Just getting started?
Think twice before sharing your own home office with your teen. When my daughter started Yaldah Magazine eight years ago, she used our family office as her launching pad. This meant sharing the family computer, desk, and office space with me, her father and younger siblings. It wasn’t long before magazine boxes, mailers, and paper stacks took over the room.
Using the bedroom as boardroom.
-Homework zone may get displaced.
Think of Your Budget.
Will you invest in your teen’s business by purchasing the furniture and equipment? if your child is earning income, consider a business loan. When Leah wanted a computer upgrade, we loaned her the money which she paid back over two years from business earnings. (Office supplies and furnishing expenses are tax-deductible.)
Items to consider for your CEO Teen’s Boardroom:
- Desk or work station.
- Ergonomic chair (my daughters like sitting on an exercise ball)
- File folders for receipts and paper documents.
- Shelf or drawer units
- Stacked bins to hold merchandise, mailing materials,
- Secure high-speed internet service
- Computer printer, scanner, external hard-drive, phone extension, fax machine, webcam
- Power cord strip
- White board for brainstorming, planning, and reminders,
- Bulletin boar
- Noise-canceling headphones.
- Large wall calendar
- Wastebasket/recycle bin
Keeping their stuff in order