When you are starting out as an entrepreneur, one of the biggest concerns you have is a space to work in. If you are growing and bring in more employees, then that becomes an even more pressing issue.
You don’t have to get disheartened if you can’t afford to rent a good office space. Not many people have enough funds in the beginning to get the best of everything. With digital advancement, this issue has almost become a non-issue. This gives you the opportunity to get creative with the traditional idea of having an office.
Work from a Home Office
If you are one and the only one working and don’t have to worry about other people, then you can very easily turn your own apartment into your office. If you have a spare bedroom, then that can make for a proper office room.
Many people nowadays are turning one of their rooms into office areas even when they have a proper office. This helps keep your living area and working area separate. Even if you don’t have a spare room to turn into your office, you can still effectively keep the areas separate. Have a dedicated desk and chair, either in your bedroom or your living room.
Work from Coworking Spaces
Some people face problems when they have to work from home. It does not help them be productive enough because they don’t have a clear designation of space and also don’t have people as company.
If this is your issue, then you can join a coworking space. The collaborative environment gives you an environment that is dynamic and comfortable. It helps you be a part of the working culture while giving you the opportunity to do your own.
If you have employees working for you, even them renting an office space in a coworking space is much more affordable than renting an office. When you rent a space to turn into an office, you have to invest in furniture, stationery, electronics, basic necessities. You will also have bills to pay – water bill, electricity bill, wifi, building maintenance, snacks – along with your rent.
With coworking spaces, the furniture, light bill, water bill, wifi, cleaning services, etc. are all taken care of. All you pay for is the rent and every other amenity is included. So, this can help you save money while having top-class facilities.
Work from Cafes
If you work alone and can’t work well from your home and can’t afford coworking space, then cafes are your best bet. You get the same treatment as a coworking space. You get a great sitting area, light, ac, wifi, and washroom. Instead of paying rent, you pay for coffee and snacks. This is a more affordable option than coworking. You even have the company of other people working there just like you.
The times have gone when having an office was a symbol of being serious with your venture. Everything turning digital gives you an opportunity to keep all transactions and communications online. This helps you save money big time. This can be a great help when you are starting out.