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3 Mistakes to Avoid When Renting a Temporary Office

Finding temporary office space has always been a challenge. Thankfully, that’s starting to change. While most office leases still require a long-term commitment, it’s becoming easier to find short-term office space rentals. That’s particularly true in hubs of innovation, where temporary office space has given start-ups and small businesses the flexibility they need to take risks, grow quickly, and adapt to new challenges.

While temporary offices aren’t as hard to find as they used to be, it’s still easy to make mistakes when renting a short-term office. We’d like to help you steer clear of them. So, whether you’re renting office space for a day, for a week, or for a month, here are three common mistakes you’ll want to avoid.

1. Renting an Underepuipped Temporary Office

A temporary workspace rental won’t afford you as much time to set up your space as you would with a long-term lease. You’ll want to hit the ground running. That means you’ll need the right space, the right furniture, and the right equipment. But you’ll also have less time to plan ahead for what you need. That makes it easier to miss important items. Our suggestion? Make a checklist of what you need from a temporary workspace before you start making inquiries.

2. Choosing Style at the Expense of Function

Right now, there’s a ton of crossover between trendy and functional workspace design. Many of the hottest trends in workplace design have gained popularity not just because they look great, but also because they improve productivity. Sadly, that’s not true of all workplace design trends. It’s not even true for most of them. Cities are littered with workspaces that look great at first glance, but look a lot worse once you see the impact they have on your business. Workspaces that offer short term rentals want to appear innovative. As a result, they can be some of the worst offenders for trendy but non-functional workplace design. So before you commit to a temporary office lease, make sure you’re not sacrificing function in favor of style.

3. Missing Temporary Office Alternatives

A temporary office will cost your business less than a long-term lease. But renting an office for a day, a week, or a month is still an investment. If you need a private office, that’s smart money to spend. But in some circumstances, there may be a more cost-friendly alternative.

One option you might want to consider is a coworking space. A coworking space won’t give you the privacy of an office, but it will give you a productive and focus-friendly temporary workspace. This is a great option for small businesses who can’t find a short-term office space rental in their price range. It’s also a great option for professionals who need a temporary workspace that’s close to home or appropriate for working after hours.

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Looking for a month-to-month office rental? Need an office you can rent by the day or by the week? Searching for a coworking space? You’ll find all three at Office Evolution®. Learn more about our short-term rentals, temporary offices, and coworking memberships. Find a location near you today!