Friday, February 14, 2014

3 tips for the telecommute

Entrepreneurs, here are some tips for the telecommute, courtesy of Brother, a company selling printers, scanners and label-makers. 

1. Get ready as if going to the office: Getting showered and dressed in the morning will help you prepare for the day both mentally and physically.  It also helps to designate an exclusive work space so that you can get in the zone and everyone in your house knows you mean business.

2. Use the cloud: Uploading documents allows co-workers to access them in a timely manner. It will also digitally save, store and recover files, if something were to happen to your home or network. 

3. Embrace mute: The last thing you want is your co-workers or colleagues to hear any possible distractions in your house, like the doorbell or screaming kids. You want people to think you are at the top of your game, no matter the circumstances, and the mute button can be an important ally to eliminate background noise.