How to be More Productive When Working from Home

Everyone has a different idea of the ‘perfect’ working environment. Some prefer quiet, some like music. Some like a cold temperature, whilst others prefer a warmer room.

When you work from home, there are even more distractions than normal that stop you from getting your work done. Whether this be the children, the television, or just the food for your lunch you’ve been thinking of all morning, there are definite benefits to working in an office.

So how can you make your home workspace a nicer place to work in that will also make you more productive?

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5 Pro Tips to Keep Your Office Clutter Free

So, you’re sat at your desk working away, writing notes as you go and suddenly, you look up and it’s two years later and you’re surrounded by mess. Or, something like that. The point is, it’s not always easy to keep a clear office space when you’re busy. If your computer is covered in post-it notes and there are files everywhere, some of them covered in coffee mug rings, it may be time to de-clutter. Here are some tips for keeping a clear and functional office space.

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How to Support Growing Business with an Executive Level Office

It’s good news! Your business is growing. You’re finally starting to come out of the red and into the black. If you’re bootstrapping, that’s good news – you may finally be able to pay off that loan or credit card. If you’re relying on angel investors, they’ll be happy to see you grow too, because that means an ROI for them in the end. Either way it’s time to make some moves. You may want to hire that gun software engineer or copywriter, or invest in a new project management platform. Or, you may want to consider upgrading your space. Let’s check out what an executive level office can offer a growing business.

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6 Tips to Redesign Office Workspace for Employee Well Being

Every year, we learn more about the dangers of sedentary work routines. People in offices, for instance, are significantly more likely to take time off with back problems than those who spend the day on their feet. This is contrary to what most of us assume.

After all, wouldn’t standing up all day indeed put a heavier strain on the body? Well, in reality, the spine is aligned when standing, and there is less pressure on the lower back. It is when sitting at a desk that we noticeably slouch, slump, and curve our spines to fit mismatched furniture.

The good news is that business owners can introduce small changes which have an enormous impact on employee health, mood, and well-being. Keep reading to find out more.

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Importance of Employee Physical Well Being in the Office

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How do you run a successful office environment? Well, as the old saying goes, a happy employee is a productive employee, something that is all too often overlooked by employers trying to get the most bang for their buck. Recently, trends in more forward-looking companies are moving away from long, rigid work days and more towards making employees comfortable so that they can produce the best work possible. One crucial part of this is ensuring that health problems caused by the office workplace are minimized – after all, it doesn’t make sense to have employees off sick because of issues that could have been prevented. Here’s a few things to think about in terms of improving physical workplace well-being.

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3 Tax Deductions Small Businesses Commonly Forget to Take

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The saying goes there are only two things certain in life – death and taxes. It is difficult to find anyone who likes thinking about either. While you cannot do anything about death, you can certainly find ways to, at least, lower the taxes you need to pay to the government. As a small business owner you have number of things to worry about and keeping track of all the possible tax deductions you can take should not be one of them. This is what you hire accountants and financial planners for. However, it is your responsibility to understand what taxes your small business can claim so that you can plan your expenses accordingly. Below we discuss three tax deductions many small business owners usually forget to pay attention to. Study them to ensure you don’t overpay your taxes.

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