The Ups and Downs of Running Your Private Practice From Home

June 19, 2017

The Ups and Downs of Running Your Private Practice From Home 

When you start thinking about establishing your own private practice, location is one of the biggest decisions you will have to make. Deciding whether you want to work from home, rent an office, or buy a premise can be one of the most important decisions you make.  

Running Your Private Practice From Home

Running Your Private Practice From Home 

How will you organize your Home Practice? 

At first sight, working from home looks very attractive. It is convenient, you can sleep in for a little longer, and you are able to save the costs for rent. However, there are two major issues you need to consider before jumping into a home office: 

Issue

Home - Advantages

Home - Disadvantages

Where will you treat your clients?

Convenient and cheap

Flexible appointment times, benefitting the clients

Home-y atmosphere

Uncomfortable to have clients visit your house

Uncomfortable for clients to visit your house

Restrictions and limitations for you and your family

Where will you complete office work?

Cheap and convenient

Easy as long as you have internet

Easy to schedule in non-professional appointments and household chores

Many distractions

Blurred line between private and professional life

Loneliness

 

The Up- and Downsides of Running Your Private Practice From Home Make sure You Understand the Benefits of Running Your Private Practice From Home 

Find What Works For You 

Considering the up- and downsides of working at home, you can identify the option that works best for you. For example, if you prefer to complete your office work at home, but see clients in a more professional setting, you might consider renting a premise a couple of times a week. 

If you decide to work completely from home, the above considerations can help you mitigate the negatives. For example, you could have a separate entry for clients to enter your house.

To ensure your documentation is right up to date whereever you work, talk to Therasoft today.

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