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Save Money for Your Business While Renting Office Space

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Here are someinteresting ways for a business to save when renting office space.

Separate Office and Warehouse

Businesses selling products can save on costs by contracting out their warehousing. Expensive office space can be reduced if inventory and document warehousing are taken off-site.

Reach Out to Current Vendors

Leverage relationships with current vendors. If you have a business credit card from American Express, you can benefit from travel discounts, office expenses discounts and cash back programs. If you can save money by reaching out to current vendors, then take advantage.

Limit Insurance Costs

Insurance is less expensive when you rent in the short-term because you are only covering assets, not the building itself. As costs for property owners have increased steadily in recent years, renters have not seen comparable increases. Shopping around can help a business get the best possible deal on coverage.

Choose Modest Views

Although renting space with a great corner office can make the head honcho feel like he's earning the big bucks, it may be keeping him from actually earning that income. Offices with big windows and great views come with a higher price tag. If the office is self-contained and there are no clients to impress with the great corner office, a business can save a lot of money by choosing office space that doesn't boast grand windows and views.

Consider Remote Employees

It can be tough to expand a business when the physical office space is tiny, but an advantage that small businesses these days have is it's easy to hire employees who work remotely. Cloud computing has made it easy for employees in different locations to easily access the same information and collaborate on tasks and projects. All of this can be accomplished without the need to move to a larger office.

Get creative with your office space and avoid spending on anything more than is necessary to help the bottom line. Businesses looking to rent should not only consider the number of square feet needed, but also the type of building, associated costs, and location. Renting also gives a business the flexibility to move as it grows, providing a chance to new deals!

Guest post by Jennifer Morris

Jennifer is an ardent follower of cloud solution trends and database security improvement. She shares tips and advice with her readers on several business-related sites.

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Buffalo Entrepreneurs - Are you ready to move from home office to office rental?

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Your home business has taken off - congratulations! But, even though you're not a millionaire (at least not yet), your home office space just isn't large enough to accommodate your growing business. It may be time to start thinking of investing in an office rental.

Depending on your line of business, meeting face-to-face with clients or customers may be a requirement. A cluttered spare room packed with office furniture and supplies does not look appealing to visitors. It can cause a loss of business just because of the appearance of your offfice.

Since your office is the first thing they see, depending on what it looks like, you may lose business before you even say hello. Look around your current office. How would it look to you if this was someone else's office that you were thinking of doing business with? Think about it.

Okay, so maybe your line of business doesn't require having visitors. Does it really matter than what your office looks like? Absolutely.

If you're spending time searching for needed items or supplies so that you can complete a job than you are wasting valuable time and losing income. Walking into a cluttered, unorganized office breeds a cluttered, unorganized mind.

Finding the right office rental, however, to fit both your needs and your budget can be time-consuming and stressful. Our team of professionals can take the worries away and let you keep your time for more important business.

At no cost to you Officefinder.com  will do all the leg work to help you find the perfect office rental at an affordable price and convenient location.

If you're thinking about renting office space, please contact us with any questions or concerns. The future of your business is our business.

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By: James Osgood

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Regus Opens 1,500th Business Center

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Regus, the world’s largest provider of executive suite and flexible workplaces, continues to expand its network across the world opening their 1,500 office center in Pune, India. They now cover 600 cities in 99 countries. Regus is on track to achieve a network of at least 2,000 business centres globally by 2014 and dominating the global market for flexible workspaces.

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By: James Osgood

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Finding Office Space for Lease in a Tighter Market

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Despite—or perhaps because of—the slow economy, the office vacancy rate across the nation declined slightly in the last quarter of 2012, to 17.1%, according to the real estate analysis firm Reis, Inc. This is because new office construction is virtually at a standstill in this economy, so businesses must find office space within the existing supply.

What does this mean for you? It means that you will need to be aware of some trends when finding office space for lease in this tighter market.

  • Asking and effective rents grew by 0.8% in the last quarter, meaning that it could cost you more to rent that new office space than it would have last October. This is also the ninth consecutive quarter in which rents have increased, meaning that while the economy is still generally sluggish, there is some recovery for commercial real estate.
  • The sharing of office space is becoming increasingly popular. Small startups and shrinking businesses are sharing space, and rent, in an effort to save money. This can work, and if you find the right fit, it can even be synergistic for complementary businesses. However, there are also pitfalls to avoid, in terms of assumptions and expectations, differing company cultures, and—most important—making sure that you get the parameters of the relationship in writing.
  • Leased office space per worker continues to shrink. According to the Memphis Business Journal, “Leased office space averaged 600 square feet per worker in the 1970s, but that number had dropped to 176 square feet in 2012.” Companies continue to find efficiencies, push for collaboration, and re-engineer existing space to accommodate more workers. This trend will doubtless continue in the face of increasing rental rates.

So how can you address trends such as these when seeking leased office space? We suggest that you start with us. Our tenant representatives are very familiar with these trends, and with local office trends, which vary from one metropolitan area to another. They will help you find the best possible options for leased space in your city, at no cost to you. Contact us today to get the process started!

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By: James Osgood

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Are Standing Desks the Workstation of the Future?

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More and more office spaces are changes to accommodate the changing work styles of a more mobile workforce. One of the emerging trends is the standing workstation where the work surface is at an appropriate height for use by an adult standing erect.

Like all significant changes in office space environments, you should research this option well before deciding to change your office furnishings. There are some great points about these workstations and others that aren’t so wonderful.

Anthro Standing Desk

Pros:

·         It has long been recognized that sitting too much contributes to the ever increasing weight problems in America. It is also very back for the muscles and skeleton to sit for more than one hour at a time.

·         Standing increases blood flow and creates more energy, keeping the mind more alert. It’s difficult to get sleepy at a standing desk.

·         People working at standing desks tend to be more engaged with associates. It is easier to stop by and interface instead of waiting for a later meeting or a better time to stand up.

·         If good posture is practiced, the body actually gains core strength. It can also lessen back pain.

·         It is easier to rush away from a standing desk to a last minute meeting than with the traditional seated desk. Those sitting tend to collect and gather before leaving while standing workers simply grab a pad and go.

Cons

·         Eat at the desk types don’t have a space to relax during lunch. If putting in standing workstations, provide a relaxing break room to overcome this issue.

·         Some people experience sore feet and legs, especially during the transitional period. Most people adjust, but some simply do not adjust well and prefer to sit.

·         Some people have medical problems or handicaps making it impossible to stand for long periods of time.

·         Long hours can get hard to do when standing most of the time.

·         You are totally visible to other workers, without the privacy of a traditional cubical office space.

·         Unless anti-fatigue mats are used to cushion feet, standing too much can take a bit toll on the body, causing foot and leg problems.

Ways the Standing Desk Will Benefit Your Business

The mobile workforce seems to prefer standing workstations because they have likely been sitting in client meetings, working in third places while sitting and when they stop into the office to take care of tasks, it is refreshing to stand for a bit. These workers are not tied to the same desk all day long. 

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By: James Osgood

 

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