There is a growing trend in business of firms moving away from having a physical presence. Just about every start-up I see does so without an office. And many of these entrepreneurs are determined to continue to operate without one.
When you run a small business, chances are that you are not also in the business of handy work or repairs. There are many simple DIY projects that you can complete over the weekend that will boost your business in at least two ways.
Creating a fresh and friendly work environment not only makes the work day more enjoyable, but it can also stimulate productivity. Adding a little personality to any office space can make a world of difference on how your business appears to both employees and customers.
Moving into a new office can be exciting, especially if you are opening a new business or expanding your organization. The problem is that the prospect of hiring more talented people and bringing in more business might take your attention away from services that should be in place for a successful business environment.
One minute the office is tidy, organized, and everything has its place. The next, the paper starts piling up, folders are bursting with documents that you probably don’t even need, and the thought of sorting through it is a daunting nightmare.
The number of Americans working from home has jumped 41 percent since 1999. And as technology continues to evolve (mobile, social, collaboration), we can expect more growth in work-at-home jobs and telecommuting.
If you have office space, you can look for ways to optimize it to support the type of culture you want to have—even if you’re a small-business owner. Here are some things you can try to use your office space to support and maintain your culture.
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