Design and Culture
For a young, dynamic start-up one of the key components to attracting new staff, when money can be limited, is to provide a cool, refreshing and unique office space and working culture, that breaks the mould of the typical 9 to 5 big business turning wheel.
Here co-working and serviced offices spaces can be a great investment for your start-up, with organically creative surroundings and in most cases, break out spaces so your team can enjoy a change of scenery when they go for their lunch or for holding team meetings.
Accessibility and Amenities
As mentioned earlier an easily accessible office space is a must for your team and clients, but also providing access to other amenities is something you should consider.
A city centre office space provides your team with access to shops and cafes, allowing them to easily grab lunch or get some shopping done saving them time after work. But you also want to check what other amenities your office space has, from high speed internet, to toilet and shower facilities, and things like bike racks, all providing morale boosting features for your employees.
We’ve left this to last, as it’s pretty obvious, that as a start-up the cost of your office space is crucial.
You need to feel confident that your office space decision isn’t going to be stretching your budget too thin in those early start-up months. Consider if there are any hidden costs, especially if you are being provided with what looks like an all-inclusive rental price, that says it covers things like your energy bills and internet, as these can sometimes have caps on, and if you go over them, you’ll find yourself with a considerable bill.
Ensure all your pricing and costing questions are sorted before you sign on the dotted line.