Recession Survival- 2 Businesses Sharing 1 Rent
Although we all must have felt the renewed energy in the air after the inauguration this week, now we as small businesses owners need to be creative & try to find ways to survive these rough economic times. A concept that continues to stand out in my mind after much thought, is " 2businesses that offer the same services, fairly close in location, that are separately paying 2 probably high rents joining forces an operating the 2 businesses under 1 roof and then split the rent & utilities in 1/2. Cost efficient in terms of over head expenses. Many other details would have to be worked out of course, so that both / all parties would be satisfied & comfortable, but I'd like some feedback as to the idea itself. Also if anyone has had experience with this concept feedback of positive & negative response would be welcomed & appreciated. We are located in the Bergen County area of NJ. Please feel free to offer any constructive comments.
Thank you all in advance.