Depending on where you live at it might be complicated to hire employees for your home based business since the city has regulations and rules that home based businesses must follow. There are a variety of advantages and disadvantages of hiring an employee for your home based business. This article will explain the five issues about hiring employees for your home based business.
1. You might not be allowed to have employees in your home. Depending upon where you live at sometimes the city doesn’t allow people to have employee’s or even clients at a persons house even though they are running a home based business. If you have very strict regulations to follow then don’t worry cause you can still outsource work to people. You can pay them per project instead of hourly wage if you decide to outsource work to an independent contractor instead.
Most companies do outsource their work since it is much cheaper since they can per project instead of hourly wage if they want to. They are able to take on more work than the company normally would be able to do. You can find people who are able to get projects completed with a quick turn around time since they are eager to get paid. One of the advantages is that if you decide that you don’t like a certain independent contractor then basically you can always find someone else to do the projects instead.
2. You have to deal with the hassle of paying workers comp and other benefits when you have a employee. This is one of the expenses that cost even more money out of a company checkbook. You usually have to pay more money to the city for each employee that you hire depending upon whether for full time or even part time. You have to figure out whether it is really worth it or not to have an employee.
3. You might not be able to pay the employee long term if the business doesn’t survive. This is an issue with home based businesses since sometimes they aren’t successful. You need to make sure that you can pay the employee long term otherwise don’t hire them. If they have worked at your company for a certain amount of months then they may qualify for unemployment which is another expense out of the company checkbook.
4. You might feel uncomfortable with an employee being at your home. Do you really want an employee to be at your house? Can you trust the person? Think about it how uncomfortable it might your children or husband feel. If you have employees in your home then your family won’t have as much privacy anymore. Perhaps the employee might feel a little uncomfortable going over to your house each day.
5. Do you really need a employee? Figure out if it is worth the extra cost each year and each paycheck that you have to write to them. You will also save money if you decide to not hire an employee. You could reorganize your schedule. You could even outsource for work to others as a independent contractor without all the extra costs each year instead of having an employee.
If you feel uncomfortable having an employee in your home then perhaps you can rent a small office suite for a reasonable price. It might be better for your business and plus you won’t have to follow special rules since your business would be located in a regular office instead of at home. You need to decide what is best for your company to do. Good Luck!