Kamis, 03 April 2008

How To Manage Your Business

by Obinna Heche

Persons working at a home business have a better chance of success if they can learn to close their eyes and ears to anyone and anything in the home that detracts their focus from the task at hand. When you work for someone else in their place of business, chances are there is not going to be a television you can watch whenever you feel like it, and while there might be a radio available, it is probably playing in the background causing no distraction to your ability to get your work done.

Your work outside the home probably is not constantly interrupted by a spouse or child, unless you have a really tolerant boss and from your desk you most likely can not see dirty dishes in the sink or a pile of laundry that needs done and will not notice the grass has grown in the past few days and needs cut again. While working at home does have many advantages, it is also rife with distractions that can take the focus off of the task at end and toss a torpedo into the heart of your work world.

The first few months not days or weeks, but months of working at home are going to be filled with distractions, especially if you have a spouse that works outside the home. It will take them some time to realize that yes, you are at home all day but you are working and no, you do not have time to run the vacuum cleaner no matter who is expected to arrive for dinner. If you want to do this while taking a break or having lunch, that is ok, but putting your work aside to take care of a household chore can set a dangerous precedent for the future.

Establishing a work schedule is a must for any business owner and even more important when running a home business. Even if you seldom see any customers or clients in your home office, you still have to maintain a semblance of professionalism. The idea of sleeping in and sitting down at your desk at the crack of noon in your favorite pajamas or sweat pants may be inviting, but it does little to improve your self discipline. Besides, there may be something on television you want to watch that night and nothing will get done in your business.

When you accept work from clients you are making them a promise that it will be done in a timely manner. Some of the most successful home business operators still set their alarm clock, get up, get dressed and go to work at the same time every day. This will set the personal tone for your business and will lead to a better chance of success. If you allow all the little household chores to come between you and your work, the house may be spotless, especially for the next occupants after you get kicked out for not being able to pay the rent or mortgage.

About the Author

Obinna Heche. Los Angeles - California

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