Why You Don’t Need an Office to Start Your Own Business

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It’s no secret that having a criminal record can make getting a job tough. That doesn’t stop you from needing money to live though. 

Starting your own business is a great solution, one that is easier to put into action than you might think. It’s easy to think of offices as being synonymous with businesses, but you don’t actually need an office to start a business.

Operate From Home

Your home can be the ideal place to run a bunch of different businesses. You wouldn’t be the first to start a business out of your home. Freelance writing, blogging, personal training, teaching music, and investing are just a few of the home-based businesses you can run

Many home-based businesses require little more than the internet and a laptop or computer to get started. Think about the skills you possess and how you can leverage them to generate income from your home.

Use Software

Remote work is the future of business. With the right software, you gain unparalleled freedom and flexibility to operate your business. Cloud software can give you the option of working anywhere you want. Dropbox makes it easy to securely share large files. 

PayPal makes payment processing easy. Slack gives you the ability to communicate with team members from anywhere. If you want to log into your desktop without having to be physically present, LogMeIn lets you access it from anywhere in the world.

Use a Virtual Office as Needed

Sometimes you still need a fully-furnished physical office space for meetings with investors or want to make use of office-related services. Having a professional physical address (as opposed to your home address) lends your business an additional level of professionalism. You can get all of that without the overhead cost of owning or leasing an office through a virtual office. A virtual office also offers you access to technology and hardware you might need on occasion. It’s a great resource to supplement your home-based business.

You don’t need an office to start a business. Starting your own business can be very simple. Start with a good idea that addresses a need in a unique way. Then, create a business plan, decide how you want to structure your business, and get whatever licenses you need to operate. From there, decide where you want to operate from. Virtual offices, coworking spaces, or even your home are all great options. Think about what makes the most sense for your business and go from there.

Did you enjoy reading this article? Here’s more to read. Tips for Productivity When Working Remotely


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