Many of the considerations which relate to domestic Feng Shui and the feng shui of offices also apply to buildings which are used for industrial, commercial and other business purposes, but there are some additional ones, such as :-
The building from which a business is controlled will exert the most influence, but the administrative centres of subsidiaries, individual depots, shops etc. as well as the residences of the owner and chief officers also influence business performance.
The need to match the quantity of the energy to the size of business is fairly obvious. Large companies in large buildings need to be supplied with large amounts of energy, via large feeder roads to their buildings, and smaller companies need to be supplied with smaller amounts of energy via the smaller roads outside their more modest premises.
The type of energy needs to be matched to the type of company. Just down the road from us is a concentration of fast food outlets which have all thrived there for years due in part to the fast moving Wood element energy supplied by the road, which feeds the Fire element of their businesses.
The speed of the energy, both outside and inside needs to reflect the demands of the business. A restaurant for example will usually need quite slow, lingering energy to encourage people to stay all evening and consume much alcohol, coffee etc. in addition to the main meal. A fast food outlet by contrast needs much faster moving energy, to serve customers quickly and encourage them to leave in order to make way for the next lot. In both cases the number of customers depends on the total amount of energy entering the premises.
An easy way to assess how the Feng Shui of your premises is influencing your business is to notice the changes that occurred (particularly in the first two years) following changes to your premises such as; moving in, doing some building work, rearranging the layout and/or furniture etc.
Whilst in an ideal world we would each select the perfect site and design our buildings from scratch, it is far more common to operate out of rented or leased premises, where we have little or no authority to carryout structural work, or landscape the surroundings in the way in which we are often able in buildings which we own.
But much can be accomplished by judicious choice of colours for the decorations and/or furnishings and moving people, photographs, money, paperwork etc. into auspicious locations within the individual rooms and parts of the building as a whole.
It is also usually possible to make small adjustments to the direction faced by doors, even in rented or leased premises.