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Fundamentals of Startup Office Design

Posted by Robert Blaker on Aug 4, 2015 10:49:36 AM


Startups have always been an interesting part of the business world. Even just the idea of a startup is captivating. You picture a small team of people working together to bring their new product, service, or idea to the public. A team working tirelessly into the night to make their vision into a reality.

Startups intrigue us because of their fresh ideas or their novel ways of fulfilling needs within an industry. Most startups don’t have the budget (or the need) for a large office with all the amenities of a fully developed business. Startup office design is an art because it seeks to create a useful and inspiring space on a very limited budget.

Collaboration Space 

When planning your startup office design, it is important to make sure that the space will serve the purpose that you need. Is it important to be able to freely exchange ideas among all of your team? You may want to include a large open meeting area to brainstorm or strategize together. The largest open space in your office should be easy to rearrange for your purposes as they change.

Private Places 

While collaboration is important, there will probably come a time when you or someone in your organization needs to meet potential clients or investors in a more intimate environment than an open collaborative space with a whiteboard. You should make sure there is a space reserved in your startup office design for more private meetings and hosting guests to your office. You can make a space that is welcoming to visitors, as well as functional on an everyday basis.

Find a Flexible Space

A furnished office can be a good option for a startup. Furnished offices can offer lessees the ability to create your ideal startup office design and rearrange the office space as needed. You may be able to expand your space as it becomes necessary when your company grows. Many furnished offices offer meeting rooms with teleconferencing and presentation equipment. You can even reserve meeting rooms on a daily or hourly basis, rather than paying for space that you don’t need every day.

If you are looking for a place to put your startup office design in place in NYC, consider Rockefeller Group Business Centers. With locations in some of the most prestigious locations in the city, like Wall Street, 5th Avenue, and Rockefeller Center, we have a space to suit your needs.

Topics: Entrepreneur


Rockefeller Group Business Centers is built on the innovation and experience that distinguish our parent company, The Rockefeller Group International, Inc. More than 80 years ago, The Rockefeller Group developed the legendary Rockefeller Center complex and now manages Rockefeller Center’s west side properties as well as other high-profile real estate holdings across the United States. 

In keeping with The Rockefeller Group tradition of excellence, Rockefeller Group Business Centers provides stunning, fully-serviced office space, executive suites, virtual office plans and meeting rooms in Class A buildings throughout New York City.




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