1. Technology advances and the internet have quickly changed the dynamics of the workplace by allowing work to be completed more mobile – from home, the car or a café
2. Start-up businesses from home have a reduced financial commitment from the start with fewer overheads which leads to a higher rate of survival in the earlier years
3. Consumer purchasing habits are changing and shifting away from buying goods locally to the convenience of online shopping and delivery of products to their front door, reducing the need for a premises to retail from
4. The increased push between a true Work/Life balance is seeing more people working from home to continue caring for children and reducing wasted time with home to work travel
Working or operating your business from home seems to have its advantages but it does come with some challenges. While it may seem like a ‘fun’ option, it is important to remember that you need to work (not clean the house or do the laundry) to ensure you continue to produce an income. To the contrary it may be difficult for some to recognise when the working day is over and before you know it you are slipping back into the office at all hours of the night and not having quality home time. The key is to find the right balance to make working from home, work for you!