The search for apartment rentals for small business owners can be a frustrating one.
Would you be interested if we could make it a bit less-frustrating and confusing?
For the uneducated, here’s the problem small business owners face: in a word . . . cash!
It costs money to start up a business. Even if it is a shoestring undertaking, it still costs money for a business license, the beginning inventory, advertising, and on and on we go, and since we’re talking about small businesses, the problems spill into the personal life, because there is rent to worry about, and utilities, and on and on we go. So most small business owners begin with a “work from home” strategy, starting their business in their home, which means over-crowding, general disarray, and frayed nerves as the inventory is stored in the bathroom and the business office threatens to take over the bedroom.
So more room is needed, but amazingly some small business owners just compound the problem by looking for a larger apartment in their apartment rental search, when they should be looking at a cheap office in addition to the apartment they already rent. Yes, we said “in addition to,” and yes, we know that means added expense, but just stay with us for a moment and you’ll see the wisdom of this approach.
By renting an inexpensive office in a prime commercial real estate area, a business owner is giving a professional face to the business. He/she is also probably saving their marriage because let’s face it, working from your home is a recipe for disaster.
Now consider this scenario and then you tell me if this doesn’t sound perfect:
An inexpensive office/commercial space for about the cost of a cheap studio apartment; the office has all the latest amenities, great security, and is located in one of the hottest commercial areas in the state; would you be interested? This office space also has a full-bath, a patio, a coffee bar, plush interior, and a great upstairs meeting room for entertaining clients. The parking lot is well-lit and there are sidewalks, electric car charging stations, and bike racks. In fact, this office is so well-designed, it really has all the comforts of home.
Would you be interested?
And you scream “I CAN’T AFFORD AN APARTMENT AND AN OFFICE!”
And we calmly state that if there is a will then there is a way!
If you live in the Fort Worth area then you can go see this dream situation. Take the Golden Triangle Exit off Interstate 35 and follow the neon sign to Box Office Warehouse Suites. There you will find small offices made from retrofitted shipping containers which truly are as comfortable as a home, located in the Alliance commercial real estate area, one of the busiest commercial areas in Texas. They are flexible, affordable, and eco-friendly, and by cutting off a little more fat from your expenses, you can afford one, and in doing so you will have made a brilliant decision.