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  • Make Your Office Work: Employee Perspectives

    Small businesses benefit from employees who like working for them, do their jobs well, and are eager to keep their jobs.  Therefore, it makes sense to consider the perspective of employees when finding ways to improve the way your office works. Appropriate Technology For those employees using computers or other technology, update them as regularly as possible.  Frustrations from slow equipment can damage ...

    Posted at June 11, 2014 | By : | Categories : Our Work,Produce | 0 Comment
  • Make Your Office Work: Furniture on a Budget

    Office furniture can be extraordinarily expensive.  But, it does not have to be! In 1989, when I first became an entrepreneur, I needed a complete set of basic office furniture.  The type I had used when employed by someone else was way ...

    Posted at June 4, 2014 | By : | Categories : Our Work,Produce | 0 Comment
  • Make Your Office Work: Style Matters

    Your office is a physical representation of your small business.  When an outsider – or even employee – enters it, what do the contents of the workplace say about your business?  Are they consistent with your Business Objectives or Mission Statement?  Will your office send an unintended – potentially damaging – message to others? You can choose to send specific messages about ...

    Posted at May 28, 2014 | By : | Categories : Analyze,Market,Our Work,Plan,Produce | 0 Comment
  • Use the Best Tools for the Job

    Customers pay for – and deserve! – the best products and services we can give them.  Unfortunately, business output is not always worthy of customer satisfaction. For days, I passed the construction an impressive new mailbox structure.  Beautiful stone.  Quite secure.  A nice addition to the property. Construction proceeded slowly.  For the first two days, all was well.  On the third day, ...

    Posted at May 21, 2014 | By : | Categories : Our Work,Produce | 0 Comment
  • Make Your Business Work: Office Equipment

    Thanks to technology, small business productivity can be greatly enhanced by careful selection of office equipment.  Every business needs to do certain things that can be best managed by electronic means:  invoicing, income tracking, and tax record compilation, among others. The first task will be to determine what you need versus what you want.  Business needs come first, of course, especially productivity ...

    Posted at May 9, 2014 | By : | Categories : Our Work,Plan,Produce | 2 Comments
  • Make Your Office Work: Floor Plan Options (Part 2)

    There are a number of space-related issues that you should consider before signing a rental or purchase contract for a new location for your small business.  Use of an Open versus Closed Floor Plan, and Refreshment considerations, were covered in Part 1.  Here are other factors related to the maximization ...

    Posted at April 30, 2014 | By : | Categories : Analyze,Our Work,Plan,Produce | 0 Comment
  • Make Your Office Work: Floor Plan Options (Part 1)

    Before you sign a rental or purchase contract for your new business location, be sure to think through the internal needs for your office layout.  What changes or enhancements will be necessary to maximize productivity?   Open Floor Plan versus Individual Offices One critical aspect of your floor plan may be the balance between an Open Floor Plan versus Individual Offices.  For decades, individual offices were seen as appropriate for manager-level employees.  They offer privacy for the discussion ...

    Posted at April 23, 2014 | By : | Categories : Our Work,Plan,Produce | 0 Comment
  • Make Your Office Work: Physical Site Selection

    The old adage goes, “The three most important things about business site selection are location, location, location!”  However, with the advent of the internet and widespread use of GPS navigation, the critical nature of location has become a bit less important for some types of small businesses, especially for those that do not require a retail store-front.  For instance, my husband owns a 1965 Mustang convertible.  When it needed a replacement convertible top, we were ...

    Posted at April 16, 2014 | By : | Categories : Our Work,Plan,Produce | 2 Comments
  • Make Your Home Office Work: Human Contact

      A home office needs to work on a functional basis.  But, it also must address any other needs that may be particular to the owner.  One of the biggest concerns many small business owners have about “home work” is the solitude it can bring.   While I have always needed to be able to shut myself off from the world to ...

    Posted at April 9, 2014 | By : | Categories : Our Work,Plan,Produce | 0 Comment
  • Make Your Home Office Work: Be Safe

      Over the past two weeks, in Part 1 and Part 2, we looked at the selection of office space within a home. What else do you need to consider in creating a successful home office? Here are ...

    Posted at April 2, 2014 | By : | Categories : Our Work,Plan,Produce | 0 Comment
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