The perfect office. Does it even exist? Or is it some mythical creature from the depths of the underworld, a fantasy that everyone wants but can’t have? Well, even if you did have the perfect office, would you really know that you were standing in it? When you are the owner of a company and you are looking for that elusive perfect office to set up as your base of operations, you can never really be sure that you have found the right one as you make the rounds. Sure, location and cost are both very important factors, but are they really all that matter? Of course not. It isn’t even half the story. Make sure you check if the office you are standing in satisfies certain points that have to be met when you are in that sweet spot.
First impressions last forever
It is incredibly important that you remember this fact, especially when looking at serviced offices for your business. Check that the reception area is absolutely wonderful. It doesn’t have to look like Disneyland, but it does have to have some semblance of professionalism, exclusivity, warmth and class. This is the first place in your company that your clients are going to see. You need their first interaction with your business to be a positive one. In addition to the reception area, look for the meeting rooms. Make sure they are relatively easy to get to from the reception. Check that they are all maintained with a high standard of cleanliness and that you don’t feel like you are in a morgue when you walk into one of them. The last thing you need is for your prospective business partners to be in a less than happy mood because your reception and meeting rooms weren’t presentable and welcoming enough.
Check for WiFi availability, just in case. It is quite common in the modern world to have it, of course, and a lot of serviced offices have strong wireless internet connections. On the off chance that yours doesn’t, make sure you check before you rent it out. If you don’t you may end up having to put in manual Ethernet wires for your computers, and you will have to end up spending for an on-site network maintenance team. Read this article to find out more about a business center in JLT.
Also, check if the office internet is a dedicated line for that space alone, or whether it is shared among the rest of the building. If there are other people sharing it, there are going to be some slow, spotty connections to deal with.