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[Infographic] 4 Important Working from Home Comparisons

Posted by Austin Walker on Nov 11, 2015 7:00:00 AM

There are a lot of positives about the possibilities of working from home.  You don't have to deal with traffic in the morning. You might be able to sleep in a little bit longer.  You may not even have to worry about your animals using your house as its personal toilet.  However, there are some reasons why, for some, working from home may not be the best option.  There are a lot of sole proprietors that probably use their home as a means to save on overhead, but it may be costing them in time due to the fact that they can't concentrate.  Other things get in the way; the dishes are bothering them, or the trash just smells.  Maybe the carpet needs cleaning and the garage hasn't been organized in a while and the lawn needs mowed.  For some, it may just be best to rent out an office at a local co-working space.

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Topics: Small Business Bookkeeping, Work From Home, Remote Work, business

Breaking The Norm In Your Small Business

Posted by Matt Roberge on Aug 8, 2014 7:00:00 AM

Today’s small business seems to break the norm and tradition that businesses once had. It’s not at all a bad thing, just an observation. Most business people would live near a city, dress up nice and commute to work each day. Things are changing; today’s small business is breaking and redefining normal.

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Topics: Small Business Owner, Work From Home, Small Business, Inbound Marketing, telecommute

Are You Disciplined Enough For A Flexible Schedule In Small Business?

Posted by Matt Roberge on Feb 5, 2014 7:00:00 AM

Some jobs come with a flexible schedule, but some people are not fit to handle a flexible schedule.  I think many people assume a work at home position or a flexible schedule means sleeping in and working in your pajamas.  The reality is that those that take a lazy approach to a flexible schedule will most likely fail at their job.  We offer somewhat of a flexible schedule to our employees and in return we expect them to work extremely hard.  Here are a few things to consider when asking yourself if you are disciplined enough for a flexible schedule.    

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Topics: Small Business Growth, Grow Your Business, Work From Home, Small Business

The Best Business I've Worked For

Posted by Alex Viau on May 3, 2013 7:30:00 AM

Yesterday I read a crazy figure when I was reading one the many studies the BBC likes to
report on, this one had to do with a scale of happiness at the workplace within varying countries. The United States figure immediately caught my eye. A little more googling returned numbers that were quite startling. Some figures reported as high as 80% workplace unhappiness. Does this sound crazy to anyone? Why should we all be this seriously unhappy five days a week just to work for the weekend?

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Topics: Work From Home, Autonomy Mastery Purpose, Life Work Balance, The Best Job

The Business Challenges Of Working In Paradise

Posted by Matt Roberge on Dec 10, 2012 6:45:00 AM

Five years ago I set off with a vision of a dream job. It was one where I had a life outside of the office, which is not very hard to do. I also wanted to split my year between two states; Utah and Montana.  Ok getting harder. I wanted to continue to ski and fish as much as possible.  Even harder yet. I wanted to live in fairly remote places with good access to the outdoors and still run a profitable business. Impossible? I thought not and still don’t. Thanks to today’s technology the possibilities seem endless. Living and working in paradise has its ups and downs, but in the end if it is paradise to you then it is all worth it.

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Topics: Business Efficiency, Business Ideas, Work From Home, Inbound Marketing, Business Sales, Working From Home Office, Paradise Work, Remote Work, Inbound Networking

Entrepreneurship: How and When to Get Started?

Posted by Matt Roberge on Apr 17, 2011 10:12:00 AM

Today's post is from an anonymous guest blogger.  Let's all try and help him/her out by leaving a comment.

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Topics: Work From Home, Entrepreneurship, Working From Home Office

Working From Home; Every Pro Has A Con

Posted by Matt Roberge on Apr 12, 2011 1:12:00 PM

I have been working from home for over five years now and have realized that every upside of working at home also has a downside.  In a recent blog post I asked the question, is working from home for you?  In this post I will explain why every pro of working from home has a con.  Suggestion: as you read this post feel free to sing Poison's classic song "Every Rose Has Its Thorn" to yourself.  Replace the word rose with pro and thorn with con so the verse reads "every pro has its con."

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Topics: Work From Home, Working From Home Office, telecommute

Working from Home; Is it for You?

Posted by Matt Roberge on Feb 16, 2011 9:07:00 AM

Telecommuting, working from home call it what you will; it is the craze these days.  Everyone wants to work from home for one reason or another.  My thoughts are that most people think working from home is just sitting around in your favorite sweat suit and not working.  Those that think along those lines will not last long in their new career. The truth is working from home can be quite challenging.  Having the right equipment, commitment and work etiquette are just a few things you will need to succeed.  Here is my top 5 list of how to succeed in working from home:

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Topics: Work From Home, Working From Home Office, telecommute