If your startup or small business is looking for a new place, congratulations! You’re growing! However, finding a place that both meets your needs and your budget is no simple task. To help you in your search, we would like to share with you some tips to consider.

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Below are some things to consider when looking for a new commercial space.

Know How Much Space You Need

When it comes to shopping for a new commercial space, the more you know about your wants, the better. One particularly important aspect is to have a good idea of how big you want your space to be. You want it to be big enough to comfortably house your entire operation and employees in the present and in the future. If you are unsure about what this equates to numerically, a general rule of thumb is that for every four to six employees, you should have 1,000 square feet

Vet Your Potential Landlord

If you are leasing or renting your space, make sure you thoroughly vet and research your landlord. Having a bad landlord can be as bad as having a bad boss. They can make your life miserable. What makes this especially troubling is that this can not only give you a headache but it can jeopardize the operation of your business. To ensure you enter into a good arrangement, talk with other tenants and do your best to choose a landlord in whom you feel confident. 


In the world of real estate, everything is negotiable, even rent. Not only do most landlords end up often accepting 5 to 10 percent below the listed price, but most are highly accustomed to negotiating, especially commercial real estate agents. In fact, it is not entirely uncommon for commercial landlords to offer one free month of rent in exchange of a one-year lease. Remember, you have nothing to lose by asking. The worst that can happen is they say no.

Don’t Compromise Location

The location of your new place is obviously important. It’s not only important to customers (if you provide a service from your business), but it is also important to employees. Although it might be a bit more expensive to stay in the exact location you want, in the long run, it will help your business. Map out where your employees live, and though you won’t be able to appease everyone, you can at least have this information when you make your decision.  

Don’t Write Off the Space Because of Bad Floors

So imagine this: you’ve spent the last month searching for a potential place. You’ve found a few places, but none that you are ecstatic about. Then, finally, you find one. It’s in a great location, matches your size requirements, has a unique historic feel, and is being sold for a fair price. However, when you take a tour you notice that the existing concrete floors are atrocious. They’re cracked, uneven, and quite unattractive—not good for your new business. Well, before you go about writing this space off, consider the powers of concrete resurfacing. At All West Surface Prep, we have earned a reputation for being able to save old floors that have been deemed by their owner as being unsalvageable. When you opt for concrete resurfacing over a total (and expensive) replacement you can:

  • Save money
  • Save resources
  • Save time
  • Get a beautiful, durable, and long-lasting floor

When you work with expert concrete flooring contractors, like All West Surface Prep, you not only get highly durable floors that look brand new, but because we have extensive experience and expertise, we can also tailor your floor to meet your exact needs. This means we can apply a variety of coatings to make your floor resistant to scratches, dents, abrasion, and spills, and we can utilize our dyes and designs to make your floor match your brand and desired aesthetic.

Contact All West Surface Prep today to get your free quote!