If you own a home-based business, chances are, at some point, you have considered office space for lease.
Our goal, in this article, is to present a realistic look at the pros, and cons, of office space for rent for your business, thus giving you a solid foundation of factual information upon which you can base your decision.
We are the Fort Worth Design District, an enclave of creative-minded business people, in the heart of the Alliance Area, and we offer outstanding industrial and commercial property for rent in the fastest-growing area in all of Tarrant County. Call us at 817-439-3224 for more information and to arrange for a tour of The District.
Now, though, let’s talk about that home-based business of yours.
The pros of office space for lease for a small, home-based business
Office space, separate from your home, gives your business a professional face. When clients or customers want to discuss your product or service, they can do so in a professional setting, rather than in a spare bedroom which has been transformed into an office.
Office space, separate from your home, frees up your home to be just a home, its original purpose. It allows your children to run free and be children, rather than tiptoe around so they don’t disturb their parents during work hours.
Office space, separate from your home, separates work and pleasure, and actually frees up time to spend with family and friends. Having an office in your home makes it far too easy to always be doing business in your home, thus infringing on free time you need for mental health.
The cons of office space for lease
The main knock against an office for rent, for a small business owner, is undeniably the cost. Many home-based businesses simply cannot take on the additional cost of rent plus overhead plus signage, and make no mistake about it, there is an additional cost involved.
In addition, renting an office, away from home, means that funky business you started in your kitchen is no longer a funky business, but rather a larger business based on a funky idea, and that is an important distinction. As odd as it may be to believe, some small businesses actually suffer by trying to become larger businesses. The homey vibe is lost as the business grows and grows.
Increased business means increased taxes, means hiring more employees, and it means less time at home with family. Is that what you really want? Is that why you really started your business in the first place?
Which is the right decision for you?
It really is impossible for us to answer this question. All we can tell you, with certainty, that in the Fort Worth area, it is possible to rent an office space without breaking the bank, and we can show you a couple options, in the Fort Worth Design District, which we believe are doable for small businesses.
A final word about the Fort Worth Design District.
Those options are Paddock Place Office Suites, a coworking space arrangement where office suites start at $550 per month on a month-by-month basis, and Box Office Warehouse Suites, where full-time rentals begin at a very low $975 per month.
Give us a call should you decide that an office space for lease, for your home-based business, is a choice you want to make. We can show you some options which will definitely fit into your operating budget.