The 60-Second Commute: A Guide to Your 24/7 Home Office Life

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FT Press, 2003 - Business & Economics - 206 pages
More than 60,000,000 people work at home at least some of the time -- and many more are considering it. Now, there's a start-to-finish sourcebook for overcoming every challenge associated with working at home -- from choosing the right technology to balancing work with your personal life. Erica Orloff and Dr. Kathy Levinson start by assessing the pluses and minuses of working at home, and helping you realistically evaluate whether you're cut out to do so. They systematically review meat-and-potatoes issues like insurance and taxation, deciding whether to incorporate, and setting up a comfortable and productive home office. Equally important, they offer extensive practical advice on the personal side of working at home -- from time management to "mental health days," avoiding isolation to setting house "rules" that help you get the job done without disregarding your family, friends, and neighbors.
 

Contents

Next StopHome
1
Creating a Space for Your 60Second Commute
15
Technology 60Second Commute Essentials
23
The 247 Lifestyle Time Management in the Home Office
35
Organization How to Get Your Act Together
49
Professionalism in the Home Office
65
Get the Ball Rolling Business and Budget Plans
75
Taxes Dont Get Caught Asleep at the Wheel
93
Strategies for Hanging in When the Going Gets Tough
165
Telecommuting Proposals Getting into the Home Office
171
Marketing Yourself and Your Small Business
175
Government Resources
181
Organizations and Associations
183
StartUp Assistance
189
Web Hot Spots
191
Glossary
195

Legal Eagles Understanding Your Business and the Law
117
Insurance in the Home Office
135
Pink Slip Blues
139
Child Care Life on the High Wire
149
References
199
Index
201
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