Time Management

Working From Home - Managing Interruptions

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When I left my job as a legal assistant almost 12 years ago so I could work from home and flex my schedule around my new baby I knew there would be many challenges. One of the biggest is dealing with interruptions. People don't quite grasp the "work" part of work at home.

Here are some tips for keeping interruptions down to a minimum:

Set boundaries - People will respect your work time as much as you do. If you allow people to disrupt you they will keep doing so and before you know it, your day has been eaten up by other people's demands. You are in control of your business. Don't give anyone else your power. Eliminate the guilt. If you were working outside the home they would not show up at your office asking you to run errands for them, babysit their children, or chit chat.

Lock your door - Unless it's a courier delivering a package, ignore the doorbell and pretend you're not home. Because in fact you are not at home, you're at work.

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Working From Home - Making It Work

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Working from home requires a great deal of discipline, motivation and flexibility. Being able to arrange your work schedule around your family will make everything worthwhile. Here are some tips:

Get up and get dressed - You don't need to dress up, but wear something comfortable and tidy that you wouldn't be embarrassed if a courier shows up at your door or if you have to leave the house to run an errand. Fix your face and comb your hair. You'll feel better and be more productive than just schlepping around in your pajamas.

Develop a Routine - Each evening, sit down and map out your schedule for the following day, being sure to include breaks. Don't skip them. Stepping away for 10 or 15 minutes will make you more productive. In the morning before starting work, be sure to consult your list so you can stay on track.

Don't fight Mother Nature - As much as possible, schedule your tasks according to your productivity level. If you are typically more focused in the... Read more.
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Wes is an entrepreneur with over 15 years of experience in running service-based startups. His business has been featured on American Express' website and Grasshopper's entrepreneurship blog. When Wes isn't working on TaskBullet, he’s running, donating his time at the local church and spending time with his family.

Hands Off! Put Your Business on Autopilot with a Virtual Project Manager

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As a small business owner you are responsible for so many things. From building a team to supporting customers to ordering from vendors, there’s always someone who needs your time and attention. By hiring a virtual project manager you can delegate some small tasks so you can focus on the most important things (like driving more revenue).

A virtual project manager can help you put your business on auto-pilot by taking on the following tasks:

Keep Your Team on Track.

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Small businesses tend to work with a mixture of full and part-time employees, contractors, freelancers, agencies and vendors. With so many people – both in and outside the office – working on important tasks, there should be one person in charge of coordinating them all.

A virtual project manager can act as a conductor to the orchestra that is your business. He/she can ensure everyone is finishing tasks on time and working well... Read more.