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SCC BUS 209 _ Spring 2006 copyright, sjh. Setting Up a Home Office
Making the Home Office Environment Work for You Make it a space you love. you’ll be spending a lot of time there Make it a well-defined space. Learn how to shield yourself- physically & psychologically from interference. Professionalize your business.
Focus on Files Focus on files first… Start by organizing and grouping your office paper. Decide what to keep and what to toss. Don’t be a clutter keeper! Helpful Hint: Don’t bother filing A-Z. Try a color-coordinated functional approach: Prospects or Leads, Marketing, Administration, Finance…
Equipment That Works A well-equipped home office has Two-line cordless phone Separate telephone line Answering machine or message center Voicemail Pager or cell phone Fax or fax modem Desktop and/ or portable computer Laser or ink-jet printer Copier or Scanner
Decide what is Needed and Want is merely Wanted! What can you afford Which technologies are you comfortable with now. What are you willing to build on. Investigate leasing as a option. Think Ergonomically!
GOT DSL?? Technology may be critical for many HBB. Plan for technological growth. Educate yourself on how to use technology so it is a small business advantage!
Have a Back-Up Technician! Know someone who understands technology. Back-up frequently. Keep up on technology. Protect yourself from Viruses, Worms, etc.
Functional Furnishing Home Office Organizing Experts suggest modular furniture with ample space and a professional appeal. Affordability may be an initial challenge. Nine out of 10 business owners meet at their client’s office, but if you have clients meeting then you may need a reception or “conference” area.
Home Office Resources www.asid.org American Society of Interior Designerswww.asid www.napa.net National Association of Professional Organizerswww.napa.net www.smalloffice.com will allow you to “design” your home office on-linewww.smalloffice.com HBBA.org the home-based business association of America