Why a Mobile Office may Make Sense for your Business
You might be surprised by how many scenarios arise in which a business requires a mobile office system. Consider the needs of a team of realtors who must sell 100 new home sites in a golf course community. This team will need a place to meet with customers, access information on computers, such as housing market data, and meet with prospective buyers. From time to time, they will have team meetings. They will need space for group meetings, private meetings with buyers, and individual workspaces. Their office will require multiple telephone and data lines, photocopiers, conference tables, chairs, and storage space.
A mobile office system is more convenient for this real estate team than an office building located a short drive away. Buyers will want to meet with their realtor on the same property where they will drive around and pick out a home site. You can also reap the benefits of mobile office space in your business. By virtue of its temporary nature, a modular structure, one type of mobile office, can be constructed or taken down on demand. This allows you to reduce the time that you pay for space that is no longer required.
Mobile offices are a good option for business owners who do not want the headaches of renting in a larger building and dealing with a property management staff. For example, if you are waiting on your new business location to be completed, the wait could be up to two years. Construction projects, even relatively small ones, can overrun their original schedule by weeks or months. Construction delays could change your move-in date and affect the continuity of business operations. You need a home base where you will be able to satisfy customer needs. With a few phone calls and a short permitting process in many locations, it’s easy to arrange a temporary workspace and keep the business running.
Advantages of a Mobile Office
- Scalability. Beyond the idea that a mobile office is easy to order on demand is the concept of scaling up or scaling down when your firm’s needs change. You might have a project that requires a single executive office and a small conference area. When you add more professionals to your team, such as a construction team working at the construction site, you might need more desk space and meeting room. Just add more office units to the site.
- Cost savings. Beyond meeting your short-term or long-term space needs, your business can save money with mobile office systems. Compare the cost of temporary buildings to the price-per-square-foot for rented space in a prime downtown location. Compare the cost of mobile office buildings to the price-per-square-foot of new building construction. You’ll find that temporary structures are more affordable!
- Environmental impact. A prefabricated office unit also helps you to manage the environmental impact of your temporary office location. You will need to arrange for services such as sanitation, electricity, telephone, and data services for a temporary office. These services must be provided in conformity with local building codes. However, as long as these requirements are met and your staff keeps the landscape around the temporary office clean, you can ensure that your temporary headquarters will have a reduced impact on the local environment.
Temporary office solutions are perfect for organizations that work in uncertain business conditions. While your present office location might be the current base of operations, your business could lose an important contract and be forced to shut down on short notice. In that event, you would need to relocate the office. With a mobile unit, it’s easy to clean up and clear out. It makes more sense to scale your office to the specifics of each business project.