It’s a valid question, one you need to ask, and answer, before you begin your search for industrial space.
What kind do you actually need?
This can be a confusing area for a small business owner, one who previously just ran a home business but now, due to increased sales, finds themselves in a position of finding suitable and affordable industrial space. Where to begin?
You begin with the aforementioned question: what type of industrial lease space do you need.
There is retail space, warehouse space, flex space, maker space, and hobby shop space. You also have office warehouse combination space, artist studios, office space, and garage space.
Where does your small business fit on that spectrum?
Answer that question and then it really gets difficult.
Is your business a general retail outlet, or does it sell specialty items, like marine equipment?
Knowing the answer to that question will help you determine your location needs.
And what about your budget?
You’ll not only need a commercial space to handle today’s workload, but also to handle the workload of the future?
Does the property have room for growth, and can you afford that lease rate?
You’re a small business with a small business budget, so you can’t afford too much but still, you need more than you currently have.
As you can see, looking for industrial space can be complicated!
But wait! It doesn’t have to be.
What if I told you that no matter what you are looking for, you can find it all in one place, all manner of small businesses finding all of their needs met in one business park? Does that sound impossible or too good to be true?
Well, it was impossible until very recently when Box Office Warehouse Suites opened in Fort Worth, Texas.
Once Box Office Warehouse Suites opened their doors, the commercial real estate landscape changed, and the beneficiary of that positive change is you, the small business owner.
You see, Box Office Warehouse Suites is a business park made entirely from shipping containers.
You read that right, shipping containers!
Inexpensive shipping containers! Flexible, one-size-fits-all shipping containers! Eco-friendly shipping containers! Containers that can be retail stores, offices, warehouses, flex space, makerspace, or artist lofts; anything you want your business to be.
Welcome to the shipping container revolution, a revolution which will completely change the way people look at commercial property.
Shipping containers, flexible office space which can grow as your business grows. Shipping containers, efficient but comfortable, space designed to be many things to many people, space which fits the way you work, perfect space for creative entrepreneurs who aren’t afraid to think outside the box.
Is it a warehouse, an office lease space, or a shop? It can be all three, or two of the three, or just one; the point is that shipping containers give a business owner the freedom to change as business changes and demands call for change, and you just won’t find too many industrial locations which can make that boast.
Here’s the bottom line: if you are looking for industrial space, and you need flexibility and value for the buck, then shipping containers are by far your best option. If they are not available in your area then make sure you only sign on the bottom line once you are completely comfortable and satisfied that the property you found meets a majority of your business needs.