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Taking Your Home Business Out of the House

by Yvonne Russell on April 27th, 2008


By Thursday Bram

Many of us choose to work from home because we want to run our own businesses, avoid the stress of the office or create a more flexible schedule. Very few of us work at home to entirely avoid people. If we aren’t careful, that’s just what we end up doing, though. But most of us have businesses that allow us to work from other places, at least part of the time.

If your business just relies on having internet access, coffee shops, libraries and even some fast food joints offer wireless internet. Most libraries also have computers you can use. Many individuals who work out of the home are actually creating groups to work together (co-working).

Some groups have grown large enough, like Independents Hall (indyhall.org) to rent office space — each person who wants to use a portion of the space pays a portion of the rent. Co-working is much more affordable than renting out an office on your own.

Even if the majority of your work requires you to be home, most businesses have certain tasks that can be done anywhere. For instance, if you need to plan out the next phase of your marketing plan or outline a new project, you may be able to do that with nothing more than a pen and a piece of paper. With those tools, you can work from the park, a restaurant — even on the road, if you want.

Thursday Bram is a freelance writer and blogger. You can read her work at One Vote Matters here at b5 media or on her personal site ThursdayBram.com.

© Image courtesy of Yvonne Russell at Grow Your Writing Business.com

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3 opinions for Taking Your Home Business Out of the House

  • Debbie Yost
    Apr 27, 2008 at 2:43 pm

    Hi Thursday,
    Being isolated at home can be so frustrating. It is important to get a chance to talk with other adults from time to time. That’s why I have found blogging so helpful. I love the idea of working from a library or coffee house. You may not actually talk to other people, but just the ability to people watch a little can really help you get out of a rut! Thanks for the ideas.

  • Yvonne Russell
    Apr 28, 2008 at 12:49 pm

    Thanks for a great guest post, Thursday.

    I like the idea of Indy Hall and others. It’s like an office with opportunities for interaction but with your own independence.

  • Yvonne Russell
    Apr 28, 2008 at 12:53 pm

    Hi Debbie

    I know many people who regard their local coffee shop as their unofficial work space.

    Many libraries have free internet these days which is great when traveling away from home too if you don’t want to take your laptop.

    Blogging certainly does provide a sense of connection too.

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