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How to Set Up A Small Business from Your Back Garden

How to Set Up A Small Business from Your Back Garden

When you finally get around to setting up your small business it is important not to get carried away and launch too soon. It can be easy to overspend and sign the lease on that brand new office, hire loads of employees, and get started right away. If you are just starting off, then you need to take some time to breathe and think things through. It is advisable to start small and use your back garden or home office to get the ball rolling. In this article, we are going to explain how to set up a small business from your back garden. Keep reading if you’d like to find out more.

The Location

First things first, you can’t set up your office out there on the grass. You need to make sure that you have somewhere suitable to get your business set up, so it might be time to clear out that garden shed. If your garden shed is past its sell-by date, then you should think about investing in a metal building like those available from Armstrong Steel. Although it may sound like a strange idea to some, this option is becoming increasingly common has numerous benefits, which you can read more about on These buildings will keep everything safe and work great as mini offices in your back garden.

Play Around with Layout

This is your business and so you need to think carefully about the sorts of activities that you are going to be doing. There’s no point in setting up your office to look like those you have seen online when it won’t work for your business. This is why you should play around with the layout of your office in your garden, don’t be afraid to change it if it’s not working for you. This way you’ll get a better handle on what you need to do.

Register Your Business

Just because you are setting up your business from your back garden and not from an office doesn’t mean that it’s not a real business. This is why you need to take the time to register your business to those who need to know about it. You’ll need to register your trade name and make sure that you are licensed to run as a business. These things are important and if you register your business you can be sure that you are keeping in line with the law.


Our final tip for setting up your small business from your back garden is to make sure that you have the proper security. You might be keeping expensive technology, such as computers or manufacturing equipment in your metal building. Without proper security you are putting your business at risk. Think about investing in some strong locks and opting for the metal building rather than the wooden shed.

Final Thoughts

Make sure to follow our tips if you want to set up a small business in your back garden. Don’t forget to register your business and ensure that you have all of the necessary licenses and soon your business will be booming.

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by Rebecca Jones // Contributor to Businessing Magazine.

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