Tag Archives: work from home

10 Apr

Balancing Work and Life

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Balancing Work and Life

For many business owners, one of the biggest challenges is separating their work from their family and social life. The following are six proven strategies to keep your home life running smoothly while keeping your business on track.

1. First, create a work schedule and stick with it. It may be tempting to answer personal calls during the day or take business calls after-hours, but doing this actually shows that you’re expendable–not dependable–and people will take for granted that you’ll always be there for any little things that come up. Even though family comes first, stay true to your business hours, and resist the urge to chat with friends or pick up groceries during working hours.

2. Train your friends to respect your work time. Your friends may consider working from home an invitation to chat during the day or just go out for coffee or shopping for an afternoon. Make it clear that your business hours are just for business. Leave personal calls for after-hours, and you’ll find that your friends will gradually accept your schedule without feeling slighted. Read More

09 Apr

How To Do Outsourcing

Let’s face it. We can’t be good at everything, and we only have 24 hours in a day. The one-man-does-it-all mentality wouldn’t work for a home-based business. How can we get help when we need it?

The answer is outsourcing.

You can hire experienced professionals, and let them use their creative talents while you focus on other tasks. Another benefit is that the workers you hire may be more up-to-date on the latest information and technology in their specific fields and can be assets to your clients, as well, offering improved quality service.

But finding workers and figuring out where to meet or when to bring them can pose some difficult juggling, personal, and security issues. How should we outsource?

Deciding What to Outsource

Focus on outsourcing some of the major tasks of your workload. First, check your To-Do lists and office area. What CAN you outsource? Which work seems to pile up the most? Read More

08 Apr

Home Business Ideas

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Find the Right Business for You

If you think that starting your own business is the answer to your problems; whether it’s money, child care, illness, or a desire for more free time, then you MUST choose wisely.

Too many individuals eagerly leave their paying jobs in order to pursue their own business only to return to the unemployment arena looking for work and carrying a massive debt from their ventures.

How can you find the answer to your quest for self-employment without failing? The solution lies in the 3 Ds:

  • Desire
  • Discretion
  • Discipline

Desire

If you think that running your own business is merely a matter of using your brains, then you are sure to be disappointed. Successful entrepreneurs have a common thread whether they run a country gas station or a Fortune 500 company – DESIRE. If you don’t have the drive and determination to work for yourself – if you can’t give up the security of a regular pay cheque – you will have great difficulty working for yourself.

Discretion Read More