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Is Working from Home Hurting your Business?

June 25, 2015

Thanks to the today's technology, it is very easy to just telecommunicate than physically commute to work. If you're an entrepreneur, your first thought is that there will be no more time or money wasted on commuting. If you're an established business owner and are considering going completely remote, your first thought might be that your employees might be more motivated. However, despite all the initial perks of working from home, there are also some limitations.


Anyone who has spent considerable time working from home will let you know that it takes a lot of determination and concentration to get the task at hand done every day. Additionally, your credibility in the eyes of potential clients and customers may be compromised if you establish a 100% home office. Here, we'll get into a few reasons why working from home all the time might not be the best thing for your career and/or business.

Compromise Your Networking

Contrary to popular belief, a successful entrepreneur needs a good social life. When you work from home, you're may be losing out on connections that may help your business. In everyday office life, you run into people that may need the services you offer or vice versa. For example, in a shared or coworking office space, you're able to make small talk with those around you. While small talk is not ideal for most, it can lead to other opportunities in the future.

It Can Induce a Different Kind of Stress

When you are home, you may be closer to your loved ones, but you are equally close to the distractions as well. This can be apparent in the form of blaring music, a slammed door, the doorbell, or the oven timer ringing. All can distract you from your flow of work. Once your concentration is broken, it takes at least 15 minutes to get back on track. While these distractions may be small, when they add up, you'll realize the toll they take on your productivity, and therefore, stress level.

Lack of Motivation

When you have to be at the office to punch in on time or cater to your employees, that is enough motivation to drag yourself out of bed, splash cold water on your face, and tell yourself that you are not sleepy no matter how much your drowsy eyes suggest otherwise. When working from home, it can be easy to slowly slide into decreased motivation and therefore, productivity.

Lack of a Business Address

While technology plays a significant role in all of our working days, the idea of a brick-and-mortar office space is still important to potential clients. Establishing a business address and a space to meet with clients can help your clients to see you as a reputable service provider.

Finding the Right Work Balance at Venture X in Naples

Working from home has its perks, however, if you're looking for an office space in Naples, Venture X just might be the perfect fit. If you enjoy working from home, but you might enjoy a work-from-home and office space hybrid, Venture X has a variety of options to choose from. We offer Naples private office suites, state-of-the-art meeting rooms, virtual offices, and more.

At Venture X, you'll be able to hold meetings with clients, work in a co-working space to collaborate with link-minded business professionals, and establish a Naples business address. To learn more about Venture X, contact us todayDoes your company work solely from home? Do you think this has helped or hurt your business? Leave your thoughts in the comments!