As regular readers of my blog will know I strongly believe that working from home is one of the best ways to do business. Not only have I worked from home for over ten years, but the majority of my staff at WinWeb.com also work from home. Working from home will change your life, and here are just a few reasons why…
Your business will save money – If you can manage to run your business without the need for an office you could save thousands of pounds a year. Imagine having that weight lifted from your shoulders!
Increased staff efficiency – Working from home means that there is no long commute for your staff. Not only does this reduce their stress levels, but it also increases the amount of available time for them to dedicate to work. This can increase efficiency hugely saving your staff time, and you money!
Financial security – Having the reduced overheads that come with your staff working from home means that during times of economic slowdown your business is well-protected. While your competitors have to pay out for expensive office space that they don’t need as clients dry up, your business can continue to thrive.
Beat the fuel hike – With fuel duty set to increase steadily over the coming year what better way to save you and your employees money than by cutting out the commute? This will not only save money but it also reduce the carbon footprint of your small business.
Tap in to an undiscovered work source – There are groups of people for whom working in an office is not a practical. I consider these groups to be an untapped work source that could be an asset to your small business. An ideal example of people in this category are parents, childcare is hugely expensive and allowing people the flexibility to work from home means you can gain the staff others are missing out on!
There may be genuine reasons why your small business cannot have its staff working from home, but I believe that for every problem that prevents people in working this way there is a solution; which is why I began my business WinWeb.com. Working from home can save small businesses money, and if that can help reduce that awful small business mortality rate I spoke about last week then I’m all for it.