When it comes to starting a small business it can evoke so many different feelings. Excitement, apprehension, purpose…the list is endless. Maybe you’re starting your business in a spare room, your garage or a makeshift workshop in the basement. But what happens as your
business grows and your needs evolve?
It’s important to know when to take your business outside of the home into a location that can really serve your needs and help your business reach it’s full potential.
At the Bangor Innovation Center, strives to be the place to help your business, and you as a business owner, realize just how much you can achieve.
There are several reasons why moving your business to an outside location like the Bangor Innovation Center is beneficial.
Let’s look at just a few of them:
You’re Not Alone – You can’t take for granted the sense of community and the benefits of working around other driven entrepreneurs. Going it alone is hard no matter what the task, and starting and running a small business is no exception. Having the ability to bounce ideas off of
others and get feedback can help move your business in the right direction.
Sometimes it’s nice to have an outside perspective to help you see the forest through the trees.
Room To Grow – Let’s just talk about the obvious. Space! Space to move and space to grow. Your garage or basement can’t physically expand with your business. That’s why moving to an outside location opens up the possibility of larger, more accommodating spaces. You may not need a giant warehouse space, but you may need something larger than your home office. That’s why the Bangor Innovation Center offers a variety of different size spaces, we want to make sure you have exactly what you need.
Time Is Of The Essence – Just as important as space, is time. Your new business venture may not be your full-time job, which means you need to be able to work on your own schedule, not someone else’s. At our facility you have 24/7 access because it’s your business, not ours.
Focus – This one may not jump right out at you, but working from home is full of distractions. Whether it’s kids, a beloved pet, or just the fact that you feel like you need to do anything else before you can work. When you move your business to a dedicated away-from-home location, your work becomes the primary focus, keeping you focused on moving forward.
Last, But Certainly Not Least! – A huge benefit to moving into a location like the Bangor Innovation Center is that you have the ability to access facilities that you would never be able to utilize in your own home. For instance, we have one of the only wet lab facilities in the entire state of Maine.
If you are developing a product that requires that type of facility, you simply cannot produce your product from home. We don’t want lack of access to hinder anyone from following their dreams, which is why it is so important to us that we provide local innovators the ability to do just that.
If you are a person that has an idea, a new product, or a new innovation keep in mind that moving to a location like the Bangor Innovation Center can only help you get one step closer to your goals.