Working In Your Pajamas Again? 3 Reasons Why You Should Expand To A Real Business Premises
It’s a natural thought process for most budding entrepreneurs. At what point do you upgrade your humble home business to a real, physical premises? For people that are established in their home office, and are enjoying the fruits of their labors too much, why you should you even upgrade to a business premises?
You Will Get More Work Done
One of the major annoyances of working at home is that, as your business expands, the conference calls, client liaisons, as well as the mountains of paperwork you need to do, are prone to various interactions. From your kids to the dog, to everything else in between, even that doorbell can be the most annoying thing in the world, especially if it’s another parcel being delivered! By moving to another premises, away from your home, you’ve got a space that is yours, and yours alone. It’s fine at the very beginning, when you have a dream, and you are enjoying that opportunity to work at home, but as your duties get larger, it’s not so feasible when you have a very small home office.
You Won’t Be Taken Seriously
If you have ambition, and you want to see your business go places, you can’t stay at home. From your clients to your colleagues, you need to consider a real, tangible place to do business. You can make the most of virtual offices and Skype meetings for the foreseeable future, but it gets to a point where you need a space that is yours and communicates that your business is a force to be reckoned with. And when it comes to developing your business, business lending companies are unlikely to take you seriously until you have assets. This means you need a base of operations. As soon as you are taken seriously, you’ve got more traction, more clients, more custom, more people want to work with you… The list goes on.
Are You Lonely?
It’s a valid question, but you need to remember the impact of working at home on your state of mind. Some people can cope absolutely fine with enforced isolation, but if you are keen to expand your business, and you are looking to liaise with more people, which is a natural by-product of a growing business, you could find yourself going stir crazy when you are working for more than 12 hours a day in a small room in the back of your house. Sometimes we all need that peace and quiet to do a pressing task, but there are so many of us who thrive on human interaction, because this promotes productivity, collaboration, and, at the end of the day, it makes most of us feel great! When you are trying to build up a company, your frame of mind has a very big impact on how productive you are, which will impact on your ability to land clients and custom.
Upgrading to a business premises, whether it is an office or a shop, it’s going to have a wonderful impact on every aspect of your business dealings, so consider it!