Whether you own your own business, or work for a company from home, you need to set up a home office that works for you! Since the kids are going back to school, it’s time for you to get organized as well. There’s no sense in putting it off any longer – make setting up your home office your September goal.
Tips for Setting Up Your Home Office:
Have an Ergonomic Assessment
If you plan to spend a lot of time sitting and working in your home office, you will want your set-up to be comfortable. This means your chair will be at the proper height, the arm rests will be positioned well, your computer monitors will be at eye level, and your keyboard and mouse will be pointed in the right direction.
You can set it up yourself if you want. Check out this post called “Creating the Perfect Ergonomic Workspace- The ULTIMATE Guide” on Ergononictrends.com for tips on how to optimize your home office.
If you’re not sure you trust yourself to do it correctly, you can bring in an ergonomic specialist to do an assessment. They can check what your current set-up is then make adjustments as needed.
Boost your Home Internet and Phone Services
Depending on your line of work, you may need more bandwidth than you do for home-use. Do you need a business landline installed, or do you plan to use your cellphone primarily? Look into boosting your internet and mobile packages to make sure you have everything you need to do your job efficiently and affordably.
Call your service provider and see if they can recommend anything for home offices.
Decorate and Buy Supplies
Technology aside, think about making your home office look and function like a professional work environment. Add some nice decor, such as wall art, a clock, and a plant or two, so it looks like a room you’d like to spend time in. You will also want to add some functional pieces, such as filing cabinets, a wall calendar, desk organizers and the like. You’ll need paper, pens, folders, binders, paperclips, whiteboards, cork boards, and other office supplies related to your business.
Get Your Computer Systems Up and Running
If you’re a start-up business, without any support from a bigger company, you will have to get your computer system running largely on your own. You can bring in a professional to help you get that home office working for you. The sooner you’re up and running, the sooner you can start providing service to your clients.
TwinBytes is proud to work with start-up businesses to help you succeed. As a local owner-operator business in Markham, we understand that everyone has to start somewhere. Why not start with the best system for your needs?
Once you’re set up, we provide monthly maintenance services if that is something you’d be interested in. We can also install recommended anti-virus and firewall software to you machines to protect yourself and your business.
Contact us today to get that home office set up and running!