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Tips to Jazz up Your Home Office in a Green Way

Starting a home business does not simply mean that you don't have to go to an office to get work... read more

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Bridget Puszka Architect and Energy Reports at BP Architects
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5 Vital Steps on How To Choose What Home-Based Business To Start

The first step to starting your home-based business is knowing what kind of business you can do,... read more

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Helene Liatsos Owner at Home Office Management Experts
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Melissa Profeta
Melissa ProfetaCommunity Manager at SavvySME
Hey James, what stage are you in now for your home business plan?
James LiddellOwner at Liddelldev
Spot on advice, and a post those doesn't go for days. Well done!
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6 Tips To Stay Focused And Boost Your Daily Productivity

Busy, busy, busy. If there's one thing we can say for certain these days, it's everybody... read more

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Jef Lippiatt
Jef LippiattOwner at Startup Chucktown
I feel like there is a lot of sound advice above, however, some of it came off as flat to me. I believe that there are factors that transcend the tips mentioned above. Rest and Profession play a huge role into the overall direction you need to take on a daily basis. First, everyone needs to have solid rest to approach each new day with focus. However, not all of us need the same amount of time for recovering. I only sleep 4 to 5 hours a night by choice. This means I have more waking hours per day to accomplish things than people that sleep 8 to 10 hours. But I'm not suggesting anyone follow my lead. The key is get the sleep you need. Secondly, Profession plays a key role into how you approach your day. As a design, I have systems for feedback and productivity, but distractions add inspiration and knowledge into my day. I use productive distractions such as reading about trends in the industry. I also use time between tasks to look at visual work that will inspire creativity. These are "distractions" but they are focused to still output productivity. Also, as someone that helps manage others, you must be connected to email and/or chat. Issues that arise from managing others can't be relegated to scheduled time checks. I have a system in place for quickly assessing if I need to take immediate action or if it can wait, but I must give an initial review as each message appears or at least within a reasonable time frame. Also, the Agile and Lean philosophies dictate that you adjust as your needs and priorities change. This means you have to have flexibility included in your systems and frameworks or you may be doomed to untimely communication that becomes a distraction to others (either because they are not ready to focus on it or because you missed the window of importance). I do agree that a 3 item list written down gives focus for the next day, but all priorities (including the ones within the list) still need judged against new information to ensure they should still be priorities.
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The 4 Struggles of Working from Home - and How to Overcome Them

A departure from the daily grind of 9-5 can mean the freedom to choose your own schedule and save... read more

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Iona Yeung Digital Content Specialist at FIRST
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Lisa Ormenyessy
Lisa OrmenyessyBusiness Coach and Marketing Specialist at Straight Talk Group
Thanks Iona, great tips.
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SEO for SMBs On a Budget

​ Here are ways how SMB’s can use SEO even on a budget. Virtually every aspect of life has been... read more

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Paul LupsonHead of Product at InnovaReviews.com
You mention the value of friends and family vouching for your service, Alexander. Exactly right, even more convincing to a new potential customer is having previous and present customers say how great your business and for the new customer to see that, right there on your website at the moment they are about to buy or call you. Adding customer reviews is easy, use a service like innovareviews.com - it also puts the reviews into a Google recommended format that adds reviews stars to a company's entry in the search results, making the click-through even more likely.
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Work Productivity: Are Your Environments Inspiring Or Expiring You?

In last week's blog, I touched on how to continue improving our work productivity by investing into... read more

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Benjamin Young Speaker | Coach | Trainer | at Job Performance Coaching & Training
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How To Start A Home Business For Parents

What does this title make you feel? If you are a stay-at-home parent planning to start a small... read more

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Richard Schembri
Richard Schembri Entrepreneur - Team Coach and Mentor in Network Marketing at Team Berrygood
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Richard Schembri
Richard SchembriEntrepreneur - Team Coach and Mentor in Network Marketing at Team Berrygood
Yes Ling Lee, I have met a few people who just want something to do. This profession gives them a whole new like minded network of friends to enjoy time with also. Thanks for your comment!
Ling Lee
Ling Lee at Digital Marketing and Personal Branding
Great article Richard! I know a couple of stay-at-home spouses who feel bored and helpless - a small business is certainly a very good idea!
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Top 5 Copywriting Tips and Hints

Do you write as part of your job? Do you wish your writing had more influence and resulted in... read more

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Darryn Altclass Brand & Marketing Consultant at The Learning Community
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Darryn Altclass
Darryn AltclassBrand & Marketing Consultant at The Learning Community
Thanks Wendy, I find if I keep in touch with my mentors I make less mistakes as they keep me on the straight and narrow. As you say, it's too easy to go to your defaults. Happy writing! Writing is my all time favourite communication medium, especially printed books. Thanks Wendy, have a great break.
Wendy Huang
Wendy HuangFull Time Blogger and YouTuber at A Custom Blog in 4 Minutes
Hi Darryn, I think that writing skills is incredibly important if your in business. You don't need to be writer to need writing skills, plus I found with myself after I started to write more, I also started communicating and listening better - it gives you more opportunity to thing about cause and effects of the words and sentences you use. It's not always as straight forward as just words coming out of your mouth or onto the paper. I really loved this post and will be implementing some of your tips, especially passive vs. active. I have a habit of writing passive sentences so thank you I'm going to practice that tip :)
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What insurance does a home business need?

So you’ve decided to start a business from home, fantastic! You get to work in your dressing... read more

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Wayne Davis
Wayne DavisDirector at Quick Off The Mark
Great article Kate. With technology reshaping how small businesses operate there is a real shift to the home office structure. This article is really helpful to all those working in that environment.
Kate FairleyCEO at Get Informed
Well the standard Business Pack is a checklist in itself, unlike Home Insurance where everything's included, you can select which risks you'd like to insure against for your business' specific needs. Get Informed Checklists are actually in the pipeline so will keep you updated, but in the meantime I'll share some other blog posts you might find interesting... thanks for the feedback!
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Me Time - Is it a work at home Mummy Myth?

This is a question I pondered today as my husband and I sit over our computers, run in and out of... read more

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5 free essential apps for successful bloggers

  Your time is precious and you are often on the go – but you still need to keep updated with... read more

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Frederique Bros Founder & Editor at Women Love Tech
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Phil Khor
Phil KhorFounder at SavvySME
Hey Frederique, I love your top 5 picks. I would maybe add 2 others that I found incredibly useful on my iPhone. Evernote - which I use to jot down notes or inspirations when I've 'idle time'. It syncs with other devices too, which makes it handy. The other is Flipboard. I like the rich image style it uses to present feed from RSS sources, Linkedin and a host of other reputable sources which I am allowed to configure. With its simple to use and rich interface, it super easy to get addicted to it. :)
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6 Misconceptions in the Path of Your Home Business

Every home-based business starts with a dream. As an owner, it’s your responsibility to take care... read more

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Michael Evans Manager at 3leaps
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Michelle Nichols
Michelle NicholsOwner & Virtual Executive Assistant at MARQUET Consulting
I am finding my business is extremely time consuming as I am working very hard on it. 4 months old, plus 4 months planning. I think it is the hardest I have ever worked, (I've always been a hard worker) and I am slowly starting to see some results. The most difficult thing is being patient and not getting frustrated, my partner keeps me on the straight and narrow most of the time,
Michael Evans
Michael EvansManager at 3leaps
thanks for the comments .. yeah starting home based business is tough and you have to battle with loneliness and other family chores