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Expert Advice For A More Organized Home Office

Expert Advice For A More Organized Home Office

There are many small business owners that choose to work from home. The obvious benefit to this is that you save tonnes on office expenses. However, it’s easy for a home office to become disorganized and full of clutter. When your workspace becomes messy, it can lead to a drop in productivity. So, it’s crucial you know how to keep your home office as organized as possible.

Expert Advice For A More Organized Home Office
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Utilize Your Desk

All home offices are going to have a desk for you to work on. If you want your office to be neat and tidy, then you need a desk with storage compartments. If should have some drawers or a little cabinet. The reason you need this is so you can keep lots of items in there and out of sight. Instead of filling up your desk with stationary, it can all be stored in a drawer. Some desks come with a shelf underneath to put a printer too. Again, this helps keep things off your worktop. By getting a great desk, you can use it to make your office completely clutter free. The result is that you have a clean and clear workstation at all times.

Sort Out Your Mail

Businesses tend to generate lots of mail on a daily basis. When you’re trying to work from home, your office can get overloaded with lots of letters, etc. Having so many bits of paper lying around can get distressing and make you very unorganized. To solve this problem you have two potential solutions. Firstly, you can completely get rid of your mail. Sites like physicaladdress.com allow you to get your postal mail delivered elsewhere. Once delivered, it’s scanned and sent to an online mailbox, meaning no loose paper in your office. Of course, this idea isn’t for everyone; some people like to have physical copies of their mail. So, you need to focus on keeping your mail nice and tidy. Sort through it and store important stuff in a mail tray. Anything you don’t need can be shredded. You’ll still have to deal with mail being delivered to you, but your office will be far more organized.

Expert Advice For A More Organized Home Office
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Try And Keep Things Digital

These days, technology is taking over every aspect of our lives. Some people are worried about this, but I think we need to embrace it. One of the best things about modern technology is that it one device can do so much. For example, a tablet can tell you the time, let you make bookings on a calendar and so much more. As a result, you can keep a small home office far more organized if you have one. A tablet will replace a physical calendar, notepads, etc. You’ll have less stuff in your office, which will keep it in place and free from any mess & clutter. If you’re interested in a business tablet, then check out comparative reviews on sites like Laptop.com.

If you want your small business to grow and develop, then you need a comfortable working environment. It’s impossible to achieve this if your home office isn’t organized. Follow this advice and you’ll be on the path to success.

Recommended New Year’s Resolutions for Entrepreneurs

With 2013 winding down, it’s time to start thinking of ways to change, or improve, for the New Year. As the New Year approaches, here are a few New Year’s resolutions and recommendations for the entrepreneur:

As an entrepreneur:

  1. Hire Great People: Continue to try to hire great people so I can focus on my primary roles.
  2. Reduce Email Lists: Reduce the number of email lists I’m on for both business and personal.
  3. Less Stress: Stress less over the minor problems and remember that perfection is impossible.

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Michael Unetich is President of TIP Solutions, a Chicago-based software company building a patented set of software and firmware technologies around call handling and management. He started several successful entrepreneurial ventures, possesses experience in software design and marketing, and has extensive experience in angel investing. Michael is a named inventor on over 10 patents currently under USPTO and international filing.

Tribal or Transformational? How to grow your startup when new business rolls in

Startup CEOs need to know how to act once they realize that a new revenue stream is growing faster than the original business concept. You’re faced with a choice: transforming the business you created or launching a new, separate venture. I call it the choice between going “tribal” (creating a new tribe – a distinct group that acts independently from your core business) or “transformational” (transforming the current team and business).

As CEO and founder of two of the fastest growing digital advertising companies in the country, I’ve had to make that decision twice. We used the tribal concept when we created a new video-focused advertising company, AdKarma. When we decided to transform our original digital advertising business, we tried to use the transformational model. But after meeting internal resistance, we integrated elements of going tribal to create a new company, Division-D.

In the end, we considered three essential questions to help us choose the right road for our future:


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Bobby CampbellBobby Campbell is a successful entrepreneur with a deep understanding of how to monetize emerging digital markets. He’s CEO and founder of several leading digital media companies including 3 Interactive, AdKarma, and Division D. Campbell graduated from the University of Missouri with a degree in Creative Writing and Political Science. You can follow him on Twitter @BobbyAdkarma.