If your small business has grown to the point where you are considering an office warehouse for rent, this article should prove beneficial to you. We have a checklist for you to consider, a checklist we believe will simplify the process of looking for an office warehouse for rent, a checklist which should help you to find the very best industrial property for lease available in your area.
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Enough about us. Let’s take a look at that checklist we promised to you.
An office warehouse for rent checklist
The main points we want to touch upon are these:
- Future growth
There are quite a few other considerations, but these are, in our opinion, the top five to tackle first. Let’s take a look at each of these.
We do not necessarily believe that location is crucial for all businesses; there are some businesses, like some wholesale suppliers, or businesses which deal in products not found anywhere else, for which location is not terribly important.
However, for the vast majority of businesses, location does matter, and especially since this article is about an office warehouse for rent, the word office meaning interaction with customers. Any interaction with customers calls for a location which is easy to travel to, meaning proximity to major roads/highways, and it would help if that location were also near major population centers. Having said that, generally speaking, the better the location, the higher the rental cost.
Most people, starting out, will only consider the rental cost of the rental property, and not consider the other costs involved. You may find an office warehouse for rent, or a warehouse for rent, for what seems to be a great price, but what are the secondary costs? What will utilities cost? What will insurance cost? What will transportation cost going to and from the warehouse to customers? What will signage cost, and what will it cost to prepare that rental property for your grand opening?
Far too many small businesses have gone under because they did not consider the costs after the initial cost of renting the property.
We already talked about location and how accessible the rental property is for clients, but how accessible is it for large trucks? A warehouse means deliveries and shipments, and that means trucks, and trucks need room to make wide turns. And do you need a loading dock?
We could share horror stories with you about company owners who did not check out the zoning in a particular area before renting in that area. Not all areas are zoned for industrial use, and zoning boundaries can be random, at best, at times. Save yourself future headaches and check to make sure the property you are considering is located where your type of business can be operated.
The main goal of any business is to grow and be successful, right? What if you rent the perfect office warehouse for rent, based on your current sales, and next year your sales skyrocket and you outgrow that “perfect” rental property? What then? A move could be harmful for your business.
Final thoughts about renting an office warehouse for rent
Our bottom line is this: do your homework before you begin your search, and make sure your homework has been done correctly before you sign a rental agreement.
Can you vs should you?
One final thought to consider: just because you can does not necessarily mean you should. Do you really want to move up from a comfortable, small business, to a larger one with larger problems. Larger means more of everything: more employees, more inventory, more supply issues, and more time spent away from family, friends, hobbies, etc.
Just something to think about!
A final word about the Fort Worth Design District
The Fort Worth Design District is actually three business parks in the Alliance Area: Box Office Warehouse Suites, Paddock Place Office Suites, and the Golden Triangle Business Park. Call us and arrange for a tour with our leasing agent. If you are a small business owner, looking for that perfect office warehouse for rent, we believe we have what you need, with affordable properties in a great location.