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Portable Rooms, Finding Space for Your Small Business

Posted by Lynn Crow on 7 March 2023
Portable Rooms, Finding Space for Your Small Business

Starting your own business can be daunting, you know you have a great idea but one of the biggest challenges is keeping costs under control particularly when you are starting out. Many people choose to become a home-based business owner, especially if you don't have the need for warehousing or to run your business from rented or owned business premises. 

Running your business from home is a common choice for people who just need a small space or office, or who spend most of their time working on premises owned by their clients. It is also perfect for anyone wanting to set up a service-based business such as hairdressers, beauty therapists, massage therapists or dog groomers, just to name a few.

But, you need to consider if your home environment is appropriate for the business you wish to run?

When setting up your home-based office or salon, there are a number of factors to take into account.

The area that you use for work should ideally be clearly marked as such. A spare room with a lockable door or an outbuilding or portable room, which can be hired or purchased are popular choices enabling home business owners to:

·       Liaise with and service clients in a professional environment.

·       Offer privacy from interruptions from other members of the household.

·       Keep work equipment separate from home equipment and therefore protected.

·       Offer a work/home life balance.

You will also need a good internet connection, a quiet environment if you need to take phone calls or service clients, an area you can set up to work and somewhere safe to store important business and financial records.

You can create a space for your business in a number of ways:

·       using office equipment in a general area of the house and putting it away when not in use.

·       housing your workstation in a cupboard, wardrobe or under-stair space with lockable shutters or doors

·       Building a separate building or installing a portable room on your property which can be easily removable/moveable.

There are some major benefits to running your business from home.

Lower Operating Costs = Higher Profit

If you have a separate area in your home to run your business, not having to pay for a business premises or shop front is one of the most important reasons to consider basing your business at home. It can lower your operating costs and increase profitability if you don’t need to pay high rent or a mortgage for a separate premises. You may also be able to claim tax deductions if you have a permanent place of work set aside at home.

But what if you simply don’t have the space to run your business from home  If you have an accessible area on your property, you can hire or buy a portable room to run your business from.  Many come with air conditioning take less than an hour to install and are simply plugged into power to be ready to move into.

Costs to hire a portable room for your office start at $125.00 per week or you can purchase your own office and even customise it for as low as $16,495.00 which you can finance over 60 months for as low as $75.00 per week. 

Flexibility, Lifestyle and Productivity

Operating your business at home may offer flexibility to better suit your lifestyle. You have the opportunity to set your own business hours and be right at home when you are needed. Think of the amount of time saved when a commute is no longer necessary, time that can be spent on building your business or achieving some personal goals.

When you work run your business from home, you can increase your time and work far more efficiently than in an office environment. Being more productive — or working smarter, not harder — can have a positive impact on your bottom line.

Lynn CrowAuthor:Lynn Crow
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