There have been many changes to working patterns in the last couple of years. The pandemic meant a lot of people were forced to re-evaluate their careers with many choosing to go self-employed and work from home ...
But after 12 or so months at the kitchen table, or in a spare bedroom, many of us are thinking about our working environment. As the pandemic restrictions are eased and temporary working arrangements become more permanent, it's time to think about how much space you will really need, both now and in the future.
While working from home provided an urgent solution to a problem, it also highlighted the need for defined boundaries in our lives. Having a dedicated workspace is important to create a focused work environment.
You will probably spend at least eight hours a day - one-third or more of your waking life - in the place you have designated for work. In the long-term, you won't want that to be a corner of your kitchen table or your spare bedroom.
While garden offices are becoming a more popular choice, they can be expensive. One step up from a garden shed won't be ideal and if you live in a flat it won't be an option at all. Realistically, permanently committing part of your home space to work might not be the best choice because you will have limited room to expand if you need to.
However, if you are a sole trader or freelancer, you might not want to take on a long-term lease for an office or workshop and co-working spaces don't work for you.
By moving your business to Bucks Biz, you are investing in more than a place to work. The address will help your local marketing. Almost half of online searches are looking for local information, and you won't want to miss out on so many opportunities.
If you have employees or are planning to recruit, then you will need to provide an environment that people will want to work in. This might mean decoration and ongoing maintenance costs, or you could consider serviced offices or an industrial space like ours with many of your costs included. And, of course, your customers will want to visit you from time to time, so you will want to welcome them in a professional environment.
When you have an organised working space with the right equipment and office furniture you can reduce clutter, waste, and inconvenience. This is an easy, low-cost way to improve your efficiency and avoid wasting time searching for missing items.
So make your workspace a priority. Talk to Bucks Biz about your options and how our in-house design and maintenance team can work with you to create a working environment that will meet your needs exactly!