Choose a Location for a New Business
How to Choose a Business Location and Building
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Table of ContentsHow to Choose a Building or Location for a Business?Assess needs of business:ZoningSufficiency of office, building, facility:CostsIs the area accessible to customers?Are there complimentary businesses (or competitors) in the area?Does the location fit the business brand or image?Landlord characteristics:
How to Choose a Building or Location for a Business?
Below is a list of factors that you should explore when choosing a location to establish your business.
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Assess needs of business:
- type of building (building specs),
- operational needs,
- branding needs,
- financial limitations,
Sufficiency of office, building, facility:
- build out,
- state of repair,
- expansion ability,
- lighting, HVAC, electrical, communications internet/phones,
- renting or purchase,
- tax rates & incentives,
- Employee wage rates,
- other expenses,
Is the area accessible to customers?
- public transit,
- traffic density and flow,
- Regulatory (ADA)
Are there complimentary businesses (or competitors) in the area?
- Is the location operationally efficient:
- available workers,
- parking customer/employee,
Does the location fit the business brand or image?
- Community Demographics
- financial stability,
- willingness to negotiate the lease,