Start a business from home

Start a business from home

erdfIt’s simple to start a business from home and growing numbers of people are doing it. There are 2.9m home-based businesses in the UK and they contribute £300 billion to the economy.

These are some of the top things you need to know and do when starting a home business.

  1. Love thy neighbour – make sure your business activity does not upset other residents think noise, smell, parking and traffic.
  2. Make sure you’re covered – check what insurance you need especially if you have stock in your home or customers visiting.
  3. Get a good e-mail address – look professional on the web.
  4. Get a dedicated phone number – don’t mix incoming family calls with business contacts.
  5. Create a dedicated workspace – make sure you can close the door on your work to help achieve your work life balance.
  6. Create the right impression – consider getting a virtual office address for your post and meetings.
  7. Invest in good tech and stationary – cut costs but create the right impression and make sure you can be contacted.
  8. Outsource – buy in appropriate services until you need that full time resource.

Contact the Ad:Venture team for more guidance on running a Great Business from home.

Tel: Paul Shelton 01274 770472.      E-mail:

Written on 16th November 2016Victoria Majkowski
Published in Business planning
Business Support