This week my blog reading produced some really interesting and informative finds. These posts offer some great ideas and tips that will jumpstart your week and pump up your motivation level. Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy!
The Socially Responsible Entrepreneur from Blogtrepreneur was insightful and it made being green an effortless choice.
Business Owner’s Card Conundrum from Entrepreneur… discusses the toss up between using personal cards for business purposes or business cards that aren’t covered by the new laws.
Finding the Real Key Economic Indicators for Small Business again from Entrepreneur… important information to process.
Small Business to Start at Home from Create Liberty… manages to avoid giving actual ideas but still a worthwhile read. 🙂
Have a productive week readers!
Plan Your Layout for Functionality
The home office is the hub of the business. This is where all the ideas are churned over into money-making ventures and the processes that support your hard work happen, so it needs to be functional. Cluttering and clogging the office space can lead to less creativity and lowered productivity levels so it is important that home business owners pay attention to this area. To plan for functionality think of all the activities that would need to be accommodated in the room. Working on the computer, filing, producing samples or meeting with clients might all need to take place in a tiny area. Jot down your dream list and then work out ways to build the functionality into the space.
Utilize Corners and Vertical Space
Corners and wall space are often ignored in a spacious office area, but when space is at a premium it pays to look at these underused areas with new eyes. The corner can be built out into a custom work station or command center for storing equipment. The wall can be outfitted with lean shelving options to keep things off the floor.
Think Multifunctional Furniture and Equipment
Why get three different machines when one will do the job. That means less surface space and less confusing cords to take care of. Furniture is the same. A desk with built in storage serves a double function and saves on space.
Get Rid of Things You Don’t Need
Purging is good for the soul but it is also great for business. Find out what you need to keep for tax and record keeping purposes and then discard the rest. Soon the office will actually feel lighter.
Let in the Light
Small home offices can start to feel closed in, but letting in as much light as possible helps to make the room feel a lot more airy and bright.
Just because you office space is tight doesn’t mean you have to work as if you were in a cave. Using you space well can make even the tiniest room feel like a palace.