How much office space do I REALLY need?
Office Space Calculator Tool
The difficulty in working out how much office space you'll need is that you will need to take into account your immediate requirements as well as how your company is likely to grow in the foreseeable future.
It can be costly taking on a slightly larger space than you need right now, but then there's nothing worse than taking on a new lease only to find that you've outgrown it within a year. On the other end of the spectrum, you don't want to be rattling around in an office that's way too big can be de-moralizing for staff.
To help you strike the right balance and find out how much space you really need, we've designed this handy Office Space Calculator that works out the total square footage requirements based on your needs. This calculator automatically adds an additional 10% - giving your business enough capacity for any anticipated growth.
If you are concerned about taking too much space than you really need, there are a few more options for you to investigate during your lease negotiations:
Does the lease allow you to sublease part, or all, of your space to another tenant in the event of a financial downturn in your business? Getting out of a lease entirely can be legally out of the question, but having the option to sublease may be a good clause to negotiate - particularly if you are a start-up or relatively new business.
Taking on More Space
If your business is in a stronger position, where you're likely to grow significantly during your tenancy, you may want to look into the possibility of taking on more space within the same building, or business park. Find out what options may be available to you from your Landlord. It may even be possible to extend the space which will save the hassle of relocating again when your business is anticipating high growth.
Make sure you take on the right amount of space by using this handy (and free) Office Space Calculator.
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