Planning the amount of office space you’ll need for your business is critical to ensure operational efficiency. But how do you know what that number is? Where should you start? Trusted workspace solutions provider Connecticut Business Centers shares this simple guide detailing the factors you need to consider.
In most office settings, an average space of 80 to 150 square feet per person is considered ideal. It provides a comfortable workspace and plenty of square footage to walk around. Of course, that may increase depending on the nature of your business and your current headcount. Law firms, for instance, require an ample amount of space for large private offices. Here, the average space is 250 to 500 square feet per employee.
Future Business Plans
You’ll also have to consider the likelihood of adding more employees to your business within a few years. Find out if the office space you are looking for can accommodate future employees. Since you’ll be signing a lease that will lock you with the space for at least two to five years, it would make sense to allow at least 10% additional square footage.
In addition to company headcount, you’ll also have to keep in mind the equipment you’ll be using to help with your daily operations. To maximize the available space you want, consider reducing equipment needs. Many businesses today are taking advantage of cloud computing and renting external storage facilities to minimize physical storage.
Cost Per Square Foot
Office spaces are usually charged by square footage. Make sure you compare and contrast the amenities and accompanying costs of each commercial property you are looking to rent. This way, you can be sure that the space you choose meets the needs of your business in both the short and long term.
Connecticut Business Centers provide workspace solutions that offer the flexibility your business needs to support its future growth. Our convenient location gives small businesses, large corporations and emerging entrepreneurs a custom, turn-key office and virtual office setting that includes cutting-edge technology and a courteous, highly trained staff.
Need a full-time office suite or a conferencing facility for your business meetings? Give us a call at (203) 359-5600 or fill out our contact form to reserve one. We are located in Stamford, serving all businesses in Connecticut.