Small Biz Tip: Working From Home: Dealing with Kids

Tips from September 11, 2009 The Small Business tips today discuss working from home: Dealing with Kids Talk to your kids. Distinguish for them the importance of your work time & that you cannot be disturbed. Make sure they understand. Create your work schedule around your kids. Stop work at a good pick up point when tending to obligations: pick up, feed, etc. Keep work documents, supplies, records & computer out of reach from your kids & talk to them about staying out of your workspace. Don't be afraid to ask for help. For important work projects or busy work days, ask a friend to help out with your kids.  Daily Overview: Working at home with kids is difficult, but gets easier once rules and a schedule are set. [Read Full Article]

Small Biz Tip: Working From Home: Scheduling

Tips from September 9, 2009 The Small Business tips today discuss working from home: Scheduling Enforce normal business hours while working at home. Stick to the schedule the business needs to operate; not your personal one. Keep track of time & manage it better by setting deadlines. Make sure to get your work done before tending to other obligations. It's easy to get lost in your personal life at home, so keep a work calendar visible to remind you constantly of work & deadlines. Establish a routine, especially if you have personal commitments. Get a schedule: work first, then adhere to personal obligations. Daily Overview: Pretend you're still "in the office." Set a schedule & start a routine to keep your work on track. [Read Full Article]