Looking to Rent Office Space? Ask These 3 Questions.

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Looking to rent office space for your company or startup is a pivotal point in your business. Many businesses go in blind when choosing a space. However, answering these three questions can be the key that determines your success in that place.

3 Questions to Ask Before You Rent an Office

Do not focus too much on price. It is important to keep costs down, but sometimes a low price can blind some people and they end up renting a totally wrong space.

1. Is Location Important?map, location, renting

Location, location, location, this is something that varies vastly between businesses. Some businesses need to be local and close to the client base, others can be more remote. Make sure to choose what you need. If you are a business or agency that meets with clients regularly, you need to be sure that your location is easily accessible and not too out of the way. If you have a few employees, it’s a good idea to consult with them as well, nobody likes too long of a commute. If you are a business in Victoria, DataTech is centrally located and very easy to get to.

parking, renting, space2. Do You Need Parking?

Parking is something that is often overlooked and something that can become really expensive. You need to be sure that you and your employees will have an adequate and preferably free space to park in. As a general rule, when buildings are constructed, they often allocate 3-4 parking space per 1000 square feet. If you plan to have quite a few people inside your office, take this into consideration. If you have a vehicle fleet, such as a contracting company or delivery service, you might want to invest in paid, secured monthly parking. DataTech Business Centre offers parking both in our lot and on the street.

3. Does Appearance Matter?office space, renting, appearance

This is something that is defined by the age, and type of business you conduct. Tech startups, fashion, design and marketing companies tend to prefer very modern and contemporary office spaces. On the other hand, Accountants, Lawyers, Notaries and other suit and tie companies prefer the more traditional office suite. Don’t jump into renting blindly, take a tour of the place and get a feel for the appearance and atmosphere that the office space gives off. Here at DataTech, we offer free tours to people who want to get a taste of what we have to offer.

We think that these three questions are often overlooked, so be sure to keep them in mind.