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The Benefits Of Having A Home Based Business

Are you a business owner? How amazing would it be to have your own home based business? Located at the bottom of your garden, running a business from home has never been so easy.

Why Run A Home Based Business?

If you don’t yet run your own business but are thinking of starting up from home, we have created this blog to let you know the top benefits of being your own boss. Running everything yourself is a big step but allows you to have more freedom and run things exactly the way you would like in your own environment.

Cost effective and hassle-free, our garden room buildings are the ideal space saving solution for business owners that are looking to run things from the comfort of their own home. Find out how you can change your life by working from home.

More Freedom

Office life often comes with rules which must be strictly abided by. For example; working hours, designated lunch breaks, dress code etc. Small inconveniences, we know – but you can make the rules when you own your own business, especially if you work from home. Working hours are in your control, if you need to get a job done then you have the autonomy to decide how and when to best get it done.

Not only this, but anybody who works will also know the struggle of travelling there. Sitting in gridlocked rush hour traffic for hours on end both on your way to and from work. It becomes tiresome and can have a negative impact on your wellbeing and make you frustrated to even get up in the mornings. Did you know the average Brit spends 48 minutes per day commuting, and that 1 in 7 workers are now spending over two hours commuting to and from work.

That is a lot of wasted time that could be better utilised. Get your life back by cutting your commute completely out. A garden building is a more cost-effective, quicker solution to your daily commute that also eliminates the need for expensive extensions or home renovations.

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Be Paid For Your Hard Work

Naturally, working in an office environment becomes competitive. Especially if you work for a large scale business, recognition is rare and you may not see as much money from the fantastic job that you’re doing.

By running a home business, you’re completely in charge of pay and will receive money that equates to the quality of work you’re providing or services on offer. It all depends on you or your employees. You decide what to do and how it is done. Giving you the opportunity to earn more money than you might do at a job within a large scale company.

Small Risk Factor

Hiring out office space to start up a free-standing business can be costly. However, starting a business from your home costs a great deal less, and could work out better for you in the long run. For a small business or a startup garden offices are the perfect cost-effective and low-risk investment. Suitable for year-round use, with no hidden costs and no contracts, your space is your own to do with as you please. And if your business takes off and you end up renting a big office block in town you can always convert your garden building to a home cinema!

man working in garden room office

More Time For Friends And Family

Family and friends are one of the most important things in life. A home business gives you more time to spend with family and friends. Working from home means that even your hour lunch break you would have at work, can instead be spent having lunch with your family rather than at a desk.

Or if you want a well-deserved catchup with your best friend, spend your lunch break talking over coffee in your kitchen! Without taking time away from the work schedule you would have anywhere, you have more flexibility to fit in your friends and family without any hassle. If you want to go on holiday with your family, there are no holiday requests and the decision is up to you. Your freedom is at its highest, as long as you work hard, you are your own manager.

Elevated Productivity

By cutting out the time that would be spent commuting to and from work, you have extra time to focus on your business. With much more time on your hands, you have the opportunity to build your business and focus on growth.

Not only this, but having your own business and wanting to push growth gives you the chance to fill a lot of job roles. Managers, director roles, sales and even marketing. Gaining experience and having your own business is an amazing thing to have in itself. Therefore also giving you the chance to gain experience in different sectors to widen your horizons.

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Take The Plunge And Start Your Own Business!

Our garden houses make the perfect space for all business types. Whether it is something creative, or space for an office, we cater to all business purposes.

If you have a potential business venture, or already have your own business and are looking to expand, why not get in touch with us. We can discuss design and style options, which building is best for you and much more. All in all, we hope that this article has been helpful and wish you all the best for you as a future, or a current, business owner.

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Our garden rooms are priced based on the internal sizes rather than the exterior footprint, making it easier for you to plan your space. The price includes base, installation and VAT so there are no (nasty) surprises when it comes to final payment!


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