You do not need to go into the office, but you need an office. If working at home has not been the fulfilling dream you thought it would be because the laundry and other chores as well as your family get in the way and distract you or you are lonely, then it may be time to look for somewhere else to go.
Moreover, if you are trying to grow your business, then working at home is not practical. However, for a small business, traditional office space is usually too expensive and can require you to sign a lease that can last for years. Executive suites offer a more viable alternative that has many perks.
For less than half of the cost of regular office space, executive office suites give you an office of your own as well as a meeting or conference room where you can meet with clients, business partners, and others, as needed. This room is shared with other people that are in a similar situation as yours.
Not only that, but these shared offices often have swanky addresses that you could never even dream of affording on your own. These addresses offer you prestige and make you look accomplished, something your home address could never do. Also, due to the fact that you sign a short term lease, if your business grows or downsizes, you can add or remove space as needed.
Still not sold that this is the office space for you and your budding new business?! If you become part of an executive office, you do not need to buy furniture because it is already there. In addition, you also do not need to call and set up utilities or the internet and the cost for these is usually included in the rent. Sometimes, there will even be a computer there for you to use. Feel free to bring a plant and a picture of the family to spruce the place up a bit.
Other amenities that may be included in the price include coffee and kitchen supplies, as well as free shared printers. This not only reduces costs, this also frees up some of your time by taking care of the small details you have to tackle every day.
Furthermore, you also get to share a receptionist with the others in the suite. He or she will answer your phone and either take messages or direct the person to your voicemail. In addition, this person will sign for packages and greet any guests that may come for meetings and such. Moreover, there may be additional office staff that is available for free or on a pay-per-task basis.
Finally, you never know who you will meet when you are in a situation like this. Networking, especially when you are trying to grow a business, never hurt anyone. There are all types of executives that use the space; you could collaborate when it is appropriate. However, do not let these people be like your laundry and distract you when you need to work.