Taking Your Home Business Out of the House
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.
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