I was telling a client the other day about how I am going to move into a new office. This makes me nervous because my overheads will go up considerably. However it feels like the right thing to do. It should generate business by its public facing presence. It is not on a high street – in fact it is in the middle of the countryside just down the road from where I live. However, quite a few cars pass on a regular basis and hopefully the drivers will become aware of what I do over time – helped by a large sign outside.
Also now I have my apprentice coming to the house 4 days a week it feels like the time has come to reclaim our home as a home. I’ve enjoyed the buzz of people coming and going but the real problem is switching off in the evenings and weekends (I write this at 1700 on Saturday evening)
Finally I need to move the business out of the house if it is to become something which can work without me.
Of course if the business goes in the wrong direction I will regret the move. My client said you can only make decisions based on the information you have at the time. This felt wise. Right now the business is growing. If it continues to grow I need to move out of the house. All this needs planning and thinking about and the office will be perfect, if expensive. I hope I am right.