Yesterday I wrote about tips for creating a home office, and shared the before and after photo of mine. Today I want to take it one step further and talk about building a workshop for your home business.
When it comes to being the head of a company, there’s a lot you have to cope with. Business costs, taxes, a loss of profit during the slow periods, and paying any employees you have on the roster.
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Designing A Workshop For Your Home Business
But there’s another thing to handle on top of that as well. If you’re running a home business, chances are you’re making your products yourself either digital or physical, in your own time, in a space that’s used by everyone in your house with little privacy.
This isn’t exactly a desirable situation to find yourself in when you’re trying to make your company successful!
So, when it comes to needing your own space to expand your business and keep all your materials and products in a safe condition, it’s time to make your own workshop!
Promote Your Move
There’s a lot you can do for your new workshop on the online world, a whole reality away from the space itself. Yet, your customers deserve to know what you’re up to these days. So you’re going to need to make sure people know about your plans to expand, as this can cause a lot of traffic along your bandwidth. If you’re ready to take on more orders, let your customers know about it, and even run a sale to get them more interested in what you’re doing.
Similarly, make sure you take to social media to broadcast your new space, as an expansion in a physical form is a good diving point for other areas of your business life to thrive too.
You can also seem a lot more legitimate when you’ve got somewhere specifically to work out of.
Find Your Space!
When you have a workshop to work out of, make sure it’s a space you know you can use to be productive and creative in. That means it needs to be big enough to house everything you need it to, and it needs to have the specifications that allow you to think.
The design of a room has a huge effect on how we feel after all!
My husband is a carpenter and has made great use out of our garage by converting it into a workshop for his business. We were lucky in that we had the extra space to create a workshop, but if we hadn’t, we would have built something additional on the property for one.
If you need someone to come in and help design or remodel space in your home or yard to make room for a workshop, there are handyperson companies like Porch that will send a local contractor to you do handle pretty much any job you need doing!
Plan Out Your Layout
Once you’ve got your space figured out, it’s time to fit the furniture. You’ll be needing desks, chairs, storage boxes and solutions to store them in, and then fit the necessary equipment it takes to craft your products.
Some fantastic places to source furniture for any room in your home is Houzz, Wayfair, and Joss&Main. When it comes to more workshop based furniture like tool storage and work benches, check out RONA.
Complementing your business with a great physical workshop means more room, and thus more capability for your business.