Have you just recently set up your own business from home? Do you feel as if everything is all over the place? You’re not sure whether you’re coming or going half the time, and most days, you don’t even know where the day has gone? Has your brain has now reached the point where it is absolutely unable to absorb any more information in before it spontaneously combusts?
Well, you have come to the right place then! Inhale deeply, exhale slowly and… breathe!
Read on for some handy tips on implementing some structure and order into your business.
Set Realistic Goals
Set yourself some short-term and long-term goals. Where would you like to start your business, what is your temporary aim, your first hurdle and would this be a viable enough investment that will reap the rewards in the long term? Where do you see yourself heading and is there a bigger picture, which could even branch out to more opportunities? Focus on business plans and look for a gap in the market. If you intend on starting up something that already exists, what is different and unique about your business in comparison? What do you offer that would attract your buyer?
Time is Money
Managing your time is crucial in a home business. Imagine you are paying an employee a set wage, now would you pay them the same set wage if they weren’t able to structure their day and waste perhaps a few minutes here and a few hours there? No. Consider your own time as money, the less resourceful you are, the less money you are potentially making.
To Do List – Prioritise
It is always helpful having a ‘to do’ list for every day of the week. You can then concentrate on tasks of importance and priority, tasks that need to be carried out at some point that day and tasks that need to be carried out at some point, but aren’t as urgent. This plan of action will enable you to structure and organise your days more efficiently.
Be wary of over-cluttering your home office. Your home office is a set area where you need to be able to concentrate and complete work productively. Keeping this area as neat, professional, tidy and as organised as possible will help keep you focused, thinking clearly and in control of your work.
Set up a storage system and an archive system for those documents you don’t need to have to hand at all times. If you have sensitive data, perhaps invest in a lockable filing cabinet?
Save space by introducing a corner office desk in your office, or, if your office is a bit on the smaller side, why not consider investing in a compact desk, instead?
Whatever size or shape your home office is, here at Piranha Furniture, we have a broad range of home office furniture solutions to suit your needs.
Visit our website for more information or give us a call to see how we can help you today.