Depending on where you live, you may be interested in using outdoor space as part of what makes up the property for your business. This can work for any type of business, be it retail or more commercial businesses. However, to make this arrangement work well for you, you’re going to want to make sure you’ve covered your bases with planning and preparation so this can be a successful endeavor for your business. To show you how you can do this, here are three tips for setting up business space in the outdoors.

 Creating A Mobile Office

 If you’re tired of being stuck in the same place each and every day while running your business, you may want to consider how you could create a mobile office for yourself. According to Scott Gerber, a contributor to American Express Open Forum, all you really need to create a mobile office is a portable desk and a comfortable chair. However, you need to remember that the elements are often unpredictable. So if you want to have a mobile outdoor office, you need to be prepared for things like wind, rain, or extreme sun.


Make Sure It’s All Legal

 Although you won’t have a traditional business space when you choose to set up shop outdoors, you still need to ensure that everything you’re doing is legal. If you need to pour a concrete pad or use public or private space, it’s important to know what legal channels you should go through and how to make sure you have the proper permits. Especially if you plan to serve or make food outdoors, you’ll need to check with your state or local government to ensure that all the work you’re doing is legally sound and that your company won’t get in trouble.


Get The Right Furniture

 When you have a business that’s functioning outdoors, you’ll have to take extra precautions to ensure that any furniture or equipment you use is suitable for being outside and vulnerable to the elements. According to, wooden or metal seating is probably going to be your best bet for furniture that will stand up to wind or rain. Additionally, you may want to invest in fencing that will help section off that areas that you’re wanting to use for your business. This could help you have distinct space that won’t easily be used or passed through by people who aren’t there regarding your business. Just make sure that whatever materials or colors you choose to use for your outdoor business furniture fit with your brand and complement your business.

If you want to take part of your business operations outside, use the tips mentioned above to help make this part of your business a success.

By Eddy

Eddy is the editorial columnist in Business Fundas, and oversees partner relationships. He posts articles of partners on various topics related to strategy, marketing, supply chain, technology management, social media, e-business, finance, economics and operations management. The articles posted are copyrighted under a Creative Commons unported license 4.0. To contact him, please direct your emails to [email protected].