How to Have an Ergonomic Chair and Desk Without Spending Thousands

If you’ve set up a home office recently you’ll know it’s really easy to spend thousands of dollars on those old basics, a good chair and desk. And why not, if money is no object? Especially if you are working full time from home and are going to be spending a lot of time in […]

Why Catching Up with Friends for a Chat is Good for Your Business

Coffee Time picture by antwerpenR on Flickr CC BY 2.0

One thing I regret about how I handled the early phase of setting up and managing my home based business is that I did not put enough value on catching up regularly with friends and former colleagues for a general chat.

I did meet up with people, but too often that was an excuse for a pitch session on my part, looking for business either from them directly or from people to whom they might refer me.

Not that there is anything wrong with pitching.

It’s just that it took me a while to realize that when that was the purpose of my invitation to get tother, the courteous thing to do, the proper business etiquette, was to be upfront about the fact that I wanted to pitch my ideas or business proposition.

Managing Paper Clutter for Greater Productivity

I’ll admit I’ve lost my share of productivity to paper clutter. When my desk gets overtaken by bills and memos, it becomes hard to find what I’m looking for and to be focused. However, by finding a system that works for me, I have been able to dramatically straighten things out keep clutter within reason. […]

Just Because I Work from Home I’m Not Always Up for a Lengthy Chat

Don’t get me wrong. Anyone who knows me knows I love a chat And if there’s anything I love better than a conversation it’s a good long conversation. Sometimes that can happen serendipitously. Say when a friend or colleague is in the neighbourhood or heading my way and calls to see if I’m up for […]

Essential Gadgets for Entrepreneurs Who Work from Home

You’ll have to forgive me, for I am biased. My home writing and marketing business centers on the latest technology. So of course I think it’s important. What’s more, I think entrepreneurs working from home can use these gadgets to great advantage. A smartphone might seem like a toy, and a tablet even more so. […]