It is important that you find a working space that can expand with your business. There is nothing worse than getting yourself and any employees settled, only then having to uproot everything to new premises due to not having a scrupulous predetermined plan for the expansion of your business.
Set Up a Home Office
If you are lucky enough to have a home with a spare room that you can use for your working area, it can be very beneficial, however there are many that do not have this luxury. If you are one of these people, you are going to have to come up with an alternative that may cost you a little more money upfront.
If you are determined to work from home, there are some other options available to you other than a spare room in your home.
- Converting your garage, loft space, or basement if you have one of these. Obviously, not everyone has, and although the cheaper option out of these is a garage or basement conversion, it is highly likely that these areas are in full use already.
- Have a purpose-built structure in your yard. This may sound expensive, but depending on the size and style you want, it can be reasonably priced with the added bonus that you will be able to choose the look to complement your home’s exterior or your garden layout.
- If you do not have a garage, basement, or loft area to convert and you also do not have any outside area to speak of you will have to look to the corners of the rooms that you use within your home. However, keep in mind that this is a short-term option, as you will soon find that either your business or your home will suffer because of this setup – especially if you are sharing your accommodation with others and even more so with young children.
Rent a Desk
With the aforementioned in mind, if you really need to get out of the home to work, even if it is a head-clearing exercise, there is no better way than renting a space in a hot desk environment. Although you might be working on your business very much on your own, there will be others of a similar mindset working around you on their own businesses – creating a productive environment. Hot-desk businesses such as thebrew.co.uk do what they can to make you feel a part of something, even when you are working solo. They provide beverages and morning snacks for you while you are on their site, with the added benefit of fast and reliable WIFI.
Rent an Office Area
Obviously, if this doesn’t fit your bill then you are going to have to look into the much higher expense of renting a full office area, but keep in mind that the rent may not cover all of your monthly outgoings so be sure to carry out your own financial checks on how much it is likely to cost you.
You could very well find that you could save a little money by going for less desirable areas, but you may find that these areas could cost you more in insurance premiums.