Small Business

Small Business

Major breakthroughs in technology and the growth in e-commerce businesses are leading to many new businesses starting up in peoples home. It’s an obvious choice for people who just need a small office, or who spend most of their time working on client premises.

Working from home can have many advantages. You may find it helps you to:
  • save on start-up costs, as you do not need premises
  • save time that would be spent on looking for suitable property
  • avoid becoming tied into long tenancy agreements
  • arrange work around family commitments
  • get help from family – for example they may help you with filing or general administration tasks
  • save on time and money spent travelling to work
  • avoid the noise and distractions of the workplace
However, there are disadvantages from home working too. You may find you have trouble with:
  • separating home and work life
  • the initial expense of setting up
  • domestic distractions and interruptions
  • isolation/loneliness