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Four Things to Know Before You Sign the Lease for Your First Office

If you're starting to feel just a bit too cramped in your home office, perhaps now is the time to begin searching for your first commercial office space.

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If you're thinking about moving on from a cramped home office or the noisy "charms" of working outdoors in your favorite local coffee shop, it might be time to consider renting your new business's first office space.

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But where do you start? Commercial office rents vary widely from location to location. Temporary workspaces are incredibly useful for many new businesses in that uncomfortable "in-between" stage. But, once you outgrow this temporary fix, you'll need to explore the possibility of renting office space — assuming local health and business regulations even permit such a move in your area.

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