16 Tips – Running a Small Business From a Home Office

Several of my small business coach clients are start-ups and people with micro home-based businesses.  A common challenge that many of these clients have is maintaining discipline, focus and motivation whilst working from home. It is a particularly challenging issue when a business doesn’t yet have a critical mass of customers to service-the phones aren’t yet ringing and there are no enquiries, services or accounts to produce. So many small…

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Being Busy doesn’t always ensure Productivity

I have found that many people have a natural aversion to idleness: we’ll go out of our way to stay busy, even if we have to invent things to do. But being too busy can be counter-productive. ‘Busy work’ does not contribute to productivity. Furthermore I also sense that we have a bias toward action: when faced with a problem, we prefer to act, even if it would be best…

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