If you have recently started a fashion business, you might already feel like you’ve made a mistake. You may have spent a lot of money on setting up an office. Now, you see that you never needed one. It costs a fortune to run, and you want to get rid of it. Instead, you want to switch to running your business from home. A lot of new business owners are taking the same path. The question is, how?
Selling Your Office
If you’re renting your office, you can just wait until your lease ends and pack up. But, if you’ve made the mistake of buying the office you have a trickier problem. You need to sell it on before you can set up from home. Hopefully, you have bought an office that is in a good location. This will make it an easy sell. We recommend that you get in touch with an estate agent that specializes in commercial property. They should be able to help you get your office off your hands quickly without a fuss.
The next issue you need to think about is the technology that you will require to run your business from home. We suggest you start by networking. While you won’t have an office, you will still need to talk to your employees and clients. To do this, it’s important that you set up a computer network. This will allow information to be effortless shared between anyone connected to your business. We advise that you look into the different cloud servers available. A cloud server will give you unlimited access to your business anywhere at any time.
Of course, it’s not just about getting the information. It’s also about the speed that you can get it and pass it on. A weak internet connection will severely limit you when running your business from home. To solve this issue, it is recommended that you install a fibreoptic connection in your home. That way you will have the fastest speeds available.
Setting Up Your Office
Your next task is to set up an office in your home. You must start thinking about this as your place of work. Otherwise, you will find your productivity has been sharply produced. It is vital to your company that you work at the same level that you did when you were in an office. You will be responsible to speaking to material suppliers as well as logistic teams to move your stock. Without your work, your company will grind to a halt. That said, it’s also important that this office is comfortable. Working from home, you will spend a large amount of time on the computer. Drafting stools are the best chairs so that you don’t develop a bad back or RSI.
Finally, because you are working from home, you will find that you are constantly being pulled away from work. This will be unavoidable and it’s one of the issues of working from home. People in your life will not see you as working. They will instead see you as available. This is why we also recommend you invest in call handling software to manage any calls you miss.