Home office is a relatively new term in the American language, something that wasn’t uttered too many years ago. Gradually, over that span of time, the idea of a home business has gained in popularity, someplace a person can work from home. Like any business, a home business requires a work space, an office in that home, from which the day-to-day business affairs are conducted. Typically this consists of a computer, a desk of course, and some sort of filing cabinet, although with electronic filing possible today, the filing cabinet has become optional.
We have a new way to office! Instead of looking for a home to rent that includes a spare room for an office, why not look at a flexible space which can be a number of things for you?
All of this is well and good until the day comes when your business outgrows your home, or until it comes time for customers to pay a visit to your place of business. At that point it is necessary to at least entertain thoughts of moving your business to another location.
That is where it becomes a bit dicey for many home-business owners. Can they afford a cheap office somewhere else? Commercial property for lease is not terribly cheap no matter which town you are located in, and overhead is always a concern for a small business owner.
What to do?
Think outside the box; live in the box!
The latest trend, and one that appears to be a perfect solution for many entrepreneurs, is to rent a container office, also known as a shipping container office. There are a number of reasons for doing this, other than the aforementioned need to remove your office from your home.Consider it a container house which is actually a container office/warehouse/work space.
Whereas traditional commercial property for rent can be expensive, a container office is generally below the going market price. A standard-sized shipping container is eight feet by forty feet, or 320 square feet, more than enough room for an office, and the price, comparatively speaking, is much lower than a a framed office building. Another reason to consider is the fact that a container office gives one flexibility and room for growth. If your business outgrows one container, you simply add another container, doubling your space, and you do it much quicker than if you had to add on to your existing framed building using standard construction methods.
Consider, also, that containers are basically a blank slate with which to work. Their interior can become anything you can envision. If you want a kitchenette included it is easy to accomplish. If you want to add a suite for those all-nighters, again, an easy fix. You can partition off part of the container and make a storage room, or add a container and have an instant manufacturing room or industrial space.
Does this all sound like the future? Hardly! It is happening right now in major cities across this country. One such container business is Box Office Warehouse Suites in Fort Worth, Texas, conveniently located just off the I35 freeway and a stone’s throw from Alliance Airport. There one can find a variety of container buildings and container offices, painted in bright colors, loaded with conveniences and personal touches, all ready for the forward-thinking, creative businessperson. We even have electric car charging stations!
Stop looking at cheap houses for rent, and start looking at the future.
Why limit yourself to outdated concepts? Why not be a part of a creative future? Your business deserves the best, and a container home office fits quite nicely into that creative vision.