Sometimes, acknowledging that your home-based business needs to move out of the house is as tough as sending your son or daughter off to college. But just like the kids can’t live with you forever, at some point, most home-based businesses will need to leave the nest.
How do you know if your “baby” has outgrown the confines of your home? Here are 4 warning signs.
Moving out of home isn’t a choice to make lightly, so assess the pros and cons of the move first. If you really love working from home, brainstorm solutions to your problems. Maybe you could rent meeting space on a temporary basis from an executive suite company, or visit clients at their locations. If neighbors or family members are interrupting your work, be honest about your needs and set some new ground rules.
If, after assessing your options, you decide you’re ready to make the move, figure out what you need from your new office or retail space. Find a commercial realtor with experience in your industry who can help you make the right choice.
Your SCORE Mentor can help you with the decision to work from home or move and help you weigh your options. Don’t have a mentor? Find one at the SCORE website.