Four Ways to Make Your Small Office Space Feel Gigantic!
A lot of business owners don’t feel very confident if their business is too small. It’s not so much that size of the business in itself; it’s about being perceived as too small to meet certain business demands. We’ve got a few tips here that will make your small office space seem bigger and increase your rate of output.
Simple design tricks
If your problem is with the office itself feeling really cramped, then there are plenty of ways in which you can help relieve the problem. A lot of this has to do with pretty simple design tricks. First of all, you want to make sure the color palette is simple. White and other light colors definitely help make a room feel much bigger, so don’t be tempted to crack out the wacky multicolor just yet. Getting as much natural light into the room as you can is also crucial to giving the office that ‘open’ feeling. Finally, cut down on furniture and technology that you don’t really need. So many companies make this very simple mistake – even the much bigger ones that should know better!
One of the problems of a small business comes when there’s a need to expand. This is, of course, especially true if you simply don’t have space for it. But do you need to move to a bigger office that you might not like as much? Of course not. These days, remote work is so much more realistic than it was even if you go back just a few years. Business owners are still reluctant to start hiring employees who will work from home, usually because they don’t trust people to actually work when they’re not being watched over by their boss! But remote workers actually tend to be much more productive, so don’t worry too much about that!
What takes up the bulk of the space in a work environment? Employees and equipment. We’ve already outlined one way in which you can reduce the number of employees you have there at the office. But outsourcing is another way in which you can do this while also reducing your need for quite a lot of equipment. For example, a service like Ricoh Printers can help relieve you of the need to have bulky printers and photocopiers on-site. You can get pretty much anything outsourced these days, from web development and marketing to I.T. consulting and account. Don’t dismiss outsourcing if you want to increase the output and reach of your company!
A big social media presence
Social media, and their related user content websites like YouTube, have allowed even individuals to become massive, influential entities. A similar effect can be reached for a business, even a very small one. Two small businesses of similar productivity and profit margins won’t seem equal if one has 500 Facebook fans and the other has 5000! If you want to make your business feel much bigger than getting a good reach on social media is crucial. (Besides, it’s going to help with your marketing, anyway, so you should really be aiming for this regardless!)