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How Much Office Space Does My Business Need?
We often get asked the question “How much office space do you think my business needs?” and as each business is unique, the answer is not always going to be the same. It may not be as straightforward as you might think when it comes to deciding on how much office space you require.
A common misconception we come across often is that people often use sq. ft. to decide how much space they will need. This is understandable, as specifications will often provide office sizes in sq. ft., however it can be difficult to even visualize what 500 sq. ft. of office space looks like. For example, a business with 4 employees might ask for an office approximately 500 sq. ft., but did you know that a 500 sq. ft. office accommodates up to 10 people? Unless you have a lot of your own equipment or want your own breakout area then a 500 sq. ft. office is likely to be too large for a business with only 4 employees. It’s important to remember that space you aren’t going to use is wasted money.
The business center operator will be able to give you the best guide on how much space you will need, so don’t be afraid to ask them questions. By viewing a few different sized offices, you can then get then get a better idea of how much space you require.
The major benefit of using serviced offices is the flexibility of the office space. If you’ve outgrown your office and need to expand the office space provider will do the best they can to move you into a larger office (providing they have space available). Short term leases mean that you aren’t tied in to long-term contracts and give you the flexibility to upsize and downsize.
Things to Consider When Looking at Office Space.
Businesses that regularly use meeting rooms might think that they need their own meeting room within their office, but the reality is, it is much more cost effective to just rent meeting rooms as and when you need to use them. This eliminates the need for your own meeting room to be paid for on a full-time basis without being utilized effectively.
Serviced offices usually include maintained shared kitchen spaces so there is no need to have your own kitchenette inside your office, which can take up lots of valuable working space.
Looking for Serviced Office space in Chester? Obsidian Offices provide flexible, hassle free office space for all types of businesses. We work with you to provide bespoke space that meets your needs. To find out more contact email@example.com or call 01244 394 200 to talk to a member of our team.