Your practice can be physically located in a variety of settings: rented office space, a serviced office centre or in your own home. Each provides its own benefits and limitations. If you are contemplating working from home you need to carefully consider if you can create the right environment for work, without interruption.
Furnish your office so that you can function successfully, bearing in mind that you may use it as a personal workspace, a meeting space for partners and clients, or both.
Items such as desks, chairs, extra workspaces, filing cabinets, conference tables and secure storage facilities such as a safe or locked cabinet may be needed. Your office will require basic equipment including a telephone, computers, network and internet access and a printer.
If you only occasionally need access to particular items such as scanning and report binding, it may be beneficial to use professional print shops on an as needed basis instead.
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