With the way work is going this year, I’m going to be looking again at renting some office space for the time being.
Last year I rented a desk in a shared space for a while, and that worked fairly well, but wasn’t perfect for a number of reasons. So while that’s still an option, I’m looking at stepping things up a bit this time round, and actually doing a proper office.
As with all large towns, there’s a number of options available in both Milton Keynes and Bedford, and I’m looking at my first one tomorrow. It sounds promising – designed for small and start-up businesses, monthly contract, central Milton Keynes and so on – but I need to see it and figure out the necessities. I’ll write more about it in the coming days, I’m sure.
Why do I need some space like this?
Well, I’ve got a lot of work coming up, and while working from home is OK, I find that it’s occasionally difficult to keep up motivation when there’s no real push to be “at work”. Also, I find it’s suddenly very easy to not actually interact with anyone for several days a week, and that’s not ideal either. I know I could easily become very hermit-like and insular, and I don’t actually want to do so.
So renting an office space will at least give me back a commute, a journey to/from work, and because the building is shared with a number of others, it’ll probably allow me to make some connections and interactions along the way. Never a bad thing.
Renting a desk is OK – but limits me to the times the main office is open, which I found more restrictive than it could’ve been, and limited the available hours I had. I’m hoping that a rented office will give me more flexibility, enabling me to do longer hours when necessary and so on.
Anyway, we’ll see what happens and how it all shakes out. I’ll know more by the end of Tuesday…