So, you’ve decided it’s time to bid a fond farewell to your boss, pack up your box of belongings and head out of the office for the very last time, bound for a new life as owner/manager of your own business. It’s a bold move to make, but one that more and more people are considering, and one that could make you either very happy or very wealthy, but preferably both.
If you have been thinking about this for some time and have a very clear plan of action then you may have put money aside in order to cover the costs of setting up your new business. If you don’t have a lot of savings put by to cover things like rent for an office or studio space then you may find yourself working out of your spare room to begin with.
However, don’t feel too down about the fact that you’re building your empire from the guest bedroom – there are lots of positives to working from home. For a start, the commute is easier, and secondly, it will save you a lot of money in those first few crucial months when every penny counts. It may not be the ideal place to host client meetings but with a little time spent on the design and arrangement of furniture, you can create a very cosy, comfortable office space to work in.
Whatever size room you are converting to an office, by decking it out with handcrafted fitted furniture for home offices you will be able to make the most of the space available and have everything laid out just as you like it. So if you’re the kind of person who likes to be able to look out the window as you’re working then why not get a desk made to fit flush against the wall just below the window. If, on the other hand you find the goings on outside the window too much of a distraction then perhaps a corner unit would be a better option for you. If you’re not a feng shui master and aren’t too sure about how to go about designing the layout of your office then it might be a good idea to get an expert around to give you some ideas. A chat with someone who specialises in handcrafted fitted furniture for home offices will ensure that you get the right furniture for the room and that your office is set up in a way that suits you.
Now all you need is that first client. Good luck!