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Decoration There's no need for your home office to be sterile and boring. Plants are one healthy addition. The colour green has a positive affect on our way of thinking and fact that plants will filter out toxins in air around you is another plus.
Also consider using some motivational posters in your home office. This might seem a bit cheesy but if you choose a message that inspires you personally it can be very effective.
Last but not least consider having your mission statement printed out, framed and on your desk in front of you. Your mission statement is reason you started your home business - make sure you are reminded of this every single day.
Computer equipment This is where you need to be very honest with yourself because of potential expense involved. A home office does not need an all singing all dancing computer and printer. You need functionality and not tons of features.
Buy what you need for your business. Do not buy what you want for yourself.
When buying your home office computer take these tips into consideration:
* Mid-range processor power.
* 512MB of RAM.
* 20GB+ hard disk.
* Advanced 3D graphical capabilities are not essential.
* CDR or DVDR backup (must have).
* Avoid extended warranties - sales people make large commissions from offering these.
* Generic brands use same components as and are therefore equally as reliable as big name brands.
* Consider buying a refurbished system if you're on a tight budget.
* Check with friends who have purchased computers recently. What problems did they encounter when buying their PC? Who did they buy from? What was aftersales service like?
Printer - you don't need a top of range color laserjet printer for your home office do you? I didn't think so.
Questions you should ask yourself when buying a printer:
* Do you need color printing capabilities?
* How many pages per minute do you actually need to print?
* What is cost per page for color and black printing?
* How much does replacement ink cost?
* How many pages of black text can you get from each cartridge?
* How much desktop space will printer require?
* Are updated drivers for this model readily available?
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