One of the last things that many home based business owners consider when just starting out is space. Space can make your home based business go very smoothly, or have you tripping over your own feet so it helps to consider space ahead of time.
The first thing that should be looked at is how much space you will need in order to start your home business. What is it exactly that you will be doing? If you are going to write all day, then a desk in the corner with your computer on it may be adequate. However, if you are going to sell items online, you will have to take into account the inventory and packing materials.
Another big consideration you need to take into account is how much you expect your home business to grow. For example, you may get away with a shelf or two at first if you are selling items online, but how long will you be able to do so? As your home business grows you have to have the room for it to grow into. Otherwise, you may find that you are tripping all over your inventory and cluttering up your home.
Even if you are not selling things online, you may still need more space eventually. You may have to hire help in the future then even one more person will require a lot more space. Even if you just add some more office furniture such as file cabinets and the like, you will have to be sure that you have the space in order to do so.
If you are serious about starting a successful home business, then you need to be serious about space. Be realistic when making the space consideration now as you may otherwise dearly pay for it later.