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Managing One’s Time As A Home Business Owner

by Mary Emma Allen on January 8th, 2008


The tendency to become distracted by other tasks and people when we work at home challenges many of us.  We find it difficult to block off specific amounts of time and tasks free of interference from family, friends, and other work facing us.

There’s an interesting article, with informative tips at CareerJournal.com, Running a Home Business Like a Big-Company Office by Kelly K. Spors.

Running a business from home isn’t always as liberating as it sounds. With all the distractions of home, like young kids, errands and dirty dishes, competing for attention, many home-based entrepreneurs find managing their time and concentrating on work particularly daunting.

However, Kelly then gives several very helpful suggestions for maintaining a professional atmosphere and better management of your time.  Check these out.

What has worked for you?  How about sharing your tips with us!

(c)2008 Mary Emma Allen

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POSTED IN: Disadvantages & Concerns, Online Resources, Planning, Work At Home Moms

2 opinions for Managing One’s Time As A Home Business Owner

  • Bridget Wright
    Jan 10, 2008 at 6:48 am

    I have found that setting definite business hours and working them as close as possible is one way to avoid distractions. This means no answering the phones from friends “for a sec” and no taking tv or latte breaks too much. Work at the (home) desk just as you would in corporate America or any other job.

  • Mary Emma Allen
    Jan 10, 2008 at 1:40 pm

    Thanks, Bridget, for sharing the tips that work for you in managing your time as a home business owner. That’s one of the very real challenges work-at-home business owners experience.

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