Owning a business no longer means working the 9-5 in a scratchy shirt amid arctic conditions (you can see which side I sit on in the office air-con war).
Many of the UK’s small businesses begin as home based operations. This is totally understandable when you consider that business owners may still be holding down a full-time job when starting out and working from home in their free time is the easiest way to test the waters. It also makes sense when you look at the astronomical costs involved with renting/buying office space. But one issue that running a business from home does bring up is credibility. Continue reading
Modern times are staggering. In terms of the digital technologies available to even the most basic offices there really is a shocking degree of flexibility and accessibility. With an internet connection you can do almost anything work related. From online office productivity suites to web meetings and chats – it’s all right there at your fingertips. This begs the question, could your company get rid of the physical office altogether and go into a totally virtual office environment? Continue reading