Once you’ve located your ideal space (after a lengthy search, tour, and negotiation process), the real work begins. Moving, logistics, and continuity of business are your prime concerns, but there’s more you should consider before signing the lease and securing the keys.
Hopefully, you’ve been transparent about the amount of monthly rent your company can afford, taking into account average utility costs as your business grows and you add to your headcount. That line item for rent may not be what it seems, though. Hidden or obfuscated costs of leasing an office space can cripple a young business’ budget, leaving you on the hook for an extra chunk of change that may not have been clearly communicated to you during the negotiation process.