May 1, 2013

Interview with Stephan Hovnanian from Shovi Websites

Work at Home Wednesday

Name: Stephan Hovnanian    Company: Shovi Websites

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Please tell us about your business:   My company provides website design, management and marketing to small businesses and non-profit organizations. Our clients look to us to help them attain a better, smarter web presence.

Stephan Hovnanian
How long have you been working from home?   8 years

Do you work from home full time or part time?  Full time

How do you stay connected with colleagues in your field?   mostly email and some social media.

How do you deal with the isolating nature of working from home? I try to meet local clients at their places of business.

How do you stay motivated without the accountability of a "time clock"?   If nothing gets done, I don't get paid.

What are the biggest challenges you face when working from home?  Kids' schedules tend to get in the way, but I prefer it to commuting and having to juggle schedules.

Do you work in your underwear?   No

What is the best part about working from home?   Flexibility. If you're disciplined about the time you put into your work day, you do not have to feel guilty about running an errand, meeting a friend for lunch, or even playing outside with your kids. After all, how is that different from having meetings scheduled during those same blocks of time?

Stephan Hovnanian in his Home Office
What is the one item that you find vital to have in your home office?  Dedicated space. Obviously I need a computer and the equipment necessary to do my job, but dedicated space has made all the difference in the world to my success.

What is the one piece of advice that you can give to those just starting out working from home?  Be disciplined. Treat your office like your office, not your dining room or bedroom. When it's time to work, get dressed and go to work.

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