Small Biz Tip: Working From Home: Office Space

Small Biz Tip: Working From Home: Office Space Tips from September 8, 2009 The Small Business tips today discuss working from home: Office Space Separate your workspace at home from the rest of your house. Ideally, a designated home office would be best; if not plausible, at least have a desk. Have a separate telephone line for work to keep you focused and eliminate personal distractions. This is also required to deduct expenses. Invest in a filing cabinet. It is an easy way to keep your papers organized and out of the way of your home life, as well as keep others out. Treat your home workspace as if you working in an office: keep away from the television, distractions, & home luxuries to stay focused. Daily Overview: Pick a workplace in your home and stick with it. Establish your area and take control. [Read Full Article]

Small Toy Makers and Craftspeople Fighting the New Product Testing Law

Government and Economy Toymakers and Craftspeople Fighting Product Tests Small producers of children's products and those who work in the crafts industry have launched a grassroots campaign for exemptions from the new product testing law. Obama's Small Business Platform Now that Obama is officially President, what will it mean for small business? Well, there were two key small business platforms that Obama promoted while he was on the campaign trail. Will he put those into practice as President? That is the question. [Read Full Article]