You need to decide whether you will get a dedicated office or use your home as a home-office. If you are planning to hire getting a dedicated office space is a necessity.
- If you are just starting using your home as a office is a good idea. But ensure you are including office expenses in your cost of doing business calculation.
- Don’t take office in a commercial area. You probably won’t have a lot of clients visiting your office on a regular basis, so it is a un-necessary expense.
- Take office space a little away from the main high-streets as they tend to be too noisy which is not the best environment for software development.
- Try keeping your rent to between 10-20% of your total expenses. Anything more and you are taking a office larger/flashier than you need.