Small office solutions for the small businessperson; if you are tired of the “work from home” atmosphere, and want to move your operation into a small office, we have an interesting suggestion you’ll want to read about.
You know who you are: you started a home business to make a few extra bucks, to pay a few bills, and to start working towards a better financial future. You read all the books, did everything according to some wise suggestions, pinched every penny, cut every possible corner, and practiced guerilla marketing like a pro, and all that work paid off and your business started to soar. You’re probably not going to threaten Microsoft anytime soon, but you have outgrown your home and that’s a problem. Extra inventory is filling up your garage, your office looks like the aftermath of a blitzkrieg, and you’re too ashamed to bring customers over to discuss business.
It’s time for a small office, but is a cheap office for you?
Now you start getting nervous, because a small office means added monthly costs and, well, it means change and decisions you haven’t had to face before. Where should your small office be? How big should it be? How accessible to major transportation options should it be? And you have limited funds for this office, so you add up your figures and decide on a figure you can afford to pay without hurting your business . . . $1000 per month to lease a small office!
One-thousand bucks isn’t much, not in today’s real estate market, and as you start searching for a new home for your business, you come to realize just how little you’re going to get for that thousand. The first thing you notice is all of the small offices look the same, standard issue, four walls, usually off-white, with all the personality of a dentist office. Some don’t have enough storage room, some have a terrible location, and some have no option for growth should growth occur, which means another move in the distant future. It appears there is no such things as practical office suites for lease.
What to do?
It’s time to consider a new trend in office leasing, and that trend is shipping container offices.
Don’t be shocked and don’t turn up your nose at the idea. Shipping containers are becoming the hot ticket in industrial and commercial real estate. They are small enough for a small business, but they can also easily be added onto, meaning they can grow with your business growth. We call it flex space, and no other industrial office space is as flexible as shipping containers.They are, without a doubt, the perfect commercial shop for rent.
Expenses? Shipping container offices are reasonably priced because they are inexpensive to build and retrofit, and that makes them the perfect solution for a small business owner with a tight budget. And no other office space option screams individuality like a shipping container does. Shipping container offices are offices for dreamers, the new Creatives, and they are a hot ticket item in real estate.
So what do you say? Cookie-cutter boredom, or shipping container coolness?
For more information about shipping container offices/retail spaces, call Box Office Warehouse Suites at (817) 903-9438. It just might be the most important phone call you ever make. We offer flex space with attitude!