I'm an accountant that has had his own accountancy practice for close on ten years. The first couple of these I worked at home before I got an office in the town centre where I have been since.
When I got my office my annual turnover was around £35k and since taking on the office it has risen to an expected turnover of £75k in the next 12 months. This is a bit of a struggle for me to do myself but I do not have the space in the office I rent to take on an additional member of staff as we rent a room from a firm of solicitors. There are other issues with the solicitors where we rent in that there are no spaces for my clients to park (or sometimes even me) and that there is a greater number of their staff there which can provide more of a disturbance than had done previously.
My thoughts are if I cannot expand in my current office and as at present there is no suitable alternative for an office that I take my business back home. A number of my competitors in the area work from home and my thought was to do the same.
I'm just looking for feedback of those who work or worked at home and of course any advice that anyone canoffer would be much appreciated. I did find two old threads on the subject but one the majority said working at home is great and the other was that an office is best which left me more confused!
Thanks in advance.