Working from home helps business owners improve work-life balance, lower overhead costs and minimize time spent commuting! Luckily, it’s easier than ever to work from home. Here are our top tips for successfully running your moving company from anywhere.
Create a Schedule
While working from home means you have the freedom to decide your own hours, it’s a good idea to set consistent working hours each day. At home, it can be easy to start doing personal or family-related tasks during the work day or to get into the zone and work longer hours.
An established schedule creates a boundary between your work time and your personal time. Keeping a healthy work-life balance is essential to running a business from home. Additionally, it’s important to set a consistent window for customers to know when they can reach you.
Setting up your home office
Designate a space in your home that’s dedicated to running your moving company. This can be a spare bedroom, the garage, or even a quiet corner of the kitchen. All that matters is that it’s somewhere you can focus and keep office essentials.
Part of creating an at-home office is investing in the right materials. That means a computer, printer, phone or headset, and basic office supplies (pens, stapler, etc.). Make sure your space has all the necessary equipment at hand so you don’t lose time tracking it down or having to go somewhere else.
Especially during the busy season. When moves are coming in left and right, the amount of paperwork can be overwhelming. It’s important to create an organization system in your home office to make sure no important receipts or requests are lost, thrown in the trash, or mixed in with the kids’ homework.
This could be as simple as a physical filing cabinet or an online platform such as Dropbox or Google Drive. Oncue’s software keeps track of customer and mover information automatically, making the organization process even simpler.
Create a Company Culture
By creating a set of shared values for yourself and your employees, you create community. In remote work, it can be difficult to connect with others and form a team dynamic. By establishing a uniform set of values, and by organizing outside of work events such as Zoom happy hours, you ensure a sense of togetherness even if you’re not sharing the same physical space.
If you’d like to learn more about how Oncue can help you stay organized and run your moving company from anywhere, contact us today on (415) 723-6683 or go to https://oncue.co/contact-us/.
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