If you are a new solopreneur or remote worker, chances are you are excited by your plan and just want to dive right in. Your home workspace may look something like this right now, but if you are serious about being in business or have work expectations to fulfil, you will need some structure in your time, space, relationships, technology and personal habits. After many years of being a solopreneur in business, I share Tips For Working At Home that I have learned through trial and error.
What does good customer service look like online? Is it significantly different from traditional business service? Some time ago some solopreneurs were discussing the answers to these questions in our weekly Being Your Own CEO Success Circle. They decided that all excellent service depends on making the customer/client feel special and cared about. But what online customer service solutions should we add? Following is a summary of the key suggestions they made:
People consider self-employment for a variety of very valid reasons. But before they take that incredible leap, it’s critical that they consider the advantages and disadvantages of being self employed carefully.
I looked at this issue back in 2011 when I was concerned about the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, plans for drilling in the Beaufort Sea and building pipelines in NWT. And here I am seven years later so worried about our impact on the oceans. Today I will revisit home office choices for a healthy planet with a focus on my environmental footprint.
Our life and work style simply must change if we are to save this planet. Our oceans and soils are full of plastics that we will ingest by eating fish and vegetables. Probable oil spills from pipelines will damage our rivers and ocean shorelines.
On the one hand, we must have oil to maintain our current North American way of life and on the other, we dare not risk more potential for disaster. This quandary has caused me to reflect on what I can do personally to minimize my environmental footprint. As I look around my home office, what steps can I take?
A variety of work situations can bring about that feeling of being cut off from people and having no one to turn to. Daniel Goleman in Emotional Intelligence says this is a mortality risk both in business and on a personal level.
We will examine isolation at work and how to minimize it.
- The solo entrepreneur working out of a home office