Tips for Expanding your Office
Deciding to expand your office with new faces and potentially a new workspace is always an exciting time with lots of opportunity. However, it is important to not get carried away with the anticipation of expansion and remember some key issues. Here are some of the things you have to consider when expanding your office.
Do You Need a New Workspace?
If you are hiring a lot of people for this expansion, you may not be able to fit them all in your current office. Here you have two options; find a new office or open a second location. There are many advantages and disadvantages to both which need to be considered before you make a final decision. It may be worth trying to discover which option would ultimately cost you more.
Consider Hiring Some IT
In the early days, a lot of IT complaints can be handled by Google and a little know-how from some of your colleagues and employees. However, if your office has reached a point where it is necessary to hire an IT technician to keep your computers ticking over, now might be the time to do so.
They can often fix issues remotely and they will be able to keep your devices on track with updates and back-ups whenever you need them.
Remember You May Expand Again
You may want to expand your business again sometime in the near future and you have to have the capacity to prepare for that. There is no point in procuring new office space and new talent if you are just going to immediately fill it to bursting again. Come up with both a short-term and long-term projection. The short-term projection should focus on this expansion and cover everything you need to make it successful. The long-term will look to the future of your business.
Expanding your office can be a stressful but rewarding time. Make sure you plan well to pull it off successfully.