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Its Time To Buy A Home That Fits Your Work From Home Lifestyle
Dated: February 25 2021
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Making a Home Office That Helps
Your Business Grow
Whether you’ve just caught on to the overwhelming wave of entrepreneurs choosing to work out of their homes or you’ve been planning your home-based business for a while, you probably know the gist of how it can put you in an advantageous position. You’ll save money on overhead costs, you’ll have a 30-second commute, and you’ll have a unique opportunity to capture a healthy work-life balance.
However, running a home-based business only works when you have a dedicated workspace that helps you eliminate distractions and maintain a work mindset. If you want to start a business out of your home (or grow your current business from home), consider these tips for creating an appropriate home office.
Is your current home well-suited for your business? If it will not provide the space you need for your work and storage, it could be time to explore your options. The home buying process can be made a lot easier by working with an experienced and dedicated real estate professional from Jenny Rutherford Real Estate.
Fortunately, now is a great time to buy a home, as there are plenty of homes selling and interest rates are very low for mortgages. Nonetheless, it’s essential to approach the home buying process and prepare the right way. Get in touch with a lender to find out how much you can afford and what kind of loan you would be pre-qualified for. Jenny Rutherford Real Estate can recommend great local lenders to you to get you pre-approved in just one day and ensure a smooth process.
Jenny will help you every step of the way to help you find your dream home, negotiate a great price and get you to closing as quickly as possible. After settling on a home for your business, you will need to decide where in the home to put your home office. Make sure it’s in a separate area from your living room, kitchen, and other primary living areas. And try to choose somewhere with windows so that you can have natural light pouring in throughout the day.
Set Up a Legal Structure
Once you know where your home office is going, make sure you have the right kind of business structure set up for your situation. For a home-based business, forming an LLC often makes the most sense. It’s easier and faster to establish than a corporation, and you will have more protection and tax advantages than if you were to operate as a sole proprietorship. Visit https://www.georgiallc.org/ to get to know the LLC regulations in your state, and consider working with a formation service, which is typically less expensive than hiring an attorney.
Get a Good Desk and Chair
So, you’re ready to outfit your home office! The most important elements to consider will be your desk and chair. Your desk should be attractive and fit everything you need while still allowing you space to work. And you should consider investing in an ergonomic office chair that will keep your body comfortable and healthy during long work hours.
Get Any Other Equipment Necessary
Other equipment that most home offices need include:
A reliable laptop or desktop computer
A suitable Internet service and connection
Desk lamps, floor lamps, and any other lighting solutions that help you stay productive
A quality printer/scanner and fax machine
Good headphones or speakers
The specific equipment you need will depend on the type of business you own. Write out all of the daily tasks required to run your business efficiently, and do your research to find the best equipment you can fit within your budget.
Design It to Inspire
Finally, it’s not only important that your home office is functional. You also want it to inspire you to work productively each and every day. Play around with ideas on how you can paint the walls, the kind of area rugs you can put down, the types of DIY storage you can add, the artwork you can hang, and any other ideas that will help you to make your office distinctly your own.
There are a lot of advantages to operating a business out of your home. But it’s critical to have a home office that will help motivate and enable you to work efficiently. Be sure to choose the right home/space for your office, form the right business structure for your needs, and outfit your office to equip and inspire you. In no time, you can be set up and ready to build a thriving business!
Article by Tina Martin. She stays busy as a life coach and works hard to help herself and her clients achieve a healthy work-life balance. She started ideaspired.com as a side project to reach as many people as possible, and encourage them to put their dreams first.
Meet Jenny Rutherford Jenny Rutherford Real Estate, LLC. Where did you grow up? I grew up on a farm at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia. I've lived in several states, including Virgi....
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