Rent apartment and commercial shop separately for a small business: that may be the best advice ever given to a small business owner, and it is advice often ignored with adverse results.
If you are interested in a solution, continue reading.
Why it is ignored can be easily understood: it is often a matter of not enough money for a small business owner, so they make do with what they have; they work from home, thus saving money by not renting a commercial shop or office. Saving money is, without a doubt, important for a small business owner. Most small businesses have to account for every penny, and they squeeze those pennies for every bit of worth they can get out of them.
But there comes a time when it simply is not practical to continue this marriage of home and business. The business will, eventually, outgrow the home. Customers will need to visit your place of business, and a home does not give a good business impression. And a business, in a residential area, is not surrounded by other businesses, again a detriment for business.
There really is only one logical solution: rent the least-expensive apartment you can find, and rent the least-expensive commercial shop you can find. Find a way to afford both and make it work!
This may sound daunting at first. How can you afford both? Most commercial property cost over $1000 per month. Most apartments cost over $1000 per month. Can your small business support an expenditure of $2000 per month, or more, and still survive?
It’s a valid concern, but we may have a solution to the commercial suite dilemma.
The shipping container revolution . . . inexpensive commercial property which is functional, funky, flexible, and the wave of the commercial future . . . that’s the solution!
Instead of us just telling you about it, we ask you to turn your attention to Box Office Warehouse Suites, the first, and only, business park in North Fort Worth, Texas, made entirely from shipping containers. The perfect small office solution. If you can’t make the trip there to see for yourself, check them out online. What you will find are inexpensive retrofitted and re-designed shipping containers, 320 square feet per container, beautifully-designed, serving as offices, warehouses, garages, flex space, and makerspace, all in a lovely business park owned and operated by the King of Commercial Property in Fort Worth, Ron Sturgeon.
Units begin at $875 per month, inexpensive by any commercial standards. Rent a commercial shop there, rent a studio apartment in the neighboring Alliance commercial real estate area, and your total expense will be blow $2000 per month, and all of your space problems are solved.
If you are concerned about the environment . . . if you are a minimalist . . . if you are looking for something that is good for the economy and good for your pocket book, then find a business park like Box Office Warehouse Suites. You deserve it . . . your business deserves it . . . commercial property for rent with an attitude!