Working From Home, Productivity, and Client Appreciation

posted by Andrea | 04/23/2012

Each month, I write several guest posts for different blogs — here are some of my favorites from this month.

How to Make Working from Home Work for You

Even if you don’t work primarily from home, there are several companies who now give the option to work from home one or two days a week as part of their employee benefit package.

Working from home has many perks — saving money on transportation and childcare, working when it’s most convenient for you, and working in your PJ’s, just to name a few! However, working from home can also be quite a challenge as you have to manage a home, a family, and a career… all at the same time! If you work from home, or are considering working from home, here are a few tips to help you make the most of your hours each day.

 

Increase Your Productivity with a Top 5 List

Have you ever made a “Top 5” list?  You know, a list of your top 5 MOST important tasks to do right now?

In my own experience, the top 5 list has helped to alleviate stress, increase my productivity, and keep me better focused at the tasks I NEED to do — which is pretty impressive considering it only takes me a few minutes to create my top 5 list each day!

If you’ve never made a top 5 list, here are a few more reasons you should!

 

Simple Ways to Show Your Clients You Care

I loved writing this post because I think customer service and client appreciation is SO important. I’m a big believer of working with REAL people and saying “thank you”!

No matter what type of business you run, how many employees you do (or don’t) have, where you run your business, or how you run your business; at some point or another, I can almost guarantee you’ll have to work with a client. And since a happy client is one of the best ways to grow a business, it’s pretty important to keep your clients happy and more than satisfied with your services.

Thankfully, with a little bit of effort, you should be able to rise above your competition and show your clients just how much you value their business. Here are a few ideas to get you thinking…

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