You have a great idea, or offer a sought-after service, and decide to go for it and start a business. What next? Well, your first step might be to set up a home office. If things go well and your business grows, you will soon find yourself limited by the space your home office offers. If you think you might be in that situation, here are four surefire ways to know it’s time to move on to the next arena and find yourself executive suites.
Meeting Clients and Giving a Good First Impression Counts
There comes a point in every business where you start to meet more and more clients. While having a base of operations at home can be fruitful at first (you’re saving money, after all), chances are it will not be the ideal place to hold meetings. Clients are not very likely to be impressed with meeting you at your residence. This is even more pronounced when you do not live alone, as having your spouse, children, or pets around may create an atmosphere that is not the professional and sharp image you want to portray.
Distractions Start to Get the Better of You
Let’s face it, we are surrounded by time-wasters at home. Unless you are extremely well-disciplined, you may find yourself losing the thread of what you were doing. The urge to put Netflix as background noise may be overwhelming and, before you know it, you find yourself sucked into the plot and distracted away from your business goals. When you work from home, it is very easy to let your mind wander, especially when the task at hand is repetitive or boring. The more attention you need to pay to details, the more important it is to get out of your home office and have an environment designed for productivity.
You Need to Find Work-Life Balance
Working from home definitely has its perks. For example, you avoid the daily commute saving you time to devote to other things, albeit that time tends to end up in distraction. The downfall of working from the house. as opposed to executive office suites, is that you never disconnect. When your home is also your place of work, it’s hard to cut the mental cord and allow yourself “me-time.” Having a place devoted to productivity will improve your work-life balance, allowing you to leave work at work.
You’ve Brought on Employees
When you start your business, it might be just you. This makes working from your home office convenient and cost-effective. As your business grows, you’ll probably hire employees who will need some kind of workspace. Not every employee is going to want to work out of your residence. Setting up a convenient and professional office environment, such as executive suites, gives you and your team the space and resources you need to get work done.
If you are looking for first-class amenities, as well as a fully-customizable and flexible space to suit your specific needs, look no further! Call 954-745-5800 today and see why, at Alexa’s Workspaces, we don’t have clients – only colleagues.