Listen, if you are a business owner, you can look for a townhome for rent for living, but you can’t rent a townhome for business. Please allow that truth to sink into your gray matter forever and a day. Either live in a townhome or not, but don’t run a business out of it.
The same reason why you don’t mix oil and water!
It makes a mess!
Allow me to explain!
A business needs a business persona. No matter what you do in your business, retail to crafts, from wholesale to the service industry, everything you do in your business, and every decision you make for your business, must be weighed with the business persona in mind. Does a decision directly affect your business, and if so does it affect it in a positive or negative way.
Renting a townhome as a business location does not reflect on your professionalism. Renting a townhome for a business says small-time. It tells the public that you are running a business half-heartedly, and that is not what you want your business location to tell the public. Imagine the first time you invite a customer to your townhome to talk about business. The kids are running around the living room, or the dog has just pooped in the kitchen, or the cat litter stinks. This is not what you want in a business location. Are rental homes a good idea for entrepreneurs? Read on!
On the other hand, running your business out of a professional office, warehouse, or artist suite, speaks of professionalism. It tells the public that you are dead serious about your image. It tells the public that you are a person worth speaking to, a serious business person with some serious ideas which can help your customers.
Don’t mix the two.
Oil and water!
So, if you need a new place to live, by all means go find the nicest townhome you can find. Move into it, enjoy it, and make it a loving home.
Just don’t run your business out of it! There are practical office suites for lease that don’t cost an arm and a leg.
Commercial and industrial property is easy to find. Any decent-sized city will give you loads of properties to choose from. Pick the one which works best for your business and then lease it. Make up a list of things you absolutely must have in your business location, and then don’t sign a lease until you find a place which adequately meets your needs.
And then set about being successful!
And if you are really lucky, you’ll find a place like Box Office Warehouse Suites, and all of your problems will be over.
Box Office Warehouse Suites is the first, and only, business park in the Fort Worth, Texas area that is made entirely out of shipping containers. It us unique, it is funky, it is easily-accessible, it is eco-friendly, and it speaks volumes about any businessperson who chooses it as a business location. The owner of Box Office Warehouse Suites, Ron Sturgeon, calls it commercial property for rent with an attitude, and that is an adequate description.
So go find yourself some commercial property with an attitude, and stop this silliness of running a business out of a townhome.