After those primary considerations, there is usually a rather long list of “add-on” factors! What else wants to happen in that small business Interior space? Most businesses have important community connections, business association memberships, industry or professional services affiliations as well as business/social links. How can those special activities be better accommodated within your business space? You know; when it’s your turn to host?
Who among us has not attended a “business get-together” where setting down a drink had to compete for space with someone’s scotch tape dispenser, pencil well and other desktop necessities? Trying to entertain business associates in a make-do environment (your day-to-day business operations set-up) hardly sends a quality hospitality message.
Thinking ahead in the planning stage can produce some winning solutions. First, discuss with your Interior designer the typical other activities you want to conduct at your business location – exclusive of the business per se. The possibilities are probably much the same as businesses much larger than yours that have space to spare!
Perhaps you would like to host memorable after hours meet-ups, productive committee meetings or a yearly Open House to showcase? But you find yourself passing on those opportunities because there just isn’t enough room for a crowd of guests!
Almost every business whether offering services or products (or both), welcomes the opportunity to bring their market inside. You may have tried to do it, but the result was an awkward and overcrowded gathering, a bit messy, and it was hard to judge the benefit...
Professional, space planning for very small business environments is actually a niche and a specialty! Like other challenges, Interior design and space use strategies, for small operations that want to present and showcase their businesses innovatively, involves just that: innovation! With dozens of clever and practical solutions for furnishings, equipment and space use concepts your professional Interior design team can recapture space and potential you gave up on long ago! Sometimes, we just can’t see the forest for the trees – really!
Robert Boccabella, B.F.A., Certified Interior Designer
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