01 Nov Choosing your amenities
When your business or organization needs an affordable and safe work environment, mobile offices remain a smart option for adding space. Construction jobsites, additional office space, temporary classrooms and special events represent a few occasions when a portable office works best. Today, many industries — from medical to educational to manufacturing — use mobile offices to meet their needs.
With so many others benefitting from these versatile spaces, you may find that a mobile office can work for your needs as well. But before you order up that office space or event trailer, consider exactly what those needs are.
Think about the purpose your mobile office trailer will serve. Will it be a construction office requiring desks and spaces to work? Perhaps an event trailer to sell merchandise? Maybe a guard house to protect your employees and your property? Whatever the need, determining early on what use the office space will perform prevents future headaches. Discovering the space you ordered isn’t large enough or doesn’t have the right layout costs both time and money.
Knowing what role the mobile office space will fill, you can decide on what size and how many you require to meet your needs. A good way to think about this is to ask yourself — if I was looking for a brick-and-mortar building, what would I need? Do you need separate offices or open areas to encourage group thinking? Is a full kitchen needed or just a fridge and microwave? With a mobile office space, almost every option found in traditional offices are available to you for a fraction of the cost
The final concern when deciding if a mobile office will work for you is duration. How long are you going to need the space? Like traditional office spaces, mobile offices can be rented, leased and purchased. Knowing how long you need the space can help save money. A month-to-month agreement may fit your needs perfectly when things are uncertain. For longer use, a lease may be your best option to save on monthly costs. But if you’re in it for the long haul, buying a mobile office space as an investment in your business could return huge dividends.