Practical Considerations for a Home Office
Do you have concerns about the overhead associated with leasing or purchasing a clinic space? Are you comfortable with a life and work style that is slightly out of the mainstream? Do you dislike traffic and commuting? Then a home-office might be an option worth considering.
If you look at the various clinic models out there today, you’ll see there is plenty of room for creativity and ample opportunity to build a practice and livelihood that works best for you. What’s more, with tools like the computer in your pocket and the resources of the Internet, there has never been a better time to run your own business. And to have that business fit who you are, and how you want to be in the world.
Having a home-office is a viable way to practice East Asian medicine
Having a home-office not for everyone and there are a number of concerns and legalities that you’ll need to address. But if you’re looking for something that is on the opposite of “medical” and at the same time professional, then a home-office set up in the right way can be a great way to lower your overhead, let you feel right at home in your work, and give your patients an opportunity to explore their health and wellbeing in a non-medical environment.
In this real time event we will discuss
- Advantages and disadvantages
- What to for in a home
- Legal considerations
- Financial considerations
- Lessons learned over the course of five years
Your Instructor For This Class
When I first began practicing acupuncture I was adamant about working out of an office. A space that was friendly/professional, but leaned on “professional.” I had some friends that were looking to work out of their home and I considered that to be extremely unprofessional.
I’m an opinionated and often stubborn person who has to work through things in my own idiosyncratic way.
I surprised myself about five years ago with the thought, “I’d like to simplify my life a bit” and that, oddly enough, led to considering a home-office, and in short order purchasing a home that would allow me a space to comfortably see patients with a seven step commute from my living to working space. It has turned out to be one of the better decisions I’ve made concerning my practice.