If you’re a busy mum who spends much of the day at home, either looking after the children or working on a business venture that you’re trying to build up, then the prospect of renting office space might seem like a crazy idea. After all, half the appeal of being able to work from the spare bedroom, study or even the garage, is that it’s possible to be productive while also maintain a firm grip on family life too.

On the up

However, as any business grows then the pressure mounts to find extra space and, often, renting an office can be one of the best ways to do this. And, what’s more, in the current climate it’s actually a great time to find yourself a prime position, either in a city centre location or a purpose built business park. Thanks to the internet, locating a potential place to work is easier than you might think.

Granted, you’ll have to forego the working from home scenario, but pick the right location and you could be mere minutes from where you live. Better still, being able to both arrive and walk away from rented office space at the drop of a hat actually means you may become more productive.

If it’s a one person setup that you’re currently running then take a look at renting desk space as this is a simple but effective means of getting out of the house and into the world of networking with other like-minded entrepreneurs. Desk space rental is great because it’s short-term, flexible and contracts are generally on a rolling basis. There’s a wealth of it around too, as landlords get ever more keen to rent out the dead space in their plush new office block complexes.

Why do it?

There’s no doubt that working from home can be handy, but to put a professional veneer on your business and provide a great shop window for your venture in a prime location and a postcode to match makes serious business sense. In fact, if you have dreams of expansion then take a look at renting a shared or serviced office. The latter allows you even more business options; including the likes of receptionists, post and IT support facilities.

Given that you’re a busy working mum too, the flexibility and convenience afforded by desk or office rental schemes means that you can use them as much or as little as you like. That also means you can spend parts of your day at home and then dip in and out of the rented workspace as and when you need it.

Therefore, it’s easily possible to exploit this arrangement and also not have to worry about putting the hoover around at the end of the day either, as that’s the responsibility of the landlord and not you. If you’re really serious about moving your business forward over the coming months and years then a move like this could end up being one the best things you’ve ever done. Additionally, it’s cost effective and by using online office rental comparison websites, it’s also quick and easy to find that prime location for your venture without even having to leave the house. A perfect solution for busy mums.

About the author: Rob Clymo writes on behalf of officegenie.co.uk, the UK’s first proper online marketplace for desk space and shared office space.

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