A Brief Guide to Choosing a Mobile Office: The Most Important Things to Know
Experts suggest that small businesses set aside 2-20% of their revenue for rent.
Depending on your industry, you may not be able to pay more than 5 or 10% for rent. So what do you do if your business is tight on funds?
Getting a mobile office can be the answer to your problems. Mobile offices not only help you save money, but they’re convenient as well. All you need to do is put your mobile office unit on a trailer and relocate it to wherever you need it!
Choosing a mobile office may seem like a whole new world, but it’s easy once you know what to look for. So if you’ve never rented a mobile office before, our guide has you covered.
Below, we’ll show you how to pick the right mobile office, how to choose the features you need, and more. Keep reading to learn the most important things to know!
Depending on the size you choose, a mobile office can comfortably accommodate 1-8 people.
For example, most office trailers come in 4 main sizes:
- 8’ x 20’
- 10’ x 44’
- 12’ x 56’
- 24’ x 56’
To decide on the size of office you need, think about how many people on your team need access to the office.
Not everyone will need to use the office at one time, so you might not have to get the biggest size.
Decide on the Features You Need
Mobile office features change depending on the model and size of the office. Smaller mobile offices have space for a desk, a filing cabinet, and usually have an open workspace with few features.
A larger mobile office can have features like:
- A kitchenette
- Cubicle space
- Large common space
- Meeting room
If you’re buying a mobile office, you can often choose what kind of floor or wall material you would like.
If employees with soiled construction boots will be going in and out of the office, then a linoleum floor would be an easy-to-maintain option.
Think About Your Office Site
Don’t forget to think about where you will station your office. Will you keep it in one place, or do you need to move it around for different projects?
Factor in how much money (and time) you will need to move your office from one location to another. Don’t forget to add some kind of mobile office security as well, such as security guards or alarms.
Also, check if your mobile office has a bathroom or a water holding area. If it does, then the location may not be as much of a problem.
Choosing a Mobile Office Made Easy
Choosing a mobile office can be one of the best ways to save money as a startup. It’s also a fantastic option if you work in construction and need to move between different sites often.
To make your mobile office plan even more budget-friendly, don’t forget to do a price comparison of used and new offices as well!
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