If you’ve tried working from home all summer, you may rejoice at having the home all to yourself again. As the kids are heading back to school, there’s no question that your workday will look and function a lot differently.
But, why should the kids be the only ones getting a change of scenery? It might also be time for you to enjoy your own fresh start with a new office space that can help you catch up on all the work you missed over the summer break.
Benefits of Working Outside the Home
A home office has its benefits, but there’s a reason why coworking is a growing trend among freelancers and entrepreneurs. For many, it’s an opportunity to have your own office space without paying the high price of a commercial office.
Consider the advantages that an office outside the home can bring to your business:
Working from home can be distracting. You get sidetracked by pets and children. Housework is continually calling your name. Simply shutting your office door doesn’t always keep out all the noise and curiosity seekers.
If you find yourself getting up to answer the door, let the dog out, or do that one little nagging chore (which easily turns into five chores) during the workday, you’re not doing your productivity any favors.
Working in a coworking space can be a refreshing change of scenery that takes you away from the distractions of home and let you focus on your work (and hopefully get more accomplished as a result).
When the kids are in school, working in your home office gives you all the privacy you need. You don’t have someone looking over your shoulder at all times, asking when dinner will be ready, or messing with your important papers on your desk.
However, that doesn’t mean you can’t also get privacy in a coworking space. Most coworking environments offer private temporary office space so you can buckle down on the details, entertain clients, and hold conference calls without prying eyes or ears.
If you need to meet with clients face-to-face, there’s no question that a private office space makes you look more professional than your home office. You’ll typically have more tools within arm’s reach, such as a whiteboard, projector, or printer, which can make your business look more legitimate.
One of the biggest advantages of working outside the home is being in close proximity to other freelancers, entrepreneurs, or business owners. It’s an easy way to build your circle of professionals, especially if your temporary office space holds networking events, workshops, or other social engagements.
Office Space Options to Upgrade Your Business
If you’re considering working away from home, you typically have three options: use your local library or coffee shop, rent a traditional office, or venture into the coworking world.
Coworking has a cost advantage over the traditional office with a set monthly price so you can pay as you go and only pay for the space you need. It also carries a professional advantage over a local hangout that can help you legitimize your business, especially when meeting with clients.
Are you ready for an office refresh? Find the Office Evolution location nearest you and take a tour of your new workspace!