I have been offered the possibility of renting a small room or space in a beauty salon or fitness club. The arrangement would be that they supply the space and table ........ I supply everything else.
It would be (in each case) a casual 'as and when there is a customer' arrangement I think (not final yet) and the salon/club would take a percentage of what I take....
I also agree with Ruth and Gigi.
However, a couple of things to think about:
Where in the shop will your room or space be?
Will the room be used for anything else on the days you are not there?
How is business doing working from home - do you need the possible stress of similar problems to your last place.
I, like you, was offered the rent of a small room in the back of a hair salon last year. I was only there on a Friday - their choice, not mine. I offered them the same commission on any customers who came to my home outwih the Friday - but they never referred anyone - the customers were told I only woked on a Friday.
I was put in a very small back room, most of the customers did not even know I was there, despite the large window display I had done LOL.
I arrived one Friday morning and my first client was already there and I was told I had to wait as the salon owner was using the room for an eyebrow waxing. I decided to give notice virtually there and then - it was very unprofessional and the business was just not coming. They took all of my client bookings but had no details of contacts - on one occasion my daughter was sick and I called them to let them know and ask if they would inform my clients - they said they had no contact details so 3 clients arrived to be turned away. - Not good business.
I know everyone dreams of working in a salon and I know dreams come true for lots and lots of people but I far prefer working from home - the hours are to suit me and my clients rather than anyone else and all the profit is mine LOL.
Think very carefully and weigh up the pros and cons.