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Tips For Entrepreneurs On Creating An Ideal Remote Office

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An entrepreneur needs many things to find success. From great social skills to best persuade investors, to a great deal of self-discipline, the list of characteristics and support goes on and on. In today’s fast-paced world, entrepreneurs also need a dedicated place to conduct their work efficiently. While putting that workspace together will look different for everyone, there are several essentials needed to create an advantageous environment. Below, we’ll go over a few words of advice on creating an efficient remote workspace or at-home office.

First and foremost, making a business work requires technology. For those on-the-go industrialists, this generally includes a laptop. Said laptop, complete with a bag filled with the necessities, is instrumental for staying prepared as well as conducting business away from the office. Tablets may also fill this portability role as long as there is a powerful desktop computer to handle the more laborious demands.

With computer equipment comes the need for a well-organized desk set-up with document storage solutions and room for necessary gear. A comfortable and ergonomically designed office chair could go a long way in promoting productivity. So too does an adjustable, sit-to-stand desk. Combine these elements with a wrist rest, mouse rest, and an ergonomic-minded monitor position, and the distraction of discomfort can be a thing of the past.

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Of course, there needs to be a quiet location to house these items. Fortunately, there are many options for all types of situations. For instance, repurposing an existing room or building an extension on the house could be a great way to create a space with lots of design potential. Another route could be to procure a refurbished shipping container for a portable office. These temperature-controlled units are a convenient and economical way to construct a workspace.

High-speed, reliable Internet is essential for remote workers. While the cost may be higher than expected, splurging for business class Internet is recommended to maintain professionalism. Dropping an important video meeting is the last thing entrepreneurs want when trying to impress potential clients. Along the same lines is a printer with a multi-page scanner. Investing in this office equipment boosts the functionality of the workspace with the ability to process documentation and send signatures in seconds.

Last, but not least, there are steps to take to enhance the space for greater mental wellbeing. Working in a dark, sterile room could slow productivity down. Instead, there should be a biophilic design approach with natural materials, plants, and even water. Most importantly, there should be natural light to positively impact mood and stress levels. By adding these wellness-boosting elements, it can help set the space — and the business — up for success.

These tips serve as a great starting point. For further pointers on creating a conducive remote office workspace, please see the accompanying resource.



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Karen LeBlanc

Karen LeBlanc is a travel host and writer with a popular travel show, The Design Tourist, and a companion lifestyle blog. As a widely published travel journalist and content creator, Karen is a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association. She also serves as the Design and Travel editor of the national lifestyle magazine, LaPalme. Karen believes that every destination has a story to tell through its local art, architecture, culture, and craft. This immersive creative exploration begins with authentic accommodations where the narrative of place unfolds through art, accessories, accouterments, furnishings, fixtures, and food. 

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