For a confident and prepared home office, keep the following in mind:
This is especially important for the Network Marketer or the sales based position. Much like a professor who teaches in the class room and schedules office hours to meet with their students; you must also create and communicate office hours that outline time to be available for your team as well as office hours dedicated to revenue generating activities.
Identify an area to serve as a place to keep files, supplies and important information. For me this is a filing cabinet. If you’re tight on space there are plenty of “furniture” looking ones that fit any décor. I’m a bit of a multi-media artist so I’ve been making a functioning art piece out of an old metal one but that is another blog. The point is that you need to have a place reserved strictly for your tools and resources.
Cell phones make a fantastic business phone. With the apts of today it’s hard to remember a time without them. Voicemail messages are a great tool for sharing information. Customize a customer friendly message that quickly identifies you. I like to record my messages weekly for the week of and give my caller an expectation of when I’ll be getting back to them. So I may say something like, “Hello you’ve reached Tami Ross for the week of November 23rd. I’m sorry I missed your call, please leave me a message and I will return your call before the end of the day. That is 5pm Central Time. Thanks for calling. Have a great day!”
This is important and tends to be over looked. I believe in setting up a separate business account but you may want to check with an accountant to see what is best for your business needs. Regardless you should create a spreadsheet to track your expenses and remember to track your mileage!
To your financial health!