02 Choosing the right location

02 Choosing the right location


Tom Sutherland
is a web designer. He designs websites
for companies. At the moment
he works from home. Tom: My business
is getting quite big now. I have a lot of different clients and
I can’t do the work alone any more. I have to start employing some staff.
So I need an office for me and my staff. Tom has two locations
to visit today. The first location is here –
an office in the center of town. In these offices there are desks,
chairs and phones, but the offices
are quite small. Tom: It’s very modern.
And it’s small, but it has everything
I need at the moment. Two rooms – an office and
a meeting room – and all the furniture. I don’t know… it’s not very attractive,
and it is near a main road, so there’s
a lot of noise. There are lots of other
offices here, too, so you have to share
the kitchen and the toilets. But the location is very good
– the station is nearby, so it’s good for staff getting
to work and for clients or visitors. But there’s
no parking. The second location is a barn
conversion in the countryside, five kilometers
from the center of town. The barn conversion is very large
but there’s no furniture or phone. Tom: It’s really nice.
It has a lot of the things I need – space, light, a lot of character,
very quiet – a good place to be creative. The facilities are good –
a kitchen and toilets. There isn’t any public transport here,
but there’s a car park outside. But there’s no furniture,
so that would add to the cost. I don’t know if it has
an Internet connection. That’s not difficult
to get, though. I need to go and think about
this before I make a decision, I like both the offices. I think
the barn conversion is beautiful, and I think the office in the center
of town is very convenient. I don’t know. Subtitles by the Amara.org community

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