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Timothy Lakeman

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Member Since November 2012

Melbourne, VIC, 3000

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I am a business consultant & SME specialist. Most Business Owners that I talk to say…It’s much harder than I anticipated being in business...I feel like I have a good business, but need some new ideas and help to take it to the next level.

I help business owners unlock the true potential of their business and provide a positive future for them and their family.

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Business Coaching
Business Planning
Business Consulting
Management Consultants

Timothy Lakeman answered this question

How do I make a home office more functional?

Over the last six years I
have worked from a home office.  Working
from home has presented some significant challenges beyond those that exist
when working from a traditional workplace. Many of those challenges relate to
how to communicate effectively with co-workers, customers, suppliers and
advisors. 

Some tips to
make your home office more functional:

Invest in creating a
pleasant working environment. Don’t skimp on your virtual habitat. Buy a water
cooler, a nice painting, and invest in having a pleasant view.  Most importantly invest in an executive chair
– you won’t regret it.

Zero your Inbox daily. Or
put better… stay on top of things. Having an automatic rule to move mail where
you are CCed but not mentioned on the To line can be really helpful to
prioritise.  Don't spend your entire day
processing email. Go for extended periods where you are physically disconnected
from your email.

Expend some effort in
getting out of your home office to know your colleagues, customers, suppliers
and advisors personally as well as professionally. On the odd occasion that you
do need to a favour, people are happier to help out a friend than just a
virtual contact.

Most importantly, take
advantage of the best of working from a home office has to offer. Have lunch
with your family. Work from the beach. Frequent your local café. 

Timothy Lakeman answered this question

What are the most popular accounting software for SMEs?

Over the years I have used MYOB and Quickbooks and still do with some legacy SMBs, however you cannot go past SAASU it is simple to use; you pay as you go (based on transactions per month); and can be accessed from any device or location via the internet. Overall, great flexibility.

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Timothy Lakeman answered this question

How do I make a home office more functional?

Over the last six years I
have worked from a home office.  Working
from home has presented some significant challenges beyond those that exist
when working from a traditional workplace. Many of those challenges relate to
how to communicate effectively with co-workers, customers, suppliers and
advisors. 

Some tips to
make your home office more functional:

Invest in creating a
pleasant working environment. Don’t skimp on your virtual habitat. Buy a water
cooler, a nice painting, and invest in having a pleasant view.  Most importantly invest in an executive chair
– you won’t regret it.

Zero your Inbox daily. Or
put better… stay on top of things. Having an automatic rule to move mail where
you are CCed but not mentioned on the To line can be really helpful to
prioritise.  Don't spend your entire day
processing email. Go for extended periods where you are physically disconnected
from your email.

Expend some effort in
getting out of your home office to know your colleagues, customers, suppliers
and advisors personally as well as professionally. On the odd occasion that you
do need to a favour, people are happier to help out a friend than just a
virtual contact.

Most importantly, take
advantage of the best of working from a home office has to offer. Have lunch
with your family. Work from the beach. Frequent your local café. 

Timothy Lakeman answered this question

What are the most popular accounting software for SMEs?

Over the years I have used MYOB and Quickbooks and still do with some legacy SMBs, however you cannot go past SAASU it is simple to use; you pay as you go (based on transactions per month); and can be accessed from any device or location via the internet. Overall, great flexibility.

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