• Diana McCarthy

5 Signs It's Time To Switch From Your Home Office To An Actual Office

Working from a basement, small closet, garage, or small home office is how many New York entrepreneurs get started. It is here that ideas are born, teams are built, and plans for productivity and profit are put into motion. Working from home comes with many benefits, but when you work and live in the same place, finding that work/life balance gets complicated.


If you’ve been working out of your home for a while, you may have started imagining what it would look like to have a professional office space and what that would mean for your business. If you’re hesitant to make the move, here are five signs it's time to switch from your home office to an actual office:


You’re running out of space

One of the biggest signs that it is time to move to an office space is that you’re feeling cramped. Your home office was fine in the beginning, but now as you grow, space is getting tight. Maybe you’ve acquired more technology, need more manufacturing space, or more space to house supplies. As your business grows, so will the need for more space. If you find that your business is tumbling out of your designated space and into the rest of the house, it’s definitely time for a real office space. (A creative loft space is a great first step!)



You need a place to meet clients

If your business requires meeting clients, vendors, contractors or other professionals face to face, having to find a coffee shop or restaurant for every meeting can be inconvenient (and not to mention all of those business lunches can really eat away at the company budget!) Having a designated office space that is conducive to meetings and reflects the style and mission of your company can help make a great first impression. 


You need more interaction

Being an entrepreneur can feel a little isolating at times. In the beginning, you’re excited about being your own boss, creating your own schedule, working on your own terms. But after a while, working from home can make you miss the “real world.” If you’re eager for more human interaction, collaboration, and conversation, finding your own creative loft space is a great way to do that. Working around other like-minded people can help foster creativity and productivity. 


You need a new location

As your business grows, it may make more sense to move your office to a more central location. This can help with networking and collaboration, and get you closer to potential prospects. A change of scenery can do wonders for your focus and creativity and can help limit distractions that reduce productivity. 


You want to “level up” 

Getting an official office space says a lot about your growth as a business owner. It gives you the space to spread out, set up, and grow. It allows you to create a space that reflects the vision and style of your professional brand. It can help you take the next big step in your career, and provide a space where you can feel creative, productive, and efficient. 



It’s Time For A Creative Loft

A creative loft is a great option for a business owner that is ready to step out into a more formal space. It has charm and character, and you can find many modern loft spaces in busy New York financial districts and within the busy Brooklyn Tech Triangle


Creative Lofts come in all different layouts and sizes, are usually close to public transportation (making it easier to commute from home to work), and can dramatically change the way you work. Their quirky features, ideal location, and open-concept work areas are designed to help small business owners and entrepreneurs work efficiently. 


Want to see what creative loft office spaces are available throughout the city? Check these out. 



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