Are you Ready to Move Your Home Business Out Into an Office?

As a small business owner often one of the biggest challenges is managing your own workflow from home and being productive as your own boss.

Becoming a self-employed entrepreneur is a big leap in life and it requires a lot of dedication, time, and skill. If you have been working from home for a long time in your role it is possible that you want a change soon, and a move to an office setting is a good idea.

Today we want to talk about some of the signs that you may be ready to take your small business from the home to an office and build your empire from the ground up.

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Your Home Business is Booming

The first good sign that you may be ready to move your home business to an office this coming year is that your business is successful.

If you have noticed during the last couple of months that your sales are growing at an exponential rate – it is possible that soon you won’t have the capability to run your business from home effectively.

It is important to consider an office move when you start to see success as you’ll be able to hire help and put a more professional face on your business going forward.

Move Your Home Business for Peace

Working from home, on one hand, can be a peaceful affair when you are able to get away from the people in your office. However often it can also be stressful if you are being pulled here there, and everywhere by children and pets.

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If you have recently found that being at home is making it harder for you to concentrate on your work it is a good idea for you to consider renting an office space or even joining a communal office.

That peace and quiet, as well as a nice view, will allow you to stay focussed and get as much work done as you can.

Some places will allow you to rent space for a few days a week and not 5 or 7 days weekly.

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You Want New Scenery to Work From

Sometimes a fresh start is a great thing, and your reason for moving your workspace elsewhere might simply be boredom.

Being stuck in the same room every day can get old pretty quickly and can often impact our motivation as well as inspiration. However, a move to a brand new office can be great.

It can kickstart your creativity by moving to a professional office space such as KL Traders Square. This will allow you to enjoy a change of scenery and a change of pace too.

Expand Your Home Business with New Hires

For those of you who have up until now been a one-person show, there will come a time when you need to hire some helping hands.

Of course, you could choose to hire employees remotely – however, this will often be a little harder than in person simply because it will be more difficult to communicate.

Buying or renting an office space for some new employees is a brilliant way to take that new step in your working journey, and will allow you to offer better facilities for yourself and your team.

Your Home Business is Ready to Branch Out

When you start working as a small business there may come a time where you want to branch out in terms of your products and services. Often a small business will focus on a small number of things, but over time it will start to feel stale.

If you want to bring some new content or capability to your business this year an office space is a good idea to garner inspiration and growth.

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An office allows you to do so much more than you can at home. If your office space at home is small renting or purchasing an office space will give you much-needed space.

You Have the Money to Work from Elsewhere

A simple reason for moving to an office is that you now have the budget to do this. If you prefer working in the city anyway, it may be that until now you have been waiting to be able to afford a workspace of your own.

Now that you have it in the budget, rent a space, and start to feel that inspiration flow.

The Need to Hire Equipment for Your Home Business

If you are working in a field such as product making, you might find that you need an office space to manufacture properly.

Let’s say you are an artist; you’ll need a professional printer and scanner to print high-quality copies of your work to sell in your shop. This is not likely to fit at home, and storing your work will be a pain at home.

The same can be said for other businesses that produce products. You will need space to produce and store inventory.

There are so many good reasons to hire an office, so assess your situation this year and see what you think.

Your Turn

Are you ready to move your home business? I’d love to know more in the comments below.

 

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Lisa loves helping others to thrive online through Social Media, Blogging, and SEO. What good is knowledge if you cannot share it with others? She has 30+ years of experience in marketing/advertising with 10 years of experience in content marketing, social media, blogging, and SEO. Check out her latest eBook "How to Tweet and Thrive on Twitter" now on Amazon.

  • All are good reasons for working from an office outside of your home Lisa. The distractions point? Oh yeah; I get that one LOL. I deeply love house sitting because animals-pets are important to Kelli and I. We prefer to sit over renting not because of finances aka saving money, but to be around animals. But animals can be distracting. I need to build my blogging schedule around pet routines. I love it for now but years down the road, I picture myself renting more and sitting less as my business grows.

    Ryan

    • Hi Ryan, I’m sure you do, and moving around as you do must really help your writing with inspiration. Interesting how you are looking years down the road and what you envision. Always important to know where you want to go or you will never get there! Thanks for coming by and have a great weekend. Maybe you will see some snow 🙂

  • Hi Lisa,
    I remember when my daughter was growing her business and she decided to rent some office space. Looking back it was the best decision she could make at the time because it allowed her to expand her offerings. She was also able to hire additional staff and take more business travel trips!

    • Hi Ileane, Wow, I’m so glad to hear your story Ileane about your daughter. I bet it did make it easier for her. There is a local co-op in RI that I often toyed with renting a few days a week. It would be a different scenery and a place to meet with clients. It had a nice walking path too that I would love. Thanks for coming by on this one Ileane. Make it a great day and rest of the week!

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