Renting An Ottawa Office
Renting office space means that you are ready to take your business to the next level. Perhaps up until now you have been operating out of your home office, and you are pleased to the see the success of your business is requiring a bit more room to spread out. While working from home has its perks, renting a dedicated office space gives your business the professional edge it may need. So what do you need to look for in an Ottawa office rental? Well, as it turns out – a lot.
Location, Location, Location
Just like home buying, renting an office in Ottawa is all about location. The last thing you want to do is rent an office in a neighbourhood where neither your clients nor your employees want to spend time in. At Axim we offer fully furnished offices ranging in 100 -1000 square feet in Ottawa’s most desirable neighbourhoods. That said, depending on your industry, you may want to be near like minded individuals (aka the competition). By situating yourself near similar businesses you will give your clients yet another reason to make the trek.
Ottawa Office Rentals
Once you have determined what area of Ottawa you would like to have your office in, it’s time to establish a budget. By now you will (or you should!) know how much you can spend on your monthly rent and expenses. Keep in mind you may have to renovate, and furnish a new space which can seriously cut into your capital. Depending on the space you may find yourself compromising on size in order to add a few thousand dollars to your renovation budget. Use your budget as a guideline when determining what office spaces you are going to consider. Be careful not to stray from your budget. You have set that number for a reason! Any experienced business owner will tell you, don’t rent more space than you truly need.
Negotiating The Lease
At Axim Centre we understand that most business owners don’t want to be locked into an un-accommodating lease. That’s why we don’t require a lease. We offer daily, weekly, monthly, and long term Ottawa office rentals with the busy business owner in mind. The ability to adapt to your businesses ever changing needs requires a rental agreement that can do the same. That said, many Ottawa office rentals will require that you sign a lease. Before you do though, make sure you know exactly what is included! What does the damage deposit include? What portion of the utilities will you be responsible for? What renovations are you permitted to do? What are the consequences should you break your lease? As a successful business owner, you will have experience advocating on your own behalf, negotiating the terms of your lease is no different!
At Axim Centre, we pride ourselves on the ease and flexibility of our Ottawa office rentals. If you would like to learn more, or schedule a tour of one of our fully furnished offices, call us at 613-224-2946.