As our lives get more complex and with the rise of the “Working from Home culture”, we are all looking for ways to simplify our working lives .
Working from home has increased by a fifth in the last ten years to reach a record 1.5m according to a new study. The biggest growth has been among women with 35% (157,000) more working from home in 2015 than in 2005.
Union leaders have urged bosses to be more flexible to let employees work from home to reduce commuting costs and to help people cope with caring and childcare responsibilities.
Considering a separate home space to maximise your small business or home working option
A Home Office or Garden Studio offers an alternative to trying to find space in your home for the full time or part time homeworker. Creating an alternative outdoor space in your Garden can help to avoid some of the pitfalls of working in the actual house such as constant family distractions and temptations to focus on other commitments. Remember though this is not a Garden Shed! It’s designed to encourage creativity and indeed can be a hugely positive addition to any family home.
Whether you are a full time home-based small business owner or someone who splits their time by working from home occasionally, there are a number of pros and cons to consider before you set up a home office and plan your work environment.
Working out of a home-based office is certainly not for everyone, so it’s important to consider the many advantages and disadvantages before you make it a part of your work process.
Here are a few thoughts to help you decide if working from home is right for you.
There are many reasons working from home is a great option for many small business owners. Here is a look at a few:
Only you can decide if working from home is right for your small business. Consider the pros and cons outlined here, your home situation, and your personal character traits. By analysing these factors, you can make a decision that will work for your business.
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