Lots of people choose to set up their own businesses each year, with lots of them deciding to stay at home when they work.  This can be a good way to save costs, as renting an office or shop space can be expensive and can really eat into your profits.

Setting up an effective office space at home is a task which should be done early on.  You will need to set aside quiet room to have your business running in, away from family and pets.  You can decorate your home office to inspire you and motivate you to work.  Try choosing colours which match your brand!

Set up a separate phone system for your business calls with a special business number to look professional – there are lots of options for installing a new phone line, or you can use a clever VoIP (Voice over IP) system which works over your internet connection.  This can work out cheaper than a landline.