(Interview for The Business Exchange Magazine)

Bowman House Office of Visually Explained

What is your business and how long have you been established?

Visually Explained Ltd which is a social media outsourcing and training company.

What made you decide to set up your business and has it developed as you expected?

I didn’t expect to set up my own business, the decision to step away from paid employment came when my children moved to Grammar schools. It felt like a natural mile stone.

In the first 3months I discovered ‘business networking’ and once I started attending networking events, I simply couldn’t stop. That lead to many unexpected conversations and business relationships that in many cases turned into clients.

Over the last 2 and a half years I have developed a disciplined process that I follow and implement. What began as a shy attempt in now a fully shaped service. Not only do I offer social media outsourcing, but I also train

When did you move into a serviced office?

Move to an office was another thing that I didn’t expected. It was in my 5 years plan, as far as I remember (5 years from now…) and yet I have moved to an office in August 2018. It was one of the best decisions I have made in my life.

Why did you think it was time to move from your home base?

After 4 years working from home, I felt trapped. I was suffocation at home. I would find myself driving to a supermarket in the evening to see people, to change the scenery – and that was the time when I knew I must change something. But I didn’t realise I could afford an office. I assumed that offices are for others, for rich, well established businesses.

Why did you choose Bowman House Business Centre?

For me Bowman House is ideal for number of reasons. First of all, the cost is something my business can effort. Secondly, the location – I’m not at home, and yet so close that in takes me 5 minutes to get there. Thirdly, the atmosphere here s great. Graeme Stephenson has created such a nice, relaxed place. Nothing is too much trouble. Fourthly, I get to chat to other business owners. Problems get solved much quicker and I no longer feel isolated.

Why would others who run their businesses from home benefit from having a serviced office?

Working from an office has made me more productive and less stressed.