So you’ve got a fantastic idea or have managed to put together an incredible team of talented individuals. You’ve scouted out a couple of buildings and you’ve picked out a place that is within your budget, has close transportation links and is overall an excellent place to start your very own creative design studio.
Everything seems to be going well, but there are always going to be roadblocks and challenges in your way that will hinder your progress. To help you out, we’ve put together four essential steps that you should keep in mind if you want to get your design studio up and running as quickly as possible so that you can take on clients from day one.
- Location isn’t as important as you think
It’s understandable that you want to have a location that is close to transport, in a beautiful part of town and is incredibly convenient to get to. Just keep in mind that with each of these perks, you’re going to end up paying a premium that is higher than you might think.
Skip these nice-to-have features and look for a place that will be worth your money. Look for plenty of space, good ventilation and natural lighting and always consider the price. After all, you’re a design studio, not a retail store.
- Fitouts can help you get started
Plenty of businesses rely on commercial fitouts to help refurbish or design a studio that is ready for a company to move in to. This can save you a lot of time when it comes to putting together an office that you can work efficiently in and can even save you on a lot of money.
You essentially want to contact a service as soon as you’ve confirmed which unit or building you’ll be using. This means that you’ll be able to quickly move in and get started the moment your team is ready.
- Don’t put your business on hold
If you’re going from an at-home or freelancing business to a creative studio then the last thing you want is to put your business on hold. This is just going to mean fewer clients in the long run and you could ruin business relationships that could have lasted a long time.
Continue taking on jobs and don’t slow down your rate of work just because you’re moving into an office. You can hire plenty of services that will give you a hand, so don’t be afraid to look for help when moving into your office.
- Worry about the important things
Don’t worry about where to place the coffee machine or even your logo–at least for now. Instead, you need to start focusing on things such as where to place your office hardware, how to separate working spaces and also how quickly you can get back to work and start taking on client work.
It’s easy to start worrying about insignificant things especially when you’re excited to move into a design studio, so keep your mind focused on the goal and never stop growing your business and improving your efficiency.
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