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Looking for a property in Cedar Hill?

Date Published
Jan 06, 2020
Business, General Info

Adapted from Choose Your Business Location

Choosing the right location for your business can be vital to your success. Learn what you'll need to consider when looking for the right business location and property.

Unless you run a home-based business, you’ll likely need to buy or lease business property.

Each business has different requirements. It's important to consider your business needs and priorities when deciding on the type and location for your business.


1. Decide if you want to buy or lease a property

When you start or grow your business, you may need to decide whether to buy a commercial property or enter into a commercial lease.

If you’re considering signing a retail lease, make sure you completely understand and agree with the clauses in the lease.

It's also important to seek financial and legal advice before signing any contract to avoid expensive mistakes that could cost you and your business.


2. Decide on a type of property

The type of premises you may need will depend on your business type. For example:

  • if you sell products, you may require a retail store
  • if you provide a professional service, you may only need a shared office with access to a private meeting room for client meetings

Business property might include:

  • warehouses, manufacturing plants or storage facilities
  • retail premises
  • home offices for home-based businesses
  • shared commercial offices, hubs or co-working spaces
  • temporary premises, such as market stalls or pop-up businesses

When choosing business property, make sure you also consider the future needs of your business as you grow and expand.


3. Choose a location

The location of your business can determine its success. When you choose a site, consider if it’s the right environment for your business.

You may pick a location because:

  • your suppliers or distributors are nearby
  • the area is known for the products or services you provide
  • businesses in the area complement yours
  • the cost of buying or leasing are affordable
  • the city is a growing business hub with future opportunities

Tips to choosing a location

  • Find out about other businesses in the area – other local businesses might complement your business's product or service.

  • Research your competitors – find out your competitors' locations and the type of property they use to sell products and services.

  • Contact local economic development – find out about the area, any future or planned development, zoning, rates and business activity in the region.

  • Consider the current and future needs of your business – make sure your marketing plan is current and your chosen location is in line with your business goals and objectives.


4. Changing your location

If you’ve been in business for a while, you may need to consider moving your business to a location that meets the changes in your business’s needs.  Reasons you need to change your location might include:

  • Customer convenience – If your business relies on strong foot traffic for purchases, like a boutique store or a takeaway food shop, it’s then important for your location to be relevant to your target market. Do some research to help you understand your customers.
  • Lower business costs – One option to help you cut costs on rent and increase your profits may be to move your business to a more affordable location.
  • More space – Is your business bursting at the seams? Maybe you no longer have enough parking space for your customers? If your business grows, consider relocating your business to a bigger location.

The Cedar Hill Economic Development Office can help you navigate this process and serve as a liaison for your consideration in locating to the city.  Get in touch with a team member today by calling 972.291.5132 or emailing [email protected].

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