So you’re a freelancer? That’s working well for you for now. You’re making some money and you’re your own boss. There is a difference however between being a freelancer and starting your own business. As a freelancer you don’t need to follow any rules. In fact you make your own rules. But when the time comes that you do fully go into business things need to change, like getting a serviced office in Liverpool Street and getting some staff.
Here are a few tips on how to get started.
Working From Bed
If you’re ready to start your own business working from your bed needs to go! Working in an office means it gets you out of bed and into a productive environment of work. When you decide to hire staff you can’t ask them to work from bed nor can you ask them to come over and work. Working from an office is the expected standard.
At home organisation tends to go a bit out of the window. All of your important documents can definitely be found but they are in no manner in an organised form. Having an office means you have a clear space in order to maintain your documents, in fact you might find that it makes work a lot easier.
With freelance work it’s quite easy to arrange meetings in public places and that is due to the fact that you have a more personal relationship with clients. However as a business you need to work on a more professional level, especially to maintain a long-term relationship. Having an office means you can regularly schedule business meetings and keep strictly to business.
Believe it or not having a great office can lead to a great reputation. Before you can even discuss business with your client they will already be impressed, paving the way for you to seal the deal.