When you have a home based business, there are many benefits, low overheads, saving costs of renting premises and not being tied into any rental agreements. It also fits around your family commitments, who can also help out when you need envelopes stuffing, trips to the post office etc.
But there can be a number of downsides, especially if you value your privacy and time:
You may have to publicise your home address on your website, which is obviously viewable by everyone, including marketing companies and senders of direct (junk!) mail.If you are a limited company and your home is also your registered address, this is publically available on the Companies House website and your company registeres can be inspected by Companies House, HMRC, your creditors (and your neighbours). A limited company is also legally required to put the registered address on stationery and website.
If you work from home, you may need to have mail sent to you by your employer, clients, suppliers. You may not want your home address to become public knowledge and put into the public domain or always at home to sign for mail or packages. Our mailing address service can provide an address that you can use with confidence that your personal details will be kept private. You can either arrange to:
Collect – pick up your mail from our offices
Forward – have your mail forwarded daily, weekly or monthly
Scan – have mail scanned the same day it is received and forwarded electronically to you.
The other downside is normally home based businesses only consist of 1 or 2 people, and time is one of the most valuable resources you have
Getting work completed, answering the phone, dealing with orders or customers, arranging couriers, marketing etc etc.
As you are "on your own" all this activity is really time consuming and you will tend to work longer hours, as many business' are unwilling to take on full time staff and increase their headcount.
Registered Office Service - £30
Use our address at Companies House and all mail from Companies House and HMRC is forwarded FREE by first class mail or scanned and emailed.
For £10 you can also use the address as your Directors Service Address.
Telephone answering Services - 80p per call
We have a range of services from basic message taking, plus we can assist with call overflows, call screening, order taking and sending out brochures by post or email
Customers deal with real people rather than voicemail.
Never miss a call or potential sale
Free up your time and improve productivity.
Cover for staff sickness and holiday.