needed to grab something quickly from the grocery store that you can do just that in the new neighborhood. Take a look around and see if there are places that you can go to for food and if there are shops nearby too for when you need them. Also, if you plan on doing company or client dinners it’s nice to know you have options.
This is a tricky one because there might be enough parking for now but what happens if you expand or if more clients come in than expected. The last thing you want is for parking limitations to cause client frustration. So, make sure when looking you for a new location that it meets your current and future needs.
It’s nice to know that you have storage facilities nearby just in case you have to do some remodeling or need a place to keep important documents or goods. Furthermore, if storage facilities are close by it makes it easier to go back and forth to access those important documents or grab an extra desk or two.
Another thing to consider when checking out neighborhoods is if there are any competitors in the area and if so how many, and how far. The last thing you want is to be hurting your business by moving into a saturated market.
Any Potential Partners or Good Companies in the Area
Just like the tip mentioned before its good to see what companies are located in the area. This can help bring about new partnerships or be a good indicator that this place is a good neighborhood to relocate to.
Any Issues in the Local Area
Lastly and most importantly, you’ll want to do some research on the local area. You’ll want to look for any issues that can be as simple as noise during business hours, there’s a leaking sewer drain with giving off foul smells in the area, or if there are future construction plans that interfere with what you have planned.
When looking for a new neighborhood to move your company to its important to make sure that it’s the right place for you and your employees currently and in the future. Take these tips into consideration as you look to relocate and you will find a place that is the perfect fit for you and your company.