Let me start off by saying that that is the most economical way to start out. I think that you don’t need that burden of paying rent. We started at home in our lounge room and now we’ve got over thirty staff. So it’s absolutely the right way to start, but people don’t need to know that from the outside.
There are a lot of tools that can give you the impression of being a bigger business. Specifically, when you’re trying to target a national audience. You know, a 1300 or 1800 number can be forwarded onto your home office number or your mobile phone.
I think what’s important is that you need to think of the day when you do get an office or you have a couple of office, or when you want to grow.You need to plan for growth at a later stage.
Doing business from your mobile phone is not the greatest way of doing things. I always say, protect your privacy. When you’ve given out your personal mobile number, you can never disconnect from that.
Again, it comes to foundations, putting in the right tools in your business—the right website, the right phone number. Think of the structure now that will enable you to grow at a later stage.