Before the beginning of industrial revolution, offices are in form of small offices which run small businesses and handle little paperwork with 1 up to 10 workers being employed. As the industrial revolution began, large number of workers needed to mass produce goods and run a big factory. However, offices are still needed to handle the paperwork in order to run the businesses. At that time, office size is big and employs many “white collar” workers in order to keep up the business. As there is an advent of personal computers and communication, office workers decentralize and reduce the size of offices with lower overhead and hence, greater productivity. Nowadays, many offices are in form of
A. What is
Why do people choose to do business in
- People can do business from their own house
- Less (or maybe none) tax to be paid
- Need less capital/ low start-up costs (sometimes it doesn’t require any overheads or any specialized training)
- Less workers but higher productivity
- Flexible schedule
- Less expenses for items like work clothes, lunches, petrol/gas, etc
- More capable computers and office equipment
- Buyers are well informed
- There is no health insurance like if you work on a company
- The amount of your income won’t be at a fixed amount of money, in contrast with if you work on a company and get same amount (or maybe more) of salary every month.
Moreover, it might be difficult for those who are used to work in a common office to adapt with
C. What do we need to run a
In running a
There are some points that are essentials for
A nice office is not always necessary. Different work dictates different space needs and it depend on our typical work day and work style. We might also need to consider several factors like whether we will have clients visiting regularly, storage needs, and what space is available. However, the most important thing is we have to have some place to store our paperwork and to do our work, after that, it’s all up to us and our budget.
Essentially, we might have to give up some of our spare time to work on our business. It is better to work just a little bit every day than never getting started, or always saying that there is no time for it.
Never let lack of funds causes us to give up on our business. Starting slowly while keeping the cash flowing with a job will more likely leap us into success when the time comes. In addition, some quick cash might be needed to start producing or operating our business. Here are some ways to achieve it:
1. Offer a discount or incentive to customers who pay up front
2. Leasing our equipment
3. Corporate with another related venture
4. Ask suppliers for credit
5. Stick with our core product and stop producing additional items
Plan is essential to save time if SOHO practitioners thinking it trough before they start doing their
Passion will make the business goes fun and worthwhile. Therefore, it is important for
Permission or licenses might be needed in order to start build a home-based business. You might need to check your state, county and city governments and ask them what is required to operate a business in your area. It is important to find this out because the governments might have penalties if you open your business without proper documents that might cost you more than the original fees. Some points that might be considered by the government about your business:
- The affect of the business on the neighborhood
- Will it increase the traffic noticeably on your residential street?
- Will there be a substantial in crease in noise?
- Your neighbors’ feeling about having this business alongside their homes
- Will you need any vendor’s license?
- How much taxes should be deducted?
You should note that regulations are sometimes changed, so be sure to check the regulation regularly in order to keep your business run legally.
E. Role of network in SOHO
By using network, your SOHO could reduce cost by sharing peripherals and a single internet connection all at the same time; hence your
How do you connect the network?
- Dial Up Technology
This flexible technology has been around for a long time. This is the main solution for a mobile endpoint and it will be more cost-effective if intermittent connectivity is needed. In contrast, dialup may become more costly if permanent connection is needed or if connectivity is needed most of the time. Furthermore, dialup connections are not typically as fast as and less secure than a dedicated network connection.
This service could provide an “always online” connection faster than 56 Kbps with just a monthly charge but no per-minute charge.
This is the basic technology used to connect the network.
Basically, this is a collection of nodes that are grouped together in a single broadcast domain that is based on something other than physical location. It is secure because it separates systems that have sensitive data from the rest of the network. Moreover, network administrator also could create VLAN that can reduce number of router hops and increase the apparent bandwidth for network users. Furthermore, network administrator could also control who sees what network traffic by using a table called access lists.
What role does wireless technology has in running a
Is it safe?
Is it safe?
Wireless technology in