Running your own business from home can be quite rewarding. You can direct your dream job, never have to fight traffic, make your pj’s your uniform, and have fun while you stir your creative juices from the comfort of your home office. You may want a workday that is not so early. It is nice to stay in your bed and drink coffee before jumping into the day. But you can find yourself loosing a people connection that you receive from working an office environment. Here are some tips you might want to consider.
Keep wired and social
Keep wired and social – Technology has given us outlets not only to market and grow your business, but also interact with people from around the world. Many businesses are on Facebook, Twitter, You Tube, and other social networks. Use these not only for marketing, but to stay connected. Developing a following will give you connection. You can also look in the community. It is good for business to do a little volunteerism or join a civic group. Give your self time out of your office every week so you don’t become so insulated in your home based business so you start to feel disconnected from the work force.
Client Meetings – Where? This can be a small challenge but it does not have to be. Creative space is just a thought away for a home-based business owner. You can go to the office of your client, lease some portable office space for a few hours, take the client to lunch or dinner, or you just mention you run a virtual business and how about your home office? Your client just may be curious how you manage it all at home. You can also deploy a conference on SKYPE. Client meetings are easy if you are flexible.
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Building Your Team
Building Your Team – Don’t let the fact that you work at home keep you from building a first rate team that will help you take your business to the next level. Harness technology and add creative people who are proficient to use (SEO) Search Engine Optimization skills, video conference to get thoughts flowing upstream. Look to the people who will work best for you are those who want to be of value. It is essential that they will have bought in to the teaming concept in your home-based business. There are upper level professional people who want the same things you do and work for home. They will be your greatest asset.
Success will be determined by your drive and knowing that you don’t have to set limits.
A home-based business is fun and rewarding.