Why would we tell you a duplex for rent is a bad choice for a small businessman?
Because we care about you, that’s why, and we don’t want to see you making a mammoth mistake with your small business.
Listen, we understand the thinking. We just think the thinking is flawed. You want to rent a duplex. You want to live on one side, and in the other unit you want to conduct your small business. In theory it makes a great amount of sense, but in reality it is a tacky idea which will cost you business.
Allow us to explain in the simplest terms possible.
There are reasons why cities are divided into residential, business, industrial, and commercial spaces: this is Basic City Planning 101, and the reasons are because of aesthetics, safety, and peace of mind. You keep all of your industrial activities separated from the residential. Nobody wants to live in a noisy area where big rigs are hauling stuff, right? A similar reason can be given for other divisions of any city. You don’t put retail stores in among warehouses. Consumers like retail stores in a centralized location so they don’t have to drive all over Hell’s Half Acre to find something they need. And hey, you don’t want a city park nestled in the warehouse district. That’s not exactly the ambiance families look for.
So, the problem with duplexes as business locations should now be obvious. Duplexes are located in residential areas, and residential areas are not where cities want business to be conducted. Usually zoning laws will simply prohibit it from happening, but even if the zoning law permits it, it is a whacky idea bound to fail.
So take your small business to an industrial or commercial area and look for the perfect solution for your business, practical office suites for lease. There are tons of commercial properties available for leasing, so take your time. Look for one which perfectly matches your business needs.
What’s that you say? None of the existing commercial properties have what you are looking for?
It’s a common refrain, one sung in many major cities, but it doesn’t have to be true.
There is a revolution in the development and construction business, and that is the shipping container revolution!
Do you want to see what that revolution looks like? Take a look at Box Office Warehouse Suites in Fort Worth, the first, and only business park in the North Fort Worth area made entirely from shipping containers. There you will find thirty-eight units (suites) made from 100 shipping containers, and there you will find the answer to your needs as a small businessperson. Small offices, small warehouses, flex space, artist suites, workspace for artisans, it’s all there at Box Office Warehouse Suites, all affordable, all flexible, all eco-friendly, and all in the busiest commercial area in the Fort Worth metro area, the Alliance commercial real estate area.
Check them out online and take a look at the perfect alternative to renting a duplex.