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[looking ahead] Office Space


This is only to get a good idea on office space and the such. but what do you do to get a building for your company? Such as an office in LA, or an office in Chicago, New York, or the likes?

-steve

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There are areas where you can rent/lease out office space in a nice building.

Down here in Miami, a 2 room office runs for aout $1,000 a month.

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It will be more costly in places like LA, NY, Miami and such than others.

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If you're going to get office space in any of those places, you're going to have to seriously raise your prices.

New York and Chicago have extremely high costs. L.A. isn't quite so high, but still way up there.

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Do you know of some websites I could go to in order to see what pricing is like? I really dont want to fly to Chicago, New York, or LA...

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Why not just rent a place where you're at?

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If you're going to get office space in any of those places, you're going to have to seriously raise your prices.

New York and Chicago have extremely high costs. L.A. isn't quite so high, but still way up there.
^^^ exactly what he said.

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Is there a reason why you picked those cities? You can run your hosting business from just about anywhere...

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Is there a reason why you picked those cities? You can run your hosting business from just about anywhere...
Yea, I was just wondering how you get space there. thats all

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Contact a commercial real estate agent... that is what they do all day, every day.

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Drive around in the area that you want to rent in. Find a building and go in and ask some of their tennants if they are happy with their landlord and, if so, ask for contact info.

That's how we found our new office...the current tennants couldn't say enough good things about them. So far, our experience has been amazing as well.

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Why go in such a high-rent place? I'm sure with a business like hosting, it doesn't matter what type of place you work in.

Find cheap space that has connectivity, electricity, security, and your set.

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Why go in such a high-rent place? I'm sure with a business like hosting, it doesn't matter what type of place you work in.

Find cheap space that has connectivity, electricity, security, and your set.
Why doesn't it matter with "a business like hosting"?
Could you also indulge on what your description of the hosting business is?

Hosting is like any business, and actually with the internet still seen as "murky water" for some people, it's certainly a huge plus to local business that you land yourself a nice office.

I wouldn't say the hosting business is different to any other, with regards to the standards you should keep.

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Hosting requires nearly no physical contact with customers. (In most cases).

So, why go for an expensive place when for the most part, it will be seen only by a handful of staff?

Afterall, many hosting businesses can be run by one or two people.

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Hosting requires a lot of physical contact, in most cases.

Don't take WHT as a norm for the web hosting industry, as the R&O forums show quite clearly.

Most hosting business' start up by hitting the local market ( if they don't..they should).

Now, that in mind, wouldn't you feel a little more comfortable when dealing with a business that has a genuine business look and feel to it, rather than dealing with a company that greets you at the door of a run-down shed like office?

Speaking from the financial side of things, it is actually more advantageous to a business to have an office, as opposed to running it from home, or something along those lines.

Granted, maybe not many WHT based companies even realise the tax applies to them, but to the genuine company owners ( of which WHT has many), they'll acknowledge the major benefits of having an office that "Joe Public", if he wanted, could drop into when he pleased.

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