Choosing the right business centre is a critical decision. Many factors come into play when making the decision. Here are some you should consider:
The right fit for your business
What is your area of business and does the centre synergize with it? For instance, legal advisory and related businesses should be located near the courts; financial consultancies would benefit from being close to financial institutions. You are also more likely to meet others in the same line of business and be able to network profitably. A centre with well-equipped conference and meeting rooms is a big asset. Meeting rooms in Mumbai and conference rooms in Andheri, the fast-growing business hub, are ideal for both formal and informal meetings. They also ensure complete confidentiality.
Understand your customers
What are the needs of your customers and associates? How can you best meet them from the centre you have chosen? Is it located near banks, restaurants and shopping complexes? Once you delve deep into your customers’ needs, you will be better able to decide if your centre is the right choice.
Here today, there tomorrow?
If you are constantly on the go, make sure the business centre you choose allows the best virtual office facilities that allow you to work from anywhere while still having an office that can receive and answer messages on your behalf. Virtual offices in Hyderabad, for instance, are designed with the needs of a roving clientele in mind.
Consider traffic and accessibility
How well connected is the centre to different modes of transportation? This is important so you can retain the best employees and also not a problem for clients who want to reach you. A centre in a prestigious business district would be a good choice. With space at a premium, many centres are offering the option of shared offices. Take Shared office spaces in Mumbai. They offer the best of both worlds: a choice business address and a reasonable cost.
Assess the building
The centre you choose may be right for your needs but before you decide, assess the building in which it is located. Is it well-maintained, structurally sound and does it have a good technical team that works proactively and not just when a problem arises? Try and get some ‘inside’ information from people who are already using the building.
Balance cost with other factors
Write down all the costs you will incur, including those hidden costs. Balance these costs with other factors such as the look and feel of the centre, the services offered and whether the office space you choose is flexible enough to meet growing needs. Make trial trips to the location to test accessibility. Make sure the cost and the facilities balance out before you actually move in.
Doing all the homework before choosing your business centre ensures that there are no surprises later. It’s well worth the effort.