Guest Post By: Jane Moore
Starting a business is a great way to give yourself more freedom and flexibility in your career, but if you’re going to be working from your home, it’s important to make sure you have the right environment to be successful. Most entrepreneurs need a workspace that’s quiet, distraction-free, and away from the main traffic flow of the house, as well as room to store inventory or the tools of their trade.
If your current home doesn’t meet your business needs, it’s time to connect with a real estate professional to begin the process of buying a new home. Once you start outline your plan, you’ll need to start preparing your home for sale and for the big move. When it comes to the business side of things, there are several ways to make sure you can tackle both the move and work with ease. Simplify Me invites you to read on for a few tips that can help you through the transition.
Consider forming an LLC
Forming an LLC, or Limited Liability Company, can give you more flexibility when it comes to starting your business by not requiring you to have a board of directors. It also protects your personal assets. There are several steps to take when you’re ready to file with the state. Start by choosing the right name for your business. After that, make sure your business is registered with your state. This is the most important step!
It’s crucial to hire professionals to help with the move, especially if you have large pieces of office furniture. A good moving company will provide boxes, packing services, and an in-home estimate of fees and costs so you’ll know what to expect.
If possible, come up with some ideas for your office space in the new house to make moving day easier. Think about where you’ll place furniture, what you’ll need immediate access to, and how to pack efficiently so you’ll be able to find whatever you need quickly and easily. Don’t forget to set up internet services early so you won’t be left without a connection for days or weeks after the move.
Keep up with your web presence
While the move will keep you busy, it’s important to keep up with your customers and potential clients during the process. Staying active on social media and maintaining a blog or website will help you stay in contact, and makes it easy to update everyone on the changes your business is undergoing. Even new businesses need to ensure that their web presence is a steady, especially if they pay for ads through social media channels. To make advertising easier during the move, look into setting up automatic promotions.
Take care of legalities
Each state has its own rules and regulations regarding tax forms for entrepreneurs, as well as deadlines for filing and making changes. Make sure you understand the process of changing your address through the proper channels to avoid any problems down the road, keeping in mind that there may be costs associated with the process.
Starting a home business and moving at the same time can be an overwhelming task, so it’s a good idea to break down each step to keep stress at bay. Start off on the right foot by hiring the best professionals and protecting your assets so you’ll have peace of mind from the start.
Simplify Me can help simplify your life as well as your move and home office setup! To learn more, call 720-515-7195.
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