Setting up a business from home is a great way to get started on a small budget. Many great businesses were once started in a basement or study and went on to become global brands! Today, with the prolific use of the web, it is possible to minimise on infrastructure overheads and still run an efficient and successful business.
The nature of your business obviously has a bearing on your needs in terms of infrastructure and logistics, but no matter what your business is, a website is always a good idea. A website is your shop front to the world. You can advertise online and generate awareness among the local market with the clever online marketing tools available today.
Imagine the convenience of having a workplace that is actually in your home! Talk about the time and money saved on commuting. And it's convenient for the keyholding company too – they only have to hold on to one key for your home and office! But jokes apart, from the point of view of convenience, a home office can really be the best decision you make.
A home office can feel just as professional and work-like as a workplace that is miles away from your home! A home office can be kept as separate as you wish from your home life; it is down to a little discipline and some organisation.
In these times of economic strain, setting up your own business can seem daunting. But there is a lot of support for entrepreneurs and small businesses, and this is the time to make use of it and go solo!