To Include Or Not To Include: The Plight Of The Solopreneur

It's one of the toughest questions many home-based business owners face, do I include my home address if I’m a solopreneur who works from home? Your business needs a location—a place for mail to be sent, packages to be received, and meetings to take place. So you unwillingly use your home address. Now, clients past, present and even future know your residence, maybe without even realizing it’s your home.

What if someone were to stop by that address you used on the Thank You card you sent? Is your home 'office' ready for a client? Maybe you should refrain from putting your home address in the return address location. While your home may be the perfect place for you to work, maintaining a level of privacy is also important, which creates an interesting space dilemma.

Are Public spaces Enough?

If worrying about your clients potentially dropping by weren’t enough of a dilemma, many solopreneurs also stress about where to hold an appointment. The coffee shops of today offer much more than just coffee with comfortable places to sit and talk business. You may catch yourself drawn to the allure of this simplistic meeting space. Unfortunately, things like no seats and WIFI can mess up your presentation and ruin a meeting, for more reasons to avoid meeting in coffee shops, read the '4 Pitfalls of Meeting in a Coffee Shop.'

While you may be able to make public spaces work to meet your needs, they are not at all conducive to having business conversations. To quote our owner Ryan Coburn, “Stopped into Serrano's Coffee in Monument on my way down to the Springs. I love to see everyone having conversations and connecting with friends here. Now, the woman meeting with her divorce attorney is another thing. Not only do I know who she is, but I also know all of her financial information and challenges she's having. Is this the best place to be meeting?”

Do you want your private business manners overheard by someone stopping to grab a coffee? We think not. Fortunately, you no longer have to feel limited to a home, coffee shop, or other public meeting space there is another solution. Work how you want, where you want, and when you want with Office Evolution - Aurora while still maintaining a professional appearance.

Our location comes with added bonuses like Phone Answering and a Professional Mail Box. That means you no longer have to worry about that return address! With Office Evolution - Aurora you’ll never have to ask to do or not to do when it comes to including your business address. Don’t just take our word for it, call 303-376-6323 to learn how you can use our location in Aurora as your “main office” while having the ability to meet with clients across the Front Range in one of our other franchise locations at no additional cost.

Contact us to schedule a tour at our Aurora location by calling (303) 376-6323, emailing aurora.co@OfficeEvolution.com.

Written by: Office Evolution Aurora

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