When you lease a commercial property, you want to maximize that space. Any time paying customers aren’t occupying that space you are losing money. Don’t get into the studio mindset…think outside that box!
Many musicians just want a place where they can practice without neighbors calling the cops for noise disturbances. Provide them that sanctuary at a lower cost than studio time. An added benefit to this is when it comes time for that musician to record their first EP or album, they have already built a relationship with you.
Just be sure to lock the really expensive stuff up! Yeah, I hate to be that guy but gear tends to grow legs as they say when eyes aren’t watching. For this reason, it may also be a good idea to invest in a security camera system. Even if it’s one of those cheap fake ones.