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Deciding location

Contents: Retail / Factory Issues | Working from home

Retail / Factory

1. Location – is it positioned to suit the:

  • customer you are targeting
  • you and your staff
  • suppliers

2. Regulations – you need to consider the implications and costs of:

  • Licenses
  • Insurances

3. Overheads such as:

  • Rental
  • Outgoings (to the landlord)
  • Signage
  • Fittings
  • Licences/Insurances

Positives – many businesses cannot be run anywhere else. They need the space to manufacture or service the product, and the location to suit the customers.

Working from home

1. Isolation – it is not easy to:

  • Remain focussed and motivated when you are on your own day after day
  • Benchmark your achievements when you are not involved with competitors or peers
  • Put problems into normal perspective when you have no one to discuss them with

2. Balancing family with business – you have to be aware of:

  • Time constraints – what do you do if the family and the client need you at the same time?
  • Business meetings – do you have a suitable room available, or if a female, are you comfortable meeting with strangers when you may be on your own, or with small children nearby?
  • Noise – how will you answer the phone to a prospective client if the dog is barking or the baby crying?
  • Space – if your business has equipment, or product in various stages of development, do you have sufficient space for the family to move freely about the home?

Quiz: Are you ready?
Reasons to be in business
Businesses suitable for home
Deciding location
Professional Services
Business Attitudes
Occupational Health and Safety

Business structures
 Council Networks, Events, Functions


Couple with plans


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