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How To Create The Best Space For Your New Startup

If you’re only just beginning your entrepreneurial career, you could be in a range of different places when it comes to office space. You may have no office space at all, a limited amount, or you could have a blank canvas on which to create the workplace that will help your company to grow. Whatever point you’re at, if your startup becomes a success you’ll need to plan out an office space that makes sense for your company, and your team, and this can be a difficult thing to get right. Read on for some office interior advice, if you want to create the space of your dreams!

Tear down those walls!

Whilst old offices used to contain a lot of small rooms, those days are certainly over. If you want to encourage creativity amongst your startup team, having a large open space will encourage communication and an active work environment, where nobody is snoozing on their desk waiting for 5pm to come around. There are many studies to prove that this reduces stress, and communication is particularly important for entrepreneurial businesses that are only just starting out. This will also create a more light and airy space, which will make your office seem less depressing, and like a more appealing place for your team to work in.

Call in the interior designers

You may think that you know everything there is to know about interior design, but there are some things that should just be left to the professionals. There are many interior design companies out there that focus on workspaces alone, so they understand what kind of thing you’ll be looking to create in your new startup office. They’ll know all of the best fittings and furniture there is, and you’ll end up with a great modern look, like that at Digitonomy. Make sure that you get in a company who know what they’re doing, as even though you may have chosen the interiors in your living room at home, you’ll probably need a hand here.

Let the light in

When it comes to lights, there is probably nothing out there as bad as artificial lighting. It can give you headaches and migraines, can negatively affect your sight, and it can also just generally make you question what time of day it is, which is no good for your body clock. The most important thing to consider when looking into a workspace, then, is that there is a lot of natural light, and windows that you can open. Don’t underestimate the impact of this upon your health, your productivity, and your general mood. You’ll be spending so much time there, that it just isn’t worth the risk!

There are many ways that you can create the best space for your new startup, and one of them is using an open office space, to foster creativity and active communication. You can also call in a workspace interior designer, and look out for offices with a lot of natural light, rather than artificial alternatives. Do your research, and create the best office space that you possibly can for your startup!

About the author, Mark

Mark Asquith is a serial entrepreneur who has built globally successful design, marketing, software and digital businesses since he quit his real job in 2005.

A passionate podcaster, global keynote speaker and helpful bloke, Mark is the co-founder of Podcast Websites and the creator of Excellence Expected. He has a terribly embarrassing beard.

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