Starting any type of business is challenging even if you’re running the business from home.
One thing that’s common with most event planning business is that most started from home. Running your events planning business from home has its pros and cons.
If you’re considering starting your events planning business from home or you’ve already started running your event planning business from home you need to take the following into consideration:
Rise and Shine
Even though you have the advantage of not commuting to work daily, you need to get into the routine of viewing your business as a serious 9 to 5 job.
So set a specific time to wake up each morning. Have your bath and get dressed as you would do if you had to commute to work.
Don’t say because it’s a home business so you’re lackadaisical about it. The way you view your business is the way your customers will view it too.
Have an ‘Office’
No matter how awkward it may seem, choose a particular section of your home as an office.
And be sure to let your family members know that within the hours of so and so, this place is your ‘office’ and respected as such.
As simple as it seems this is one of the most challenging aspects of running a business from home.
The fact that you’re at home and accessible to all your family members may make them barge in on you and catch you unawares.
If you’ve run your business from home for some time now I’m sure you can relate to this guys experience that went viral on social media sometime ago.
Take a break
Set aside a specific time during the day where you can take a break to have lunch and attend to other things and a closing time.
Believe me, this is very important. Your business is your passion so running it from home can tend to consume your whole day if care is not taken.
So have a specific time for lunch and a specific time to close for the day otherwise you might end up working round the clock and this will sooner or later affect your relationship with other family members.
It might even deprive you of spending quality time with your family. Remember the saying about all work and no play? And remember the saying about health is wealth?… all these are true! So be wise.
Meeting with Clients
If for any reason you don’t want your clients coming to your home there are ways you can go about it. You can opt to visit the client instead.
You can also decide to meet at a neutral place like a restaurant. Learn to make good use of the technology available to you such as your laptop, tablet, smart phone, email, Skype, social media, your website, etc.
All these can help you keep the lines of communication open with your customers.
These are a few of the things you need to consider when running an events planning business from home.
Do you run your events planning business from home? Also, if you are running an events planning business from home, how do you handle staffing and other HR related issues? Share your experiences with us. We look forward to hearing from you.
If you need any advice on how to go about running your events planning business from home, feel free to get in touch. We would love to hear from you. Catch you later!