One of the perks of running your own business is having the ability to choose when and where you work. Working from home is something a lot of people embraced during the pandemic; a PwC Global survey showed that 78% of CEOs believe remote work is here to stay

Remote work may be an option for home workers employed by large companies. But when you're a small business owner, the Eric Hudson Team explains it becomes a necessity, and making sure your work space is safe and comfortable is essential.

Make Sure Your Business Is on Good Legal Footing

When setting up a new home business, your first priority should be sorting out the legalities. Forming a limited liability company (LLC) can often be beneficial for tax purposes and is a flexible and simple way of managing a business. Check the rules in Nevada before deciding on a company structure, and consider filing yourself or using a formation service to save money.

Set Up an Ergonomic Work Space

Whether your home-based business involves working on a computer or some form of arts and crafts, you need a work space designed around comfort. For example, cross-stitch may be your hobby today, but if you turn it into a business and are stitching commissions regularly, you could be at risk of repetitive strain injury.

NHS notes that carpal tunnel syndrome is another common issue for people who make a lot of repetitive movements, either working with tools or in front of a computer. A well-designed work space can reduce the risk of problems.

         Choose a comfortable chair with good lumbar support.

         Adjust the chair so it's at the right height for you to sit with good posture.

         Consider a standing desk so you can alternate working positions.

         Make sure your monitor, keyboard, and other working tools are at the right height.

         Make sure your working environment is well lit and ventilated.

         Take regular breaks.

 

A Home Office Is Worth the Investment

If you don't have space in your home for a proper office where you can take calls and work comfortably, consider your long-term options. If you're serious about making your business a success, you need a dedicated work space.

Consider renovating your current home, perhaps splitting a large room so you have a paneled-off space where you can have a computer desk, filing cabinets, and a good chair. Practical renovations, such as adding floor space or improving the floor plan, can also be a good way to increase the value of your home.

If there's no suitable room in your home to convert, relocating may be a wise move. While the expense of moving and purchasing a new home can be considerable, the long-term benefits of protecting your health and productivity may make the move worthwhile. If you've been weighing the potential benefits of renting an office, moving could give you the space you need to enjoy those benefits without the daily commute.

Work Smart at Home

Managing work-life balance is essential, and a good office space helps you maintain that balance. Whether you need to renovate, redesign your home's layout, or move to get that perfect office, consider it a good investment in your business.

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