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The Secret To Staying Focused In Your Home Office

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If you own a home-based business, or if you work for a company that gives you the freedom to work from home, you’ve doubtless run into one of the downfalls: the seemingly endless distractions that interrupt your work flow on a daily basis. While you can’t ignore the perks, like making your own hours and forgetting that super strict dress-code, it can also be hard to ignore the side effects.

Between kids, dogs, neighbours, chores and even the T.V, you may have found that many of your valuable work hours are diminished before you know it. Especially if you are used to having a straight schedule and tight deadlines, this illusion of freedom is a huge adjustment. If you sometimes find yourself missing your old cubicle, don’t fret! Read our helpful guide below to help you stay focused and get things done.

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What Types Of Music To Listen To While Working

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For anyone working from home, you know the challenges of ignoring or eliminating distractions. Between the endless noises that interrupt your work flow to the difficulty separating work tasks from home chores, it can be difficult to get in a full 8 hours. Even working in a quiet office can have its own kind of interruptions.

Inevitably, this leads many to turn to music to help them focus. Especially with repetitive tasks, such as filing paperwork or data entry, music helps the time go by and allows you to complete these tedious tasks much faster. But when it comes to the tasks that require a higher level of focus or concentration, it may seem like there is no perfect playlist. Music that is too slow or too fast may actually decrease your productivity! We’ve compiled a list of different kinds of music you can listen to that are proven to increase productivity.

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What to outsource to a Virtual Assistant

Reduce The Burden On Yourself – Focus On What You Do Best 

Entrepreneurs are a different breed of people. The broad range of skills they acquire over the course of their life is impressive, and their seemingly never-ending energy tends to rub off on others. This usually leads to the business owner assuming many of the responsibilities of the company, and often they will work 80-100 hours a week. Entrepreneurs tend to think that every task associated with their business must be completed themselves, or there’s the risk of something going wrong. And, while this is truly commendable, it usually takes a toll on not only the business owner, but the business itself as well.

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How to choose a Virtual Assistant

 With the help of our ever-growing technology sector, almost every role can be performed remotely by a qualified Virtual Assistant (VA). While there are some positions that require face-to-face contact with the business owner, there are many areas such as website design, SEO and copywriting that can be subcontracted without complications. Choosing a VA can be difficult and without careful consideration, can be a huge waste of time.

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Why you shouldn’t make Starbucks your business meeting place

Starbucks: The Go-To Meeting Space

Starbucks has become a sort of meeting hub since it introduced WiFi back in 2003, giving friends, family and business owners a place to meet and share stories and ideas. I’m sure we can all recall an interesting conversation we had in a coffee shop, whether with a complete stranger or an acquaintance. And while good memories can be created here, it’s important to remember that it shouldn’t be used as a personal office.

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