1. The First Big Steps 7. Plan your business
2. How to Start a Business? 8. Checklist
3. Discover What Works 9. Methods of Trading
4. Follow this Checklist to Get Started 10. The Mighty Dollar
5. Location Location Location 11. 10 Tips for a Balanced Life
6. An Office Environment 12. How to Lower your organization's IT costs with Google Apps

Monday, June 11, 2007

An Office Environment

Other options for small businesses include working out a business facillity. Picture how your ideal business place would look like - the interior layout, for instance. Think about the space and how it will be divided into rooms or work areas. But also think about vital features such as parking spaces and loading docks.

Consider whether your business will be in a city, a suburb, a small town, or out in a countryside area? And whether this will make it easier (or harder) for you to get necessities - such as a trained workforce or access to an airport? Can you operate anywhere, or must you be at particular area to make a statement about your business, or attract the right customers?

A good facility should:
  • Allow you to efficiently carry out the necessary functions of your business
  • Present your business in a good light.
  • Allow for growth potential
  • Fulfill your needs at the right price.

If you are buying or renting, complex tax and cash management issues are involved, so get advice from a trained account or lawyer.

Before you rent or buy, find out what the property is worth on the open market. Then think about what you can afford to pay, taking into account the profit potential of your business. For this, you need help from a real estate expert who knows the business property in the area.

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