What’s needed in your home office?
This month I was nominated for the Mums Club Business awards as an expert in my field. It has been over a year since I decided to go it alone and leave the comfy bosom of a regular wage and take charge of my own destiny.
I have been lucky enough to also find out that I have managed to come in at number 19 on their Top 100 Business Mums chart. An accolade that has tipped my 2012 as a really succesful one in the business world my niche business idea was started in.
So what have I done to make things nicer for me?
Well I have set up a little corner in my bedroom as my home office. The essentials that I know couldn’t do without are:
My laptop and my iPad – both apple. I have a Mac Book Pro and am probably not using it to it’s full potential at all but I am getting there. Having a decent computer makes me feel very business like and having something nice to write on has been great!
My printer and in turn having enough printer ink cartridges to print invoices, plans, wall charts etc. To be honest it has been super handy to scan and print items for family as well as my accountant.
An accountant is a must! We got one a bit later in the year but she has been worth every penny so far. Plus the stress of thinking is my tax and national insurance up to date does get on top of you.
And friends and family – all supportive and full of encouragement. Having a person to bounce ideas off has been a new element for me this year and it really does help. Also having a husband that gives me some of our weekend time to work.
What have been the things or people that have helped you this year?