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Are home-based businesses viewed negatively by people in the corporate world?

1:00AM | Tuesday, 28 January 2014 | Jane Shelton

Any prospective clients who see that mess in the spare room will be convinced to take their business to your competitors in a flash!

How do I get into the right mindset to start my business?

9:00AM | Tuesday, 3 September 2013 | Jane Shelton

Part of the reason for your difficulty in getting into the right mindset, may be due to a lack of structure and planning even before start-up.

How do I balance family commitments with running a home-based business?

8:00AM | Tuesday, 20 August 2013 | Jane Shelton

Put relationships before resources and information before decision making so that every step builds your confidence.

How can I avoid becoming isolated in my home-based business?

7:00AM | Tuesday, 30 July 2013 | Jane Shelton

Spend time building networks with key customers, potential customers and other business people to overcome isolation.

When working from home, should I have a set routine or not?

11:29PM | Wednesday, 16 November 2011 | Jane Shelton

There are a number of reasons why a routine can be beneficial to you and the people around you.

I work from home. How do I keep work out of my family time over Christmas?

12:26PM | Tuesday, 13 December 2011 | Jane Shelton

There are a few tricks to balancing Christmas with running a home-based business.

Can I get a start-up going by working on it part-time?

10:16PM | Thursday, 4 October 2012 | Jane Shelton

You need to do your homework before you invest your time and money. That being said, the decision should ultimately rest on your quality of life.

I’ve just hired my first lot of new staff. Can we all work from my home office?

12:39PM | Thursday, 16 December 2010 | Jane Shelton

The signs are right for your move beyond the family home, subject to your finances.

How do I stop my clients from coming to my house for unexpected meetings?

5:03PM | Tuesday, 29 May 2012 | Jane Shelton

While it’s great to be on friendly terms with your clients, you must also establish boundaries.

How can I work out how much home office space I’ll need?

2:27PM | Monday, 6 February 2012 | Jane Shelton

Remember to give yourself both room for working on the business without losing your kitchen table (and your mind).

How can I ensure that my home-based office is a safe place to work?

8:24PM | Wednesday, 17 August 2011 | Jane Shelton

Ensuring that your home is a safe workplace doesn’t happen by chance or guesswork. It requires a systematic approach to finding and fixing hazards and risks.

I’m in the process of moving house and am looking for somewhere that could double as an office for my online retail business. What should I be looking for?

7:11PM | Tuesday, 5 July 2011 | Jane Shelton

Assuming that you have worked out what family and friends require of your home life, we can then turn to the requirements of business life.

Are there any good business support groups out there that I can interact with?

4:07PM | Thursday, 7 April 2011 | Jane Shelton

Like all business realities, there are the good, the bad and the ugly and then there are the useful, the helpful and the dreadful rip offs.

I'm starting an events business from home. How can I get people to take me seriously?

3:57PM | Wednesday, 23 March 2011 | Jane Shelton

View your doubters as a potential source of viral advertising.

How can I foster a good business culture with home-based workers?

3:42PM | Wednesday, 9 March 2011 | Jane Shelton

The process of developing the goals, vision and mission for the business plan is the starting point for a sound business culture.

How should I go about setting up my office at home?

2:09PM | Wednesday, 16 February 2011 | Jane Shelton

A home office is a new business environment and not just a room in your house.

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