Situations Every Work From Home Person Has Experienced

I’ve been working from home for about three years now. Most the time, it’s great,… but this story is about the not so great times. Over the course of a few weeks something kind of weird started happening. My doorbell would ring and when I answered it,… there would be a person standing on my sidewalk, not next to the door as you would expect. When they saw me answer they would say “Oh, nevermind”. It never seemed to be the same person twice. In my overactive imagination it was totally a team of buglers stalking the neighborhood ringing doorbells just to see who was usually home during the day. Do you work from home and have kids? If yes, then this may have happened to you. I have a dedicated phone for work ONLY. The kids know this phone is off limits but that rule didn’t stop my daughter from answering an important call from a client. “Hello, No, My Mommy is in the bathroom”. Lunch time! Usually, I just go to the kitchen for food. However, today I really needed to get out of the house, I’m sure you can relate. I went to a nearby cafe, had a great lunch, took a small walk enjoying the fresh air and sunshine. Walking in the front door the first thing I noticed was my house was humid! Turns out my washing machine’s pipe had burst and was spewing out about three gallons a minute of hot water all over my laundry room floor which was now spilling into my living room and soaking my carpet. Needless, to say...
Five Things to Consider When Deciding to Work From Home

Five Things to Consider When Deciding to Work From Home

1. Do you have space in your home where you can separate your office from your home? When I opted to work from home my living situation was such that I had to put my office in my bedroom. I found out quickly, that sleeping in the same space that I worked in was not conducive to getting a good nights rest, or being able to disconnect from work after working hours. 2. Does your living situation allow you to get work done without interruption? Kids, roommates and even pets can get in the way of being able to focus and get real work done. 3. Do you have the ability to stay on task without direct supervision? Or in one word, discipline? The distractions while working at home are numerous – that pile of laundry that you have been putting off? Those dishes in the sink? It will only take a few minutes right? But all those little tasks can be tempting to take care of while you’re working from home, but they add up and break your concentration from doing your job. 4. Are you ready to be alone? Some people don’t realize that when they start working from home that they won’t have the daily interactions with co- workers like they normally would. While this might seem like a benefit at first, but after time, people get tend to get lonely. 5. The last is what I like to call stagnation. When working from home you don’t really have that – going home feeling. When you “get off work” you’re kind of still at work and...
What  is a Virtual Office?

What is a Virtual Office?

A virtual office is fills in the space between working from home and having your own executive suite. For business purposes it is an office with phone number, and mail box. However, it does not feature any physical space. It is ideal for businesses who do limited business in other states, or people who work from home but don’t want their clients to know it. Most virtual offices operate without a physical office address and all internal and external business processes and communication are performed via the Internet. With increases in internet technologies and networking software, virtual offices have taken steps to ensure their place in the businesses of tomorrow. Most virtual offices feature two types of services: Communication Services, and Space Services. Contact Us to get your Virtual Office set up...

What is an Executive Office Suite?

An Executive Office Suite is a term that does not just mean an office space. A simple office space would be something that you would rent directly from the owner. A vacant building down the street would be something that if rented and used for an office, would fit most peoples definition of an office space. Usually the classic definition of an office space is for companies that are a little larger with a staff involving numerous individuals. An Executive Office Space can be catered and offered for many companies with several employees, it is an ideal option for small businesses with few employees or businesses with only one employee. Imagine taking the same vacant building, dividing it into numerous offices and then renting the individual offices out to service oriented businesses. In addition to renting out the individual offices to numerous different businesses, you would provide general office equipment, phone service, internet service, utilities and a receptionist. The classic definition of office space usually is reserved for single businesses, that hire their own staff, pay their own utilities, and equip the office with support supplies. In an Executive Office Suite, the staff is hired by the property manager, and all the businesses share the same receptionist, and copy center. The utilities, phone and internet are usually figured in with the rent. Executive Office Suites usually provide a host of other services. One of the most popular is the Virtual Office. A virtual office is where you use the business address, and phone number for business purposes but your office is somewhere else such as your home. The receptionist...