The title of this article, the Fort Worth Design District welcomes small businesses, may seem counter-intuitive to many; after all, in the real world, larger commercial and industrial space for lease cost means more profit per square foot than smaller ones. Why would an enclave of three distinct business parks welcome smaller when larger would earn the business parks more money?
Read on for the answer to that mystery. We are the Fort Worth Design District, offering creative solutions for business owners. Call us at 817-439-3224 for more information and to arrange for a tour of The District.
Now, let’s talk small!
The future of the business landscape
Economic forecasters are in agreement regarding one aspect of the business landscape in the United States; the number of small businesses will drastically increase over the next ten years. This does not mean large corporations will disappear or diminish, but it does mean many individuals will decide to take the plunge into business, saying goodbye to the 9-5 grind of traditional jobs.
We see this already. The explosion of the home-based business niche is just one example, and the number of people willing to take that plunge is rapidly increasing in number.
Changes brought on by the pandemic
One thing COVID taught us is that traditional ways of doing business are outdated. This is a virtual world now. Many traditional jobs can now be done at home, or on the road in a RV, or while traveling to far-away destinations. Smaller, more mobile jobs are in; stodgy, brick-and-mortar locations are out.
People are questioning their basic outlook on life since the pandemic. They are taking a closer look at their priorities. They are questioning how they want to spend the limited amount of time they have left on this planet, working warehouse jobs or retail clerk job, or working for themselves?
Small shops, small warehouses, small offices
This change in the way we see business, and this explosion of small businesses, mean there is suddenly a huge need for small shops, small warehouses, and small offices. The huge warehouse for rent of yesteryear is terribly outdated. The 5,000 square foot retail space for lease belongs in the era of the dinosaur. The bustling office buildings with individual cubicles and all the personality of an antiseptic operating room are gone, replaces by small, mobile, personalize working environments.
It’s a brave new world!
Other creative solutions to fit the changing times
Words like coworking space and flex space are becoming common in the commercial and industrial world. People are looking at traditional and finding it terribly lacking. Creative minds are offering creative solutions to these changing times, and nowhere in the Fort Worth area is this more true than at the Fort Worth Design District.
A word about the Fort Worth Design District
The Fort Worth Design District is comprised of three business parks: Box Office Warehouse Suites, Paddock Place Office Suites, and the Golden Triangle Business Park. Think a warehouse for rent which is only 320 square feet. Think of a retail space for lease with a balcony. Think business owners tossing frisbees around and having barbecues on the decks of their lofts. Think graffiti art and a dog park and electric car charging stations.
Think a creative enclave of people demanding change.
Call us and arrange for a tour of the Fort Worth Design District. Embrace the changing times!