Home Office

Do you currently telecommute, freelance, run your own small business and work from a home office? Then Bright Hub’s home office channel is for you.Home offices are booming. The upsides are great – the commute is only a few steps away and no one cares if you are in your sweatpants or pajamas. It’s no surprise that a growing number of small business owners, as well as employees of larger companies, work out of their homes. And, home office users face some unique challenges. From avoiding the isolation of working alone to helping family and friends respect your work boundaries, working from home’s upsides and downsides are vastly different from the dynamics of small, and large, offices.
Here you will find how to stay organized, avoid time traps, and utilize the latest technology to keep you productive and on deadline. You’ll also discover easy home office decorating tips and great ideas for avoiding work at home budget-busters. And, there’s even office software tips and reviews to help you improve your productivity and manage your tasks lists with ease.

4 Tips to Staying Focused When Working From Home

Transitioning to a home office can be stressful. Many people who decide to work from home have worked in the structured corporate world for years and now have to learn a whole new way of managing their time. Learn some tips for staying focused on work while at home.

Are You One of the 5 Million Telecommuters?

Market research shows we can expect a curly upward spiral in the number of telecommuters and home-based workers. What are the reasons for this trend? Even more important, do you want to be among the 5 million people who are taking advantage of this cultural evolution?

One-Stop Guide to Designing the Perfect Home Office

For those who are considering a home office, there are many things to think about. This includes space considerations, budgets and more. Make the most out of your home office by reviewing some of this information and deciding what works best for your individual needs.

Sole Proprietor Tax Planning 101: A Resource Guide

Simply mentioning business taxes, IRS audits or corporate taxation issues can strike fear into the most business savvy entrepreneur. Many small business owners do not realize what deductions are available nor do they understand that a mere $400 in earnings is required to be claimed as income.

A Home Office Guide to Personal & Professional Development

Personal and professional development is the sum of how an individual manages his or her affairs, including time and effort to ensure sound future prospects while ensuring optimal work output at the same time. Such considerations assume critical importance for home workers who are on their own.

How Browser Add Ons Can Help You Get Things Done

The internet is a great place to do research and work, but it’s also a minefield of websites, music, and videos that can take away our focus to the point where we aren’t getting things done.

Is there anyway your browsers can help take the edge off and get you focused?

Planning and Goal Setting Strategies: 10 Must Have Tips

Linking your personal goals to your business goals is an important strategy and helps ensure they are mutually achieved. Creating a goal setting strategy that encompasses planning is a key first step to successfully reaching your goals. This article reviews ten key strategies.

Using Questionnaires: Statisfaction Client Tools

The overall goal of a client satisfaction questionnaires is to gather useful and measurable information from the client. Well-designed questions will allow the client an opportunity to provide their input quickly and accurately, ensuring that the information is useful to the vendor.

Task Management Online: Remember the Milk Review

Remember the Milk is a software application that allows you to track your tasks. In the latest edition of this software, you are able to sync your tasks with Microsoft Outlook. What other functions does this application perform? Will the program boost your productivity?

GTDAgenda Review: Will This Program Really Help You to Get Things Done?

It can be hard, sometimes, to know all of the different tasks you need to complete and to define those tasks in a meaningful way. GTDAgenda builds upon David Allen’s methodology to help you to live a more productive (and balanced) lifestyle. Learn about how this application can help you.

Find a Tool for Tracking Important Tasks in This TeuxDeux Review

TeuxDeux is billed by the developers as an easy to use program that helps users maximize their to-do list. The program can be accessed from any computer, and from a multitude of mobile devices. Is TeuxDeux the task management software program you’ve been looking for? Find out here.