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Working from HomeWhen you are setting up your home office, you want it to be a productive environment that will help you to complete your work effectively. It could mean having a comfortable desk chair or making sure it is in a quiet part of the house.

There are also other factors apart from your work space, such as how the technology you will be using, will help your business succeed. Choosing the right technology is vital if you are to make your company work. Here are a few ways you can ensure your technology is right for you.

Evaluate Your Needs

Before you can decide on the level of technology you need, it is important that you assess what those needs are. A lot of your needs will depend on the work you will be doing. If you are a graphic designer or video editor, the chances are you will need a fairly high specification computer to accomplish your tasks. You can either buy a new computer or you can upgrade your existing system from companies such as Offtek.

You will also need to work out what technology and software your clients will be using so that you can ensure compatibility and easy migration of the finished product.  

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Working Mum The flexibility, freedom and satisfaction of a home business are well known; with low overheads, no commute and less risk, it is a viable option for many aspiring entrepreneurs.

Whether you want to start baking up a storm from your kitchen, dream of dog walking, pet sitting, or becoming a freelance writer, there are many options for a home-based business.

However, there are many things to consider, including legal implications, permissions and insurances. Not to mention personal obligations to acknowledge before jumping head first into your new business venture.

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Working MotherIt has been suggested by the National Childbirth Trust, the UK’s leading charity for parents, that 47 per cent of all mothers are sceptical as to whether their job will be secure throughout the duration of their maternity leave.

As a result of this, 43 per cent of mothers are choosing to return to work earlier than anticipated. This jeopardises not only the relationship the mother has with their child, but also the relationship mothers have towards their employers in the modern workplace. There are however, ways to avoid the harsh reality which has been placed upon mothers in recent times: alternative work opportunities can be found whether you are on maternity leave, looking after the children during the summer holidays, or simply trying to earn more towards the household income.

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Untitled designDeciding on a career can sometimes be difficult. After spending a few years studying in a particular field, one would think that your career choice is obvious. Sometimes, though, uncertainty looms because you aren’t fully connected to the field.

Have you chosen a certain career direction because your parents want you to do it? Keep in mind that your ideal career should be something that still gives you joy ten years down the line.

Use this guide to figure out if you’re on the right career path:

  1. You have an innate skill set. Some individuals are just more naturally aligned with certain careers than others. Is that the case with you and your career choice?

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Untitled design (8)Going through your workdays with a sense of disappointment is tough. At the beginning of your career, you probably felt like you were on track. Now, you wonder how you missed the signs that the career you chose wasn’t for you.

If your current career is unrewarding, it doesn’t have to be the one you stay in for the rest of your life.

You can break away from where you are today and move on to something more fulfilling. It will take effort, but you’re more than capable of doing it.

Follow these steps to start heading in the direction of a new career:

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Untitled design (7)Could your boss hire a robot to do your job? According to some experts, more than 20% of US companies have already replaced human workers with machines for certain positions. Those figures are expected to increase.

From driver-less cars to self-service checkouts, the trend is clear. Everyone from accountants to shipping clerks could be affected. If you want to enhance your job security, consider these ideas.

It’s a good idea to make yourself indispensable wherever you work. Cultivate the qualities that will give you an edge over machines.

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Untitled designIt’s imperative to stay focused at work if you wish to meet your deadlines and succeed in your career. However, such concentration isn’t always easy to achieve. Something always seems to sabotage even your best efforts. Someone calls a meeting, a client throws a monkey wrench in your plans for the day, or your child gets sick at school.

 How can you sail past these normal interruptions and keep your focus?

Implement these strategies into your work routines:

  1. Set priorities. Setting priorities is integral to planning your day. Schedule the most difficult tasks early in the day and the easier ones later. When prioritizing your day, make a list of your required tasks. This will keep you organized as you tackle each and every issue.

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Untitled design (55)We often hear that success is the result of hard work. Hard work does pay off, but not everyone has the right work ethic to put in a full day of work. It’s common to daydream, avoid work, and procrastinate. A strong work ethic is both useful and admired. Many of the most successful people in the world are known for having an unrelenting work ethic.

Try these tips for strengthening your work ethic and making progress:

  1. Avoid time-wasters. Television, Facebook, text messaging, email, and the internet are good ways to waste a lot of time. Having a strong work ethic requires focusing on work. If you’re wasting time, you’re not working. Regularly ask yourself if you’re spending time on the right things.

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Untitled designDo you dread deadlines? If so, that feeling could be sending you into a state of inaction, causing you to miss your deadlines, which then increases your stress about them. It’s a vicious, self-perpetuating circle. Fortunately, there are things you can do to make it easier to meet those deadlines.

Try this process to turn missed deadlines into things of the past:

  1. Set up your priorities. Determine which tasks are the most important. When you have deadlines, they usually speak for themselves on what tasks need to be done first. If you’re having trouble with setting up your priorities, you may need to ask your supervisor which tasks are more important than others.

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Untitled designIn a tech-hungry world such as the one we live in today, internet speed is everyone’s priority.

There is an increasing demand for fast and reliable broadband, and while this is convenient for the home, it is almost imperative for a smooth-running business as part of your office technology.

When you are dealing with business broadband, speed is not the only factor that is important when it comes to your connection to the Internet. If you want your business to be running efficiently online, super-fast business broadband is definitely something you should be considering.

Increasing productivity
When your business broadband is working at a high speed, it increases the efficiency of your business as files will download quicker and emails can be sent faster. This means employees will have the time to get more done instead of wasting time waiting for browsers and files to load. As the notion of cloud storage and back up becomes more popular, having the right internet speed necessary to access information easily is a sure-fire way to keep employees productive.

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