It would be wonderful if every small company could project their future needs and erect the perfect building as soon as they find a great lot. It would save quite a bit of time and money down the road. While that is the ideal dream of many, most small companies are unable to afford a large cash outlay. They could build the entire building they will need years down the road, or they could consider building in modules.
Modular building is an idea that has been around for many years, but it has most recently been associated with modular homes. That is not quite the concept here, and there are plenty of advantages for small companies. Building the office, manufacturing, and even the shipping space they need now is all they should accomplish now, but their future needs should be part of their overall plan.
A large lot will be necessary for a company that plans to expand in the future. Once the lot has been acquired, getting architectural plans drawn up for what will be built now and in the future is the next goal. Knowing there will be future expansion that has already been accounted for can save a great deal of time and effort into the future. The plans can usually be registered and permitted with the local zoning commission, and they will be readily available when additions to the business are needed.
Building only what is necessary right now is a good way to keep the bottom line from falling into severe debt. This is one reason most small companies move several times as they grow, but that can be just as expensive. Finding the perfect lot, creating a plan for now and the future, and getting modules built that will suffice for the next few years is a comprehensive way to keep expansion in mind while creating the perfect work space for today.