If you’ve always wanted to own your own business, then you might out looking for the perfect real estate or commercial space. You can envision your storefront, but you can’t seem to find the right spot to build or start your store. This can leave you feeling frustrated or discouraged, but have you ever thought about opening a business on your own property? With a new custom shop or garage, you can start your company without having to worry about renting a commercial building or leasing space in a strip mall! At Better Built Barns in Oregon, we would love to be a part of your business journey.

Handicrafts and Homemade Items

You might be one of those people who have always dreamed about turning your hobby into a full-time career. You might make custom cabinets, or you may have a talent for sewing. These hobbies can be the basis for your business, and having your own shop on your property will give you place where you can work and meet with customers. Instead of taking up space in your house, you can move everything into your shop, and keep your business separate from your personal space.

Planning, Taxes, and Permits

Before you start a business, it’s important to have a solid plan in place. What will your overhead costs be? Do you have the capital to buy the equipment and materials you need? What sort of company will your business be – a sole proprietorship or an limited liability company (LLC)? Once you have a business plan, it’s time to look into the licensing and permits you may need to operate a shop on your property. The type of business you set up will determine what your tax liability is when it comes to city, county, state, and federal taxes. The Oregon Secretary of State’s website can help you find the resources you need.

Setting Up Your Shop

Once you have the intangible aspects of your business ready to go, such as the plan and the tax liability, you can move onto the tangible design of your shop. We have a number of great building options to choose from, and you can add on features like a workbench, a loft, and many others.

Another thing to keep in mind is that you may need to prepare the site where the new building will stand. It may be necessary to excavate, fill, and level the spot before our team arrives, and you may want to pour a concrete slab to support your new shop. This must be done before we arrive for installation, and it may be necessary to check on whether or not you need a building permit, or if your neighborhood or homeowner’s association allows for the construction of new buildings on your property. Above all, we want you to feel confident that you’ve made the right choice in putting up a shop for your new business.

If you’re thinking about starting a new business, then contact Better Built Barns today. We’re dedicated to providing the very best products and service in the custom shop industry.

We look forward to hearing from you!