The new year is here, and that means many of us might have written down endless lists of New Year Resolutions in an attempt to lose weight, travel more, or start sporting.
But perhaps the best-laid plans are professional or financial – especially when you’re talking about the world of business.
Do I really need my commercial premises?
If you’re a freelancer, small business owner, or self-employed, one of the best ways to save money is by cutting down on your commercial premises.
Nowadays it’s becoming all the more feasible make a living from the comfort of your own home.
If your commercial rent is burning a serious hole in your pocket, it might be time to think about setting up shop at home.
It doesn’t matter if you’re a homeowner or a renter, (although, if you do want to make any physical adjustments to the property, it might be worth checking with the landlord first) you have the power to make your living space and your commercial space one big entity.
In this fast-paced hyper-connected digital world, communication has never been easier and due to the emergence of mobile devices, most people do their shopping, socialising or business online, meaning that for many, there’s less necessity to have a costly commercial space away from home.
The advantages of being a homeworker
By being a homeworker, you will be able to consolidate your commercial and private living costs.
You will be able to spend that extra half an hour in bed, you will be able to watch a Friends episode during your lunch break, and you’ll no longer be stuck in traffic on the way to work.
Of course, you will have to make your home office space work for you, ensuring it’s safe, comfortable, and distraction free. Have a look at a our previous post on how to create your home office in a stylish and practical way.
The world has changed, and regarding business, it’s more flexible than ever before, so if you’re living in London and tired of your current work situation, join the home workforce.
And if you do need a storage solution while you’re setting up your new workspace, just get in touch with Shurgard.