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How to Start Your Own Business for Entrepreneurs, 2nd Edition by Robert Ashton

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Chapter Six

Finding the perfect place – business premises

A surprising number of people run their businesses from home. It is certainly convenient and low cost when compared with the alternatives. In fact, many businesses are started at home and remain based there for many years. There is no shame in operating a home-based business.

For many there is no choice. Family commitments, budget restraints and the convenience of a 30-second commute combine to make homeworking the best option for the long term.

“A desk is a dangerous place from which to watch the world.”

JOHN LE CARRÉ

Working from home: pros and cons

The economic benefits of working from home are obvious. You’re not incurring any additional costs for rent or travel. Working in the back ...

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