Sunday, February 22, 2009

Working at Home

The idea for this little series has come from some readers. For many of us, having our own business means working at home. On the other hand, if may be the one reason people do or do NOT want to have their own business. There's some questions about how this will affect discipline and work/life balance. Here are some things to consider:
  • What kind of room do I have available and would it physically work for me?
  • How will this affect the people I live with?
  • Do I have the discipline to stay focused at home?
  • Do I have a hard time creating separation between life and work?
  • Will I have clients coming to my home office?
  • Will I meet clients at their workplace or a neutral environment?
  • How does this change my professional identity (if at all)?
Our homes are most often the incubators for our business ideas and sometimes they turn out to be a great first home. Whether they continue to house our business as we grow and change is up to you and your business and personal needs.

I'd love to hear some personal feedback and stories on this one!

1 comment:

  1. I would love to be a WAHM after military retirement - but only if a) it's fun and b) I have time for the family and c) it makes enough to pay a utility bill or two and the YMCA membership. I'm entering middle aged - haven't caught a vision of full time WAHM for substantial income. But if I were starting over? Heck YES! I would love to work out of my home!


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