If you have a home based consulting business or you have a home business where you have to make presentations, what do you do when you must meet clients or prospects face to face? You may not want to invite clients or prospects over to your home to meet. Aside from the obvious issues associated with inviting strangers into your home, what kind of impression would that make?
For some home businesses it may be OK. But if your home based business requires that ‘professional image’ you may want to consider renting office space and/or conference space from a business center. Business centers are in the business of renting office space – in many cases short term. Conference rooms for example, can often be rented for a half day. Office space can be rented in shorter term leases – often less than 6 months.
An example of a business center is Alliance Business Centers. Companies like Alliance specialize in Executive Suites or Serviced Offices that are usually fully furnished and often have phone and internet access available. They also offer conference rooms for rent. For example, Alliance conference rooms cost $80 to $160 for a half day depending on where you are.
So if you’re looking to grow your home based business outside of the home, try short term rented office space from a business center nearby. It can give your business that polished, professional image that you may not be able to attain from home.