Running a business from home is an increasingly popular option offering freedom and flexibility to work the hours you choose in an environment that you create yourself. Generally the costs will be lower and you can avoid commuting.
Advances in technology mean that many kinds of business can be run from a home base. The benefits for home-based business of embracing new digital technologies are abundant and include the ability to sell products and services to a global market for relatively low cost.
In Scotland home-based businesses play a valuable role in the economy and this way of working is increasingly becoming the norm.
To make it easy for home-based businesses to access the support they require, the Scottish Government has launched an online guide giving information and guidance about running a business from home and the support that’s available across the public sector.