Did you know that many of the entrepreneurs when they start their business, they decide to turn their home into an office?
In order for your business to start with the right foot from offices installed in your house we share the following recommendations:
Define a space for your office.
Empty the space you will use as your office, as you need to avoid distractions. The suggestion is that you choose a place with lots of natural light, good ventilation and away from areas of the house where there’s coexistence.
You must establish schedules of starting and ending work, and set aside time for breaks to eat and relax. You also need to define how long the breaks will take, and try to be punctual. You’d be surprised how difficult getting to your desk can be with the bed just round the corner!
You must learn to separate your work life from personal even though both are pretty much in the same space. This is a crucial part of preparing to work at home, especially if you are living with someone or have a family.
Get your gear.
The basic office equipment is a computer, printer, broadband internet, fax, phone, amongst others. For optimum productivity invest in fibre optic cable broadband, especially if your work requires high speed internet access. If you can afford it try getting ergonomically designed tables and chairs – it will save you a lot of pain and strain down the road.
It pays to get professional help.
Treat your business professionally. If you need the services of a lawyer or accountant, it is advisable to use them instead of getting into a load of legal or accounting trouble in future. Contact them and remember to look into contract agreements in detal.
Find people with the same experience.
Listen to the advice of people who have gone through the same experience. That will motivate you to achieve your goals and if you have questions or problems they may provide aid. Otherwise, find a business mentor.
Check the law.
Find out what legal approvals your business needs, and then acquire the necessary licenses needed for your business to operate smoothly. Also look at how you can protect your business through intellectual copyright such as patents.
In the entrepreneurial world it is better to be prepared for the worst, as even the smallest market changes may adversely affect your business. Have sufficient backup resources to cope with any eventuality.
Determine the business structure.
The options are sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation or Limited Liability Company. The attorney and accountant are important in this process, and can advise on which structure is best for your business.