Running a startup is not only freeing, but very exciting. Startups are defined best by their potential, by their vision, the plans they have in place, and their starting confidence.
If you begin a startup, odds are you believe in yourself and your small team, and are no doubt doing all you can to claw space in the market for yourself and your brand.
This isn’t always the case, but it’s common for startups to suffer from relatively tight funds in the beginning. At the very least, they are looking to save as much money as possible or invest it in the wisest areas.
For this reason, and thanks to their typically smaller teams, they may work in small environments. From small rented pod offices to working out of a garage or home environment, startups aren’t always given the most luxurious of working environments to begin. That’s fine, because it’s temporary.
However, even if it’s temporary, it’s important to consider how you can make the most of this space and feel less ‘on top of’ your team while trying to stay productive. Here’s how you can achieve that noble task:
Storage units are useful in that they help your business store your acquired items without allowing them to take up space. For instance, it might be that you’ve been given a great deal on a job lot of ergonomic furniture, but you haven’t the staff yet to use it all. Instead of filling out your tiny office with this, placing them in storage can help you invest and have them ready when it comes to expanding your team. If anything, that can be tremendously freeing.
Careful Use Of Desk Space
Careful use of desk space is important, because topside ‘real estate’ in your working area can come at a premium. This might involve using vertical file storage solutions, making sure you and a colleague can keep their essential files close to hand without the office looking like a warzone.
You may also angle monitors so that they take up little space, or opt for L-shaped corner desks to make the most of your room area. Every room requires its own solution, but with a combination of decorative ability, care and purposeful intention, you can make the most of it.
Keep Your Tech Light
Heavy terminals with two or three monitors and large keyboards and mice may not be the most comfortable or easily stored option if working in a small and humble office.
This is where keeping your tech light can be important. Investing in laptops that are two-in-one tablet and keyboard-enabled devices, using managed IT services to ensure your cloud computing carries all your company files securely, and using apps that helps your staff work from home can also be essential. This way, you can reduce your tech footprint in terms of raw physical space, all for the better.
With this advice, we hope your humble startup can thrive, even when dealing with limited space.