The best part about having a home office is being able to work with your dog resting by your side, without being stuck in traffic or having to wear uncomfortable shoes. Can we all agree that men invented high heels? Being able to work from home is a luxury for some, a necessity for others. You get the luxury of working as much as you want, whenever you want. On the flip side, it’s harder to get away from the 2 a.m. desire to get to your desk to finish a project. No matter which camp you’re in, you’ll be less stressed when your desk is organized, papers are stacked in order, your printer ready to print, and your business cards and letterhead good to go.
Use our home office essentials checklist to make sure you have everything you need. Although we can’t promise to teach you how to make a conference call, and we’re not exactly sure why this is a challenge, we can promise you the how-to’s for organizing your office and making sure you know how to maintain it. And Barbara, because she’s so organized, even designed a fax/e-fax cover sheet, so you don’t have to make one up yourself. If you’re lucky enough to be able to hire an assistant, we’ve included a questionnaire that covers all the bases – even the obvious ones like, even though a candidate has an Ivy League education, can he or she type or know how to answer a phone? And make sure anyone intimate with your business signs a confidentiality/non-disclosure agreement (also created by Barb). That way it will be strictly entre nous that you work from home in your pajamas. We completely relate.
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