Deciding to not have fixed premises can be daunting. You may worry that without fixed premises, your business may not seem as professional or that customers may not be as willing to purchase your products or services without having seen the goods in person first.
However, not only do premises require a large deposit/upfront payment, but the monthly rent, rates and utility bills also become fixed overheads the business is liable for from the outset.
Meanwhile, as location independence is growing in popularity, the number of start-up which now operate nationally is on the increase with many business now exploiting the different locations to attract new customers. Therefore, if you can manage without premises, our advice would be to do without!
Here are just some of the businesses which have successfully launched without premises:
If you decide you do need premises, here are some considerations: