It is no surprise that many individuals are turning to home-based business opportunities because of the Coronavirus pandemic, but also to avoid the strains of the daily commute to work and the inflexibility of being tied to the office.
There are many benefits from operating your business from your home initially, such as;
Take the strain off of your initial set up costs by working from home and not paying to rent or buy office space.
Working from home makes allowances for those times when you might need to be around to take a parcel, let an engineer in or get a few jobs done around the home whilst you work.
The commute is said to be one of the most stressful parts of the working day. When you work from home, you don’t have this, so you can either choose to spend the time you would have been commuting, doing something for yourself, or by putting that extra time in to building a great business.
You also save on the travelling costs whether it’s by car or a form of public transport.
By working from home, you aren’t confined to working in a certain location. Working remotely takes away your location so that you can work anywhere to get the job done. Great if you are thinking about running your business from a second home, here or abroad.
The year 2020, could also be named the year of home working, where individuals are encouraged to work from home where possible to maintain a social distance from others. For those businesses who have a work from home set up already – this hasn’t presented any problems. It’s great news that many of our business owners have been able to do this from day 1.
As much as there are benefits to working from home, the drawbacks can include being lonely, not having access to some resources and feeling less motivated to work due to home distractions. These all can be overcome by utilising video conferencing technology to keep in touch with team members for company and motivation, as well as having the occasional trip out of the home office to utilise resources.
Many of our Merry Maids franchise businesses choose to operate their business from their home rather than an office. For further information, speak to a member of our franchise sales team on 0116 275 9005 or email email@example.com further information