Do This Before You Get Your Commercial Office

Getting a commercial office is a really big thing. It isn’t to be taken light. Of course, we know that you’re fully aware of that, though. Still, we’d like to remind you to consider these things when you’re ready to get your new office.


Remember, you don’t want to always have to move your company from one office to another, so you need to focus on creating an environment that envelopes a sense of permanence. Don’t use your heart to make your decision, eliminate your emotions and use your head.


  • Figure out why you want to get a commercial office space: Do some evaluation to see if you are making a decision based on feelings or if you have reached a business milestone that requires that you make that change. There is no right or wrong answer, but you want to ensure that your answer is one that will not only take you to that office location, but will keep you there too.


  • Work out the costs: Ensure that you choose an office space that will not cost you more than you bargained for. You don’t want to choose a commercial office space that is initially very cheap, but after deeper evaluation, you realize that the repairs that have to be made on it are more than you can afford.


  • Figure out where your business is really heading: Don’t make long term or permanent investments in a commercial office that can hamper the future of your business decisions. For instance, if you plan to upsize, then it makes no sense getting an office that will be too small for the number of people you plan to have working with or for you.


  • Know the market well: You need to be aware of how the market is fluctuating. This will affect your business, and thus your leasing or buying decision. Let’s say the market doesn’t act too kindly to your business – that could mean that you need to downsize and if you have a very large commercial office, you would be paying for space you don’t even need.



Think about these tips – they can save you a whole lot. You choose what’s right for you and we’re here to help. We have different office structures and we’re sure we can find the best one for you! If you are looking for office space in Ottawa for your dynamic and growing business then give us a call to speak with one of our office space representatives about our current inventory of great office spaces and retail spaces for your business in Ottawa.