As you evaluate your need to have an office you will want to take in to account a number of items. A typical My Elder Advocate would initially occupy between 350 and 650 square feet of space. This would provide a working space that you can meet with staff and families. This can initially be a residence if the space is quiet, private and allows you to be on the phone without interruption.
The success of working from a home office depends entirely on the individual. Working out of home office will require that you are self-disciplined with your time. If you have just left a job where you had considerable interaction with co-workers, the lack of face to face interaction may be a difficult transition. In addition, are you planning on handling the administrative issues that will invariably crop during the week?
"Working From Home Provides Added Flexibility"Jack Helpern
Initially, some of the benefits of working from home are its flexibility and financial savings. Eventually, as you begin to expand your Elder Advocacy business in your territory, you will need to hire additional elder advocates and administrative help. At that time you will need to have your team occupy an office that accommodates your growing business.
As we get to know each other, we will be able to advise you on the benefits of challenges of working from home and help you determine if you will be successful working from home initially.