Setting up your own business from home
So you've landed yourself in the ideal situation, you can work from home. But with great power comes great responsibility, you have to now prove that you can be trusted to work from home, so creating a space where you can concentrate and really get some work done is essential! If you want your business to be a success, then you need to work hard for it!
Think about it, you're sat in your living room, on a cosy sofa, the television is on, you have your feet up, this isn't the most productive environment, is it?
You need to find a space in your home where you can sit at a desk or a table, without the distraction of a television and get some work done! You are going to work best where you don't have any distractions.
Pick a room or redecorate a room in your home to feel like a home office is a perfect place to begin! First of all, you need to make sure that you are setting up in a light and airy space, with the right kind of window blinds to bring in natural light. A dark space is not a motivational space!
You should be able to separate work and play so that you don’t end up getting fed up with your career and falling out of love with it. Make time for yourself, to do other things that you love and so that you’re not putting yourself under too much pressure.
This will help you to ensure you take better care of yourself, both mentally and physically. Always remember why you started up your business in the first place. It’s likely that you're working to live, not living to work, so make sure you do remember to do the living.
Although it goes without saying that owning and running your own business isn't just a 9-5 job, it’s important that you don't run yourself down to the point of exhaustion.
Remember no business venture will be the same, but it’s important to draw from the knowledge and experience of like-minded professionals.
If you have your priorities straight and are open to change and be receptive to any challenge thrown your way, then you will most certainly be in the 20% that makes it through the troublesome 2 years.