“Rent a house” options are not limited to just houses if you own a home-based business. If that statement confuses you, or at least prods your curiosity, read on and we’ll explain.
Let me ask you this question: what is your goal in owning a home-based business? Most of you will say it is to make money, correct? The word “business” implies a desire to earn an income, does it not? So you start up your business, you work at it for a few years, and Good Lord willing, you start seeing success. Your business grows and eventually you reach the point where you are facing a dilemma: your business outgrows the functionality of your home. You need more space. Now what do you do?
You could, of course, rent a bigger home, but that seems to be a case of postponing the inevitable, because sooner or later, if success continues, you will outgrow that home, and on and on we go, not to mention the fact that a successful business needs a successful image, and successful businesses do not appear successful when they are operated out of a two-bedroom rambler. Bill Gates began in a garage; when he found success he didn’t stay in the garage now did he?
So you reach a point where you need commercial property for your business, but not just any commercial property will do. Once you take the leap to rent/lease commercial property, you might as well take the additional leap and lease commercial property that is “just right” for your particular business, so you make a list of desired features, and you take that list on your search, and you discover, to your dismay, that most commercial property looks alike. Offices, warehouses, artist suites, flex spaces, makerspaces, they all look the same. They are bland in appearance, and they all have the personality of a dentist’s office. The commercial suite dilemma!
Back to the drawing board!
And now it’s time for this writer to give you a solution, and that solution is summed up in two words: shipping containers!
No, I’m not suggesting you ship your business overseas for the highest bidder. I’m suggesting you take advantage of the shipping container revolution, and you rent a shipping container office or warehouse for your home-based business.
Container buildings are revolutionary and practical. They are flexible in design, and they are just funky enough, and quirky enough, to fit the image established by any small business. They are, in the words of one entrepreneur, commercial property for rent with an attitude.
Would you like to see what this revolution looks like, in the flesh so to speak? Take a look at Box Office Warehouse Suites in the Greater Fort Worth, Texas area. Thirty-eight commercial suites made from 100 shipping containers, the first, and only, business park in the North Fort Worth area made entirely from shipping containers. It is a sight to behold and well-worth a look-see if you are looking for a change and a location which reflects your vision of your company.