How To Pick Your Next Office Space: 4 Tips for Success

Whether you’re a sole proprietor, small business, or a start-up, there are a plethora of options when it comes to how to pick your next office space.

You can choose from traditional office space, coworking spaces, working from home, and some combination of all of the above.

But why is choosing the right office space so important, you may ask?

Selecting the right office space for you and your team ultimately can have an outsized impact on your company’s productivity, culture, employee hiring and retention, and long-term success.

When considering where to locate your office, there are a multitude of factors to consider.

Check out these four tips on how to pick your next – and best – office space.

  1. Consider Lease Terms and Total Cost

As a small business owner, the cost of a prospective office space is a major factor to consider when picking your next office space.

It is important to remember that with a traditional office space rental, you’re only paying for the office space itself. You’ll also have to factor in the additional costs of establishing and paying for phone and Internet service, as well as office furniture.

In addition, you’ll have the expense of purchasing equipment for your traditional office rental. This may include printers, copiers, phone conferencing equipment, televisions, video conferencing equipment, and scanners.

If you require IT and administrative support in a traditional office rental, you’ll need to add that to your monthly budget and pay for that as well. Other potential add-on expenses in a traditional office rental include parking, beverages for clients and staff, and office supplies.

Carr Workplaces’ coworking centers offer a cost-effective alternative to traditional office space rentals. All Carr Workplaces locations feature all-inclusive leases with no surprise charges for “extras” at the end of the month.

As a Carr Workplaces client, support from our on-site community management team is included with your lease at no additional cost.

Our on-site team can answer your company’s phone calls, manage your mail and deliveries, make copies, scan documents, help you with projects, provide IT support, and meet and greet your guests.

Our nationwide locations include high-speed WiFi, parking, and unlimited free gourmet coffee and tea in our community cafés. All Carr Workplaces workspaces come fully furnished and equipped with scanners, printers, and copiers, too.

When you book one of our meeting and conference rooms or event spaces, phone conferencing equipment, televisions, video conferencing equipment, and support are included with your booking as well.

  1. A Prestigious Business Address in an Easy-To-Access Location

When it comes to how to pick your next office space, you’ll also want to consider location.

You’ll want a convenient, easily accessible location for clients and employees. An office in a central or high-traffic area also increases your business’ visibility.

Additionally, you want an address for your business that is in an upscale neighborhood with a prestigious address. A prestigious business address conveys professionalism and success, while an office in a less desirable neighborhood may have the opposite effect on how clients and employees perceive your company.

Carr Workplaces coworking centers are intentionally situated in high-traffic, upscale urban and suburban neighborhoods that contribute to a positive perception of your brand and business.

In addition to providing you with an impactful, prestigious business address, our centers also are situated near everything you and your team might need for work and life outside of work.

Each Carr Workplaces location is located near high-end dining, shopping, and entertainment to make finding what you need as easy and stress-free as possible.

  1. Diverse, Flexible Workspace Options

One of the drawbacks of traditional office space rentals is that when you sign a lease, it’s typically for a one-year period or longer — and you’re committed to that specific type of workspace for the duration of your lease.

At Carr Workplaces, we recognize that business needs and the preferences of your team members often fluctuate. That’s why we offer a multitude of flexible workspace options at each of our locations.


As a Carr Workplaces client, you can choose from private offices, team spaces, Dedicated Desks or Touchdown Desks, or Virtual Offices. This diversity in workspaces allows you to accommodate the work preferences (in-person, hybrid, fully remote) of your individual team members.

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Upscale meeting and conference rooms and event spaces are available at each of our locations, should you need them as well.

All Carr Workplaces’ workspaces, meeting and conference rooms, and event spaces may be booked by the hour, day, week, or month to provide you with ultimately flexibility. This flexibility ensures that you’re only paying for exactly the space you need when you need it — nothing more.

Our flexible workspaces also are ideal for special circumstances, such as when you need office space for a team visiting from out of town on a temporary basis or when you’re traveling to see clients in other parts of the country.

  1. The Community and Surrounding Environment

The final tip on how to pick your next office space is an important one because it’s centered on people and community, which are a top priority for us as a company.

When considering your office space options, you’ll want to choose an office environment that provides networking, collaboration, and community-building opportunities for your business and team.

If the pandemic taught us anything, it’s that community and connection matter in business and life. That’s why you’ll want to headquarter your company in a thriving community rich with networking and relationship-building opportunities.

When you become a Carr Workplaces client, you’ll join a community of like-minded professionals and business owners who can ultimately expand your professional network. Informal conversations with other professionals working from our coworking centers can lead to new business referrals and even friendships.

As a Carr Workplaces client, you’ll also be invited to our weekly and monthly networking events held on-site at our coworking centers.

Our networking events are a great way to expand your business network, get to know local businesses, and connect with the other folks working from the same location.

Ready to learn more about Carr Workplaces national network of flexible, all-inclusive workspaces? Schedule a free tour of a Carr Workplaces location near you or give us a call us at (866) 982-5840.

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