The Home Office That Works! provides step-by-step guidance for home office-based entrepreneurs or telecommuters
December 12, 2013 – Wake Forest, N.C., and Saratoga Springs, N.Y. – According to the Census Bureau, more than 13 million people work at home. Every person who does so has to manage family, friends, and neighbors as well as adopt a schedule and create a workspace that makes sense for them. How do they do it? How do they develop the discipline required to make working at home… actually work? A new book, The Home Office that Works! Make Working at Home a Success—A Guide for Entrepreneurs and Telecommuters, discusses the many decisions that can make or break a successful home office.
Working at home can offer significant benefits in flexibility, time spent with family, and even income. Tablets, laptops, smartphones, and fast, reliable Internet connections have made working from home easier than ever. But being productive at home demands diligence, attention to detail, and an ability to manage all the distractions of a household—significant others, children, pets, and countless other challenges, both major and minor.
The Home Office That Works! Make Working at Home a Success—A Guide for Entrepreneurs and Telecommuters, explains, step by step, how to outfit and run a successful home office, no matter what business it is. The authors, Dr. Joseph Webb and Richard Romano, draw on their combined 35+ years of experience effectively working in their own home offices and offer tips and strategies for maximizing at-home productivity. Some of the topics include:
- Can you legally run your business from your home?
- What’s the ideal location within your home, condo, or apartment for your home office?
- What technologies can improve your productivity? What are the best ways to keep your costs low?
- How do you manage time and deal with distractions? Find out why the most important amenity in your home office may actually be an office door!
- How do you maintain a professional appearance to colleagues and clients?
- What’s the best way to handle client meetings and conference calls?
- What are the marketing and networking opportunities for home-based entrepreneurs?
- How do you manage finances and billing? Tax planning? Health and other insurance?
- What happens if you need to hire staff? Where should they work?
- How do you work from home and still stay connected to the outside world?
The Home Office That Works! includes dozens of personal examples of some of the unexpected real-life challenges that have cropped up in the authors’ own home-working lives. Readers can benefit from the self-evaluation questions, to-do lists, and an extensive checklist that makes the office-to-home transition easier. If you want to avoid that I-wish-I-had known-that-when-I-started feeling, you can benefit from the experiences of the authors and the other home office professionals they write about.
The Home Office That Works! is informative, entertaining, and an indispensable guide to work-at-home life for novices and home office veterans alike.
The book is available at amazon.com and also through the Web site, homeofficethatworks.com.
About Dr. Joe Webb
A home office worker since 1987, Dr. Webb is a consultant, entrepreneur, and economics commentator who started his career in the industrial imaging industry more than thirty-five years ago. He has consulted for firms ranging from large multinationals to small businesses. Dr. Webb started an Internet-based research business in 1995, selling it to a multinational publisher in 2000. Since then, his consulting, speaking, and research projects have focused on the interaction of business-to-business economics and technology trends. He is a doctoral graduate in industrial and corporate education from New York University, holds an MBA in Management Information Systems from Iona College, with baccalaureate work in managerial sciences and marketing at Manhattan College. He has taught in graduate and undergraduate business programs and resides in North Carolina.
About Richard Romano
Richard Romano has been a professional writer and editor since 1990. He began collaborating with Dr. Webb in 2000, writing market research reports and officially launching his home office. The collaboration led to two recent books—“Does a Plumber Need a Web Site?” (2012) and Disrupting the Future: Uncommon Wisdom for Navigating Print’s Challenging Marketplace (2010), the latter of which has since been translated into Japanese and Portuguese. Richard has also authored or co-authored a many books about graphics hardware and software, and is a freelance writer of ads, e-newsletters, magazine features, and multi-volume research reports, with clients ranging from large corporations to local non-profits.. He is a frequent speaker about media, communication, and technology trends. A graduate of Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Public Communications, he lives in Saratoga Springs, New York.
The Home Office That Works! Make Working at Home a Success—A Guide for Entrepreneurs and Telecommuters is available in paperback at http://tinyurl.com/mnvdj3l, or an Amazon Kindle e-book available at http://tinyurl.com/ka4dqfc.
Additional information pertaining to the book is available for editorial purposes. Please make inquiries directly to Vincent Naselli of Naselli and Associates at (732) 568-0316 or firstname.lastname@example.org. A full presskit, containing author photos, sample chapters, and more, can be downloaded at http://homeofficethatworks.com/Press-Media%20Resources.html.
Speaking Events and Business Contact:
The authors are available for speaking at events, Webinars, and business meetings. The book is an excellent promotional vehicle for retailers and service providers who target the needs of small and home businesses. The authors can also create custom versions of the book for these purposes.
Naselli & Associates
T: (732) 568-0316