Escape your home office

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Working from home can be great, but there are also times when it can be quite isolating. The Hub is open for you to run your business in a friendly and helpful collaborative environment throughout the working week. If you… Read the full article here: Escape your home office on: THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG. WinWeb co-working Enterprise IT home office Small Business Collaboration

Create the ultimate home office working environment in 5 easy steps

The Small Business Blog

With increasing numbers of people working from home, such as knowledge workers, freelancers, and stock traders, a high specification office is not a luxury any more – it’s essential for your health and effectiveness. As well as helping you work efficiently, a home office can allow you to enjoy some creature comforts. Guest Blog home office kit working environment


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Spring cleaning the home office

Ian's Messy Desk

million Canadians who work from home or maintain a home office, this area should be of special consideration. You are not limited to using this labeller just in the office. These all–in–one machines can scan, fax, print and copy and are a smart investment for organizing a home office. Get organized, stay organized: Having your office in order and tidy creates a pleasant work environment, so why not stay organized throughout the year.

Visualize Your Home Office into Reality

Clutter Coach

I wanted to talk to this group of nascent entrepreneurs about their home offices. For me, one of the best things about having my own business is my home office. This visualization is about on how your office should feel, rather than how it should look. There’s no need for an alarm clock because you’re in charge of when you get to your office. You arrive at your office feeling eager to work. Take a few moments now to see your office in your mind.

Steps for Creating a Paperless Home Office

Productivity Bits

We’ve all been there: Keeping and storing documents that we deemed important throughout the years only to walk into the home office space one day and see a mountain of papers staring back. This can be magnified ten-fold if you work from home. Going paperless is not only better for the environment, but it can make you more productive. Creating a paperless home office is a two-part process. Start with one section of your office and evaluate every document.

Visualize Your Home Office into Reality

Clutter Coach

I wanted to talk to this group of nascent entrepreneurs about their home offices. For me, one of the best things about having my own business is my home office. This visualization is about on how your office should feel, rather than how it should look. There’s no need for an alarm clock because you’re in charge of when you get to your office. You arrive at your office feeling eager to work. Take a few moments now to see your office in your mind.

How to Make a Small In-Home Office Work for You

Productivity Bits

Working from home offers many benefits to those that simply don’t want to drag themselves to the office every day. For instance, you can create any type of office you want, maintain control over your schedule, and even be your own boss. Plus, your salary is seemingly limitless, you can take your work on the road with you, and you even avoid the sometimes petty office politics that swirl the office cubicles. For those with small in-home offices, don’t lose hope.

Clean Your Home Office, Not Your Bank Account

Small Business CEO

Home office cleaning is no one’s idea of a fun weekend. Office cleaning takes up time that you could be using to check your emails, work on projects, and even eat peanut butter cups during your ‘down time.’ … Economy & Environment home office office cleaning office maintenanceThere are so many ways to procrastinate and just avoid it entirely. Hey, the vacuum cleaner is making funny noises!

How to Create Balance in Your Home Office

Small Business CEO

Working at home doesn’t mean that you need to work in a “homelyoffice. As home-based businesses become more and more popular, the home office environment becomes more important. Because you’re working from home, you need to make sure that the workspace is conducive to you getting work done. If your home office is set up like your living room or is actually located in the living room, forget about it.

Working Green – Simple Ways to Make Your Home Office More Eco-Friendly

Eco-Office Gals

If you are a freelancer who works from home, have you ever considered the impact that your home office makes on the environment? How could you alter your surroundings or habits so that you make your home office even greener? Internet pro’s iiNet , savvy about all things related to adsl2 and broadband internet office set-ups, suggests the following ideas for your small office.

Productivity Nuggets Of The Week (September 11 2010)

Productivity Bits

Get Your Home Office Organized For Increased Productivity – Productivity requires that you organize your work environment. Your home-office is an important part of your daily life – whether you are working from home or working full time in an office (or if you are like most knowledge workers, that is a cubicle). Work From Home – Tips To Increasing Productivity – Effective time management, action planning, prioritizing, etc.

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5 Costs You’ll Incur While Working at Home (And How to Minimize Each)

Small Business CEO

You love working at home. It’s no secret that running a home office involves overhead costs that traditional office-dwellers don’t have to deal with personally. Economy & Environment Finance Management business expenses expense management working at home

2019 65

7 Little-Known Tax Deductions for Small Businesses

Small Business CEO

Home Office. If you run your business out of a dedicated home office, you may be able to take the home office deduction. There are two ways to deduct a home office : Deduct actual expenses. … Economy & Environment business taxes tax deductionsMany small businesses dread filing their quarterly taxes, but deductions help owners lower their tax burden.

2018 57

5 Tips to Work More Effectively From Home

Small Business CEO

Through recent advances in technology, the number of individuals working from home offices has greatly increased in the past decade. When individuals have taken the proper steps, home offices allow one to work from the comfort and convenience of home without sacrificing productivity. There are a variety of reasons why individuals would choose to work from home. Eliminate Distractions: A home office is an easy place to get distracted.

2010 60

The Green Business Benefits of Telecommuting

Eco-Office Gals

This is a good thing because it means that there are more and more people who are becoming aware of and sensitive to the needs of the environment. When exploring the reasons why green businesses would benefit from hiring people who telecommute, probably one of the most obvious ones is that when people are working from home, they are not using gas to drive into the office and the less emissions that are in the air, the better it is for everyone.

What Do You Really Need to Think About When Setting Up a ‘Work From Home’ Business?

Small Business CEO

Thanks to the internet, there are plenty of people out there hiring people with good skills in all kinds of sectors to work for them from home on a freelance basis. … Economy & EnvironmentThere are lots of options these days if you want to make use of your skills and work for yourself. Whether you are a writer, a marketing expert, a designer, a programmer or an accountant, with the right approach you can make a living working as a self employed freelancer.

2015 82

How to Keep Motivation High in the Era of Office Shutdowns

Dumb Little Man

As people are preparing for their third month of work-from-home, the office is beginning to seem like a more attractive place. The office, a subject of countless TV shows, movies, and other media depicting it as a mundane necessity in modern life, is increasingly missed by workers.

2020 235

Does Office Design Really Affect Productivity?

Productivity Bits

As an active employee, you spend a significant part of your day at the office. However, what you are unaware of (most of the time) is how your office affects the way you work. Whether you work at home or in a large company building, office design can impact your mood, your ability to concentrate and stay focused, and your ability to be productive. The best office concept relies on employee freedom, allowing the employee to choose their work environment.

2016 179

Is working from home really more energy efficient?

Eco-Office Gals

On the one hand, working from home can reduce your carbon emissions through a lack of commuting. But, on the other hand, around 17% of the US workforce is now at home all day, every day, causing an increase in energy consumption. If you’re a contractor and you choose to work from home, you can make it a much greener option just by reassessing your working environment. 4) Create a home office. There are some pretty conflicting opinions on this subject.

2013 199

How to Make Working From Home Sustainable

Eco-Office Gals

If you’re working from home, you’re already on the right track to a sustainable workplace. If you aren’t working from home but plan to do so soon, here are ways you can improve your remote work’s eco-friendliness. Eco-Office Gals

2020 141

One Size Doesn’t Fit All: How Office Space Caters To Each Stage Of A Business Journey

Dumb Little Man

As your company evolves and grows, take a good look at your office space and check if it is still the optimal setup for your current circumstances. Your working environment plays a pivotal role in your team’s productivity, creativity and innovation. As much as you may want to build the office of your dreams, startups with limited funds might not be able to turn that dream into reality immediately. Home office. See Also: 8 Ways To Set Up An Awesome Home Office

2016 210

Working in Isolation — 5 Quick Wins For Boosting Your Productivity 

Dumb Little Man

Depending on your type of personality, you may even find that operating under peaceful and tranquil settings frequently in contrast to a regular communal environment will help you get more done and produce greater results across the board. Men and women who choose to work from home can expect an easier time eating healthy and achieving a manageable work-life balance. See Also: Turn Your Home Office Into A Productivity Zone .

2016 216

How Small Businesses Save With Cowork Solutions

Small Business CEO

Whether you’re expanding, want a more professional environment or are just sick of working alone, there comes a point for every small business where your home office is no longer the right environment. However, you may not have the finances or a business requirement to rent a permanent office space. One that is more flexible and cost effective compared to a traditional office space: coworking.

2020 52

Tips on Staying Focused and Disciplined When Working From Home

Office Dynamics

For many people, working at home is a dream come true. Come tax time, they may be able to deduct a lot of their home office-related expenses. To stay on top of things and be organized in your work, you need to have a dedicated home office. The space should be free of distractions and ideally have a door that you can close if you are trying to work when family is home.

2016 141

Top Gifts You Can Give Your Remote Team for the Holidays

Bonnie Low-Krayman

In one of our previous posts on ‘What to Do About Virtual Workplace Bullying’ , we mentioned how the massive shift to remote working did little in eliminating the problems professionals used to face in an office setting. T hank goodness for movies while working from home!

2020 52

Here’s How You Can Successfully Change To A Work-From-Home Career

Dumb Little Man

However, the excitement was short-lived because working from home may seem fun, but it is not as simple as most people thought it would be. Truth be told, working from home is challenging. When you are working from home, you may be tempted to curl up and work from your favorite couch.

2020 215

Reinventing the Office Experience: How Office Design Has Changed

Dumb Little Man

To this day, many businesses continue to experiment and push the limits on what a productive office design should be like. However, the open office setups and co-working spaces aren’t as new as we think. The Evolution and History of Office Design.

2019 173

What Should Recruiters Look For In CVs When Hiring For Remote Jobs?

Recruit CRM

With more and more organizations and startups planning to go remote post-pandemic and those which were already remote from the very beginning should understand what it means to hire candidates who are looking for work-from-home based jobs.

2021 52

8 Really Awesome Tips For Working Remotely

Dumb Little Man

So, you work from home and enjoy all the perks that come along with it. Diversions can be ignored with no sweat when working in a traditional office. But at home, they’re simply too tempting to ignore. This article will rundown 8 tips to for working remotely so you can keep distractions at bay during your at-home working hours. The idea of working from home means being free from the 9-to-5 grind, right? See Also: 8 Ways To Set Up An Awesome Home Office.

2019 153

The Increasing Popularity of Net-Zero Energy Buildings

Eco-Office Gals

Unfortunately, the majority of homes, offices, and other buildings still run on electricity from the grid, natural gas, and the like. Although net-zero energy buildings probably represent the greatest potential fiscal benefits, you should also consider how conserving water, going paperless, and cutting waste in other areas will help your company and the environment at the same time. Post from: Eco-Office Gals The Increasing Popularity of Net-Zero Energy Buildings.

Eye Safety In The Workplace: Effective Ways To Protect Your Vision

Dumb Little Man

Unless a worker is assigned in a hazardous environment, he’s not likely to wear any protective eye gear. Even working at home can negatively affect your eyes. If you work in an industry where you’re exposed to these dangers, pay special attention to your environment and gauge how at risk you are. Maintaining Eye Safety in an Office. Working at an office or from home can also affect your eye health, especially if you spend long hours in front of a computer.

2017 147

How to Define a Bulletproof Work-at-Home Mindset

Dumb Little Man

Working from home isn't all it's cracked up to be. You keep thinking about all of those exciting promises that you learned by reading sales letters, e-books and other things from “work-at-home” gurus: you could be working on your pajamas only two hours per day while collecting big checks, one after another. All these things make you disappointed and frustrated, sometimes even angry, because working from home was completely different than what you thought it would be.

2012 219

Eight Ways to Eliminate Paper and Clutter in Your Office

Ian's Messy Desk

The post Eight Ways to Eliminate Paper and Clutter in Your Office appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. Working at a regional head office, we see a lot of paper. Keeping your desk and files clutter–free in a paper–filled environment isn’t easy, but a little planning and a little technology can help. It’s probably safe to say that a huge percentage of the paper that enters your office can be discarded right away. Organize your office heart.

2014 164

Try Working In A New Space To Be More Productive


First, they aren’t part of your office. Adam McKay has a work office and home office, but still invests in a hotel room. Home and work are full of distractions. Before you leave for the day, order takeout to take home. Remember, you have the ability to change your environment so it increases your productivity. I got a lot of great feedback on Twitter about how i mportant health is to productivity.

2015 85

7 Tips to Happy Coworking with Your Pets

Dumb Little Man

homes. Now that’s a lot of mega numbers and stats to throw at you – but it only means one thing to pet parents who are trying to get work done from a home office: that one of your closest coworkers has four paws and may need a walk at lunchtime or perhaps some tuna! If you are working from home but are having a challenging time with your pet, hopefully these tips will help you. Tip #1: Your pet belongs in the home just as you do.

2017 157

Embracing Changes

Productivity Bits

Let me make it clear, though, that the main theme of this blog will remain as is – productivity at work and home office. I also want to look into other people’s career and how they are adapting to rapid changes in their work environment. Copyright © 2011 Marlon Ribunal. Visit the original article at [link]. Post written by Marlon Ribunal. Follow me on t witte r. I’ve been busy the last few weeks.

2011 149

The Best – and Worst – Places to Write

Men With Pens

And so we stuff our trusty laptops into bags and take our work to another environment. Yet not all writing environments are created equal. If you plan to have a full, productive day out of your home office, you’d do best to avoid these places. What, exactly, about a coffee shop screams productive environment? In an environment that promotes distraction, you’ll likely get nothing done. Libraries also make wonderful work environments.

2012 80

A Conversation about Clutter with Nicolette Toussaint

Clutter Coach

I have a client whose home office is also a playroom. On the other hand, sometimes people set up fancy home offices that they never work in. Just because your house has a room labeled “home office” it doesn’t mean that you have to work there. Many of my clients need to create what I call “hybrid rooms” in their homes. You know, a kitchen-office, or a laundry room-play room.

2015 109

Could telecommuting be a career mistake?

45 Things

At the same time, this difficult job environment may mean that you have to work even harder and smarter if youre not in the office everyday. Heres a column on the subject I did for Gannett: While telecommuting is more common than a decade ago because of advances in technology and more flexible workplace cultures, the tough job market has made some telecommuters nervous as they worry that the lack of face time and presence in an office may make them more vulnerable to being laid off.

19 Work From Home Success Secrets to Eliminate Distractions & Get More Done!

Stephanie LH Calahan

There are more professionals working out of their home now than ever before. Working out of your home can be a blessing and a curse at the same time. Today we will cover 19 tricks or tips to make working from home. Create Your Office Space! One of the most important steps I did when creating my business was to create a REAL office space! and within a couple of months - redecorated our guest room to serve as my husband's new office.

2011 219

Here’s What Millennials Want When They Buy A Home

Dumb Little Man

There are, however, some key differences in what Millennial home buyers want, compared with the previous generations. Millennials Want To Own Homes. While the previous generations had the American Dream, Millennials consider having their own homes as their biggest dream. The key difference between Millennials and other generations is that they don’t see home ownership as permanent. Millennials Shop For Homes Differently. What Millennial Home Buyers Want.

2017 157

Effective Time Management

Ian's Messy Desk

Home About Contact Me Links Sitemap Effective Time Management Posted by Ian McKenzie Written on September 15, 2010 If youre new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Know and Exploit Your Work Patterns Not every hour of our workday is equivalent in terms of our personal work patterns and the environments we work in. Related articles by Zemanta Time Management Strategies for the Home Office ( Time Management.

How to create the luck required for huge entrepreneurial success 

The Shrink for Entrepreneurs

This is why we see young people hit home runs with technology startups. At my Accountability Coaching company Commit Action we talk a lot about the double-edged sword of technology: Thanks to the internet, it’s never been easier to start a business (all you need is a laptop) but working from home with just a laptop is actually not an environment that lends itself to business success. .

2018 41