Keeping Schedules in Home Business
When you are starting up a home business, it's easy to
ignore the alarm clock and get up whenever you want to
get up. You are your own boss, you should be able to
keep the hours that you want, right? Wrong. This is a
misconception that many who are going into the home
It is true that you are your own boss, but if you work
from 9 to 5 one day, and then don't get up until noon
the next day, people won't take you seriously.
When you are setting up your home business, the first
thing that you should do is to pick a schedule and
stick to it. This way your customers know when they
can reach you. This is good for business, and will
help keep your customers coming back.
When you sit down to plan out your business hours,
figure out a starting time and a closing time, and
factor in time for lunch as well.
If you were working in an office environment, you
would take a lunch break so set an acceptable amount
of time to be at lunch and stick to it.
You don't have a time clock that you have to go by,
but you will have customers who are counting on you to
be available during the hours that you set.
Just as it's important to stick to your time for
starting, it's just as important to stick to your time
when you will be closed for the day.
It's easy to want to check your email, but unless you
are talking to a customer when the time comes, don't
spread yourself too thin by going over time.