The Small Business Start Up Guide For The Work at Home Business
This small business start up guide focuses on the work at home business, if you are planning to work from home, below are a few things for you to bear in mind when setting up your home business. When working from home it’s a good idea to try and have a separate working area from the rest of your home, an outside area would be ideal such as: a garage, shed or anywhere that you will not be disturbed and an area that can be secured so that:
If you are unable to have your own space while working from home then a partial segregation is the next best option. You could:
Keep in mind the safety of other people in your household, as you’ll probably have extra cables, wires, boxes, equipment that may get in the way of members of your family/visitors/workers and this may cause a risk risk/hazard to them
Contact your local Health and Safety officer to find out more details about the Health and Safety regulations and how they apply to you and your home business.
Also, where you aware that, using part of your house for your business can have tax and insurance implications? If you intent to work from home, it’s a good idea to check and see that your mortgage or tenancy agreement permits you to run a business from home.
At some point the following agencies should be on your list of people to contact:
Here is a quick overview of the Pros and Cons of a work from home small business.
However, there are disadvantages from home working too, you may find that you have problems with the following areas:
This small business start up guide covers basic start up information
and considerations that you should know when starting your home
business. Also do your own additional research to make sure that you have
all your bases covered.