Often, books that offer "101 tips" or "201 strategies" end up being a hodge-podge of interesting, yet unconnected ideas. In most cases, you are lucky to find even a handful of ideas you can actually use. This is not one of those books. Author Lisa Kanarek does a fabulous job of organizing her ideas into useful categories. It reads as if the author and her editors decided that if the majority of home office workers could not use a secret, it would not make the book. The book’s only glaring problem is minor: two tips are identical (numbers 29 and 72: create a Web site). Fortunately, Kanarek followed her own advice (Tip #102 "Always give more than expected"), so readers expecting 101 secrets will not feel shortchanged. And secret 103 comes from getAbstract - this book is required reading for anyone working from home.
In this summary, you will learn
- The top tips for running a home office;
- How to treat your customers; and
- How to organize your office, market your services and improve your work habits.
About the Author
Lisa Kanarek is the author of Organizing Your Home Office for Success and Everything’s Organized. She is the founder of HomeOfficeLife, a firm that offers advice on all aspects of working from home.