Growing your business is difficult but satisfying work. Having the right space to support your efforts is crucial. It is the first thing that your clients experience and sets the tone for their expectations, comfort, and commitment to you. It is your opportunity to showcase who you are and the level of care that you invest in all that you do.
While functionality is the highest priority, you also need to LIKE the place where you spend so many hours each workday. Ideally, it should be a place that makes you smile. We all must work. Taking the time to adjust your personal work area for efficiency and even creating a peaceful atmosphere around yourself may seem like a time "filler" instead of a "moneymaking " activity. But think - how productive are you in chaos and confusion? If you feel like you are just perching in your space, do you truly feel connected and committed to what you are doing/ Clients can sense all of this even through phone calls and emails. Simply taking 15 minutes to spruce up your immediate area will definitely pay off in multiple ways.
This holds true on the macro scale as well. Is your office suited to your business activities today? Is it capable of growing with your company? How is the location? Set appointments with your financier, a building contractor or designer and a Realtor. They will come to you and help you to evaluate potential choices, usually at no charge. Knowledge is power, as they say. The basic step of gathering insights from these sources should encourage you. You may see your current space differently and discover ways to increase functionality, thus increasing your success potential. You may discover that it is time for a change and how to move with as little hassle as possible.
Change is a challenge. Always. Growth is good but can occasionally come with a bit of discomfort. If you feel challenged and uncomfortable, congratulations! You are quite possibly experiencing growth and headed for a new level of success! Take the time to secure the knowledge and information that you need. Your workspace, whether on the personal or office level, is a key component of success.
If you or someone you know is contemplating an office change, please consider giving me a call to see if I can assist you in finding the right place.