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What to Do When Starting a Business Means Saying Goodbye to Your Home

By Sharon Wagner

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Starting a business may require you to relocate to position yourself for the best odds of success, especially if your current home isn't fit for living and working. Use these suggestions to make the transition as smooth as possible.

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Form Your Business Entity

Decide what kind of legal structure your business needs. LLCs are excellent entities because they offer tax advantages. In most cases, the IRS allows LLCs to be taxed as sole proprietorships or partnerships, which means you'll have a lower tax burden than if you formed a corporation. Additionally, LLCs require less paperwork than other types of businesses, offer management flexibility, and provide limited liability protection.

Earn an Online Degree to Learn New Skills

Earning a degree can build your knowledge and further business success. For example, by earning a master's in information technology, you can develop knowledge and technical skills to relate to suppliers and customers, keep up with technology, develop processes, and anticipate new threats or opportunities. Those who pursue an online IT degree can benefit from gaining a flexible education that accommodates their work schedule and personal commitments.

Find Tools That Help You Stay Organized

When you're launching a new business while moving, the last thing you want is to lose vital documents. An online document management tool can help you store, manage, and organize your records. Digitizing your records is crucial when you're moving and launching a business.

Use similar tools to simplify your home-buying search. Keep mortgage pre-qualification letters, property comparisons, proof of income, and offer letters together in a folder for easy access.

Determine the Home You Need

Before shopping for a property, decide on a type of home that will be both comfortable and conducive to productivity. Take into account your daily routine. Do you like to take a long walk in the morning to clear your head? If so, you'll need a neighborhood that's safe and scenic. If you prefer to start your day with a cup of coffee on your back porch, look for a house with outdoor space that gets plenty of sunlight. And if you have kids or pets, it's essential to find a place with a layout that lets you keep an eye on them while you're working. Share your desires with your realtor to find the perfect home.

Consider the details of your home office. Studies show that natural light helps you stay focused and improves your mood, so look for houses with large windows. If storage is a priority, make sure there's enough space for all of your work-related materials. And if you prefer complete silence while working, consider a detached unit where you won't have any neighbor noise to contend with.

Get Help to Make the Process Smooth

Trying to do it all yourself will burn you out and become more costly than hiring professionals. A realtor knows the area and finds you a home that fits your requirements and budget. Plus, you have an expert negotiator in your corner at closing. Find other folks who can facilitate the transition. Consider contracting with:

  • A sitter to watch the kids during the hectic transition

  • A moving service to help you pack and transfer things quickly

  • A cleaning service to get your rent deposit back or prepare your home sale

Launching a business opens the door to unlimited earning potential and the satisfaction of being your own boss. If you need to move to prepare your business for success, apply these recommendations to ease the adjustment. You can also earn a degree to boost your skills, and utilize tools to keep you organized.

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