How to expand your business in an environmentally conscious climateFriday, January 17, 2014 by: Greener Ideal
If you have managed to successfully build your business up from its bare foundations, you may now be knocking on the glass ceiling and wondering how to smash right through it to reach new heights.
A great way to enhance what your company can offer, reach out to a large number of new customers and improve on staff numbers all at the same time is with a location expansion.
Here’s a guide detailing how to make opening another location very beneficial to you and your company, as well as the options available to make your expansion a green move.
What to consider ahead of a location expansion
There are a few things that you should look into at your business before taking the necessary steps to opening another location.
For one, you should refrain from making such a move until you can clearly demonstrate that your company has been demonstrating steady growth for the past few years.
Obviously, determining just where and how you are going to finance such a large expansion is also very important – you don’t want to run out of funds before a new facility is ready to open its doors.
Is your management team and company’s administrative systems competent enough to handle the expansion? After all, both will need to be at the top of their games as they will be the resources you turn to in order to get a new facility up and running.
Finding the ideal location for your new facility
Opening a second facility will be a much cheaper investment than you experienced when first establishing your business. What’s more, you have a great opportunity to reach out to a much larger customer base with your expansion.
However, you have a big decision to make when it comes to selecting the location for your new building.
On one side, you can opt to open a new leg of your business in a nearby town or city to your company headquarters – chances are, the residents will already be familiar with your business and the services it provides.
Alternatively, choose to construct your second building in a different part of the country to your headquarters and you will have the opportunity to tap into a whole new customer base. Just remember that this option will require you to get your name noticed all over again. It’s a significant challenge, but you stand the chance of expanding your target audience massively.
Building the right facility
We live in an environmentally conscious climate today, so it is crucial that you try to make your new building as green as possible. We have a great article – you can view it here – which looks at a raft of options available to you for constructing sustainable buildings.
On top of this, Rubb Building Systems has a wide variety of relocatable buildings that are beneficial to the environment and cater to a whole host of industries.
The firm’s storage warehouses are designed with translucent roofs to offer workers with a natural source of light and an airy atmosphere. Meanwhile, their eco structures are built in such a way to protect any surrounding neighbourhoods from odour pollution and airborne dust.