There are a number of reasons why a routine can be beneficial to you and the people around you.
There are a few tricks to balancing Christmas with running a home-based business.
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.
The signs are right for your move beyond the family home, subject to your finances.
Don't dwell on the limits of your current situation. Instead, focus on what your potential customers want.
While it’s great to be on friendly terms with your clients, you must also establish boundaries.
Whatever you do, make sure that you are really in control of your business, and your business isn't controlling you.
Remember to give yourself both room for working on the business without losing your kitchen table (and your mind).
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?
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.
I’ve started up from home but feel guilty for neglecting my young kids during the working day. What should I do?
Put relationships before resources and information before decision making so that every step builds your confidence.
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.
View your doubters as a potential source of viral advertising.
The process of developing the goals, vision and mission for the business plan is the starting point for a sound business culture.
A home office is a new business environment and not just a room in your house.
Spend time building networks to overcome start-up isolation – with key customers, potential customers and other business people in your area.
Any prospective clients who see that mess in the spare room will be convinced to take their business to your competitors in a flash!
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.