U-Shaped Desk in Modern Walnut

Showroom Special!  Like New:  Bow Front with 1-Box/Box/File pedestal and 1-File/File pedestal and Hutch. 5-grommets for electrical/phone/computer cable access points.

Dimensions: 71″W x 106″D x 65 1/2″H

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U-shaped Unit:   $1399.00     Matching 24″ x 24″ End table:  $149.00

Weathering the Storm: 5 Survival Resources to Keep Your Business Going During Covid-19

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Trying to run a business during coronavirus is no small feat. Take one look at other businesses around the country and you’ll see that the pandemic has taken a serious toll on every industry imaginable. From restaurants to clothing stores, no one has gotten through this unaffected.

Although we’re starting to see some states reopen, it’s going to be a long time before things are back to normal and it’s possible things are changed forever. If you run a small business, you’ll need all the survival resources you can get.

In this post, we’re going to share 4 ways that you can weather this storm and even come up with some innovative new business ideas along the way. Only the craftiest entrepreneurs are able to make lemonade out of these lemons, so follow this guide and you might find some inspiration of your own.

1. Talk to Your Suppliers

The only solace you can take when you feel like you’re sinking is knowing that everyone’s in the same boat. Be proactive and start talking with your suppliers right now so that you can keep an open line of communication throughout this.

You might not have money to pay for your materials right now, but you and your suppliers need each other during this trying time, so honesty will go a long way.

They may even have some new ideas to share or tips on what others in similar businesses as yours are doing to stay successful during this time.

2. Stay In Touch With Customers

Your customers are what can get you through this thing alive, so communicate with them constantly over social media and email. If you can be sure that they’re going to be there at the end of this, then you can proceed with optimism.

Businesses are shutting down because their customers are being taken away like the rug is being pulled out. The key to survival is coming up with interesting ways to retain them.

3. Getting Relief

Although you can’t rely solely on financial aid to subsidize you through the pandemic, there are numerous benefits available for small businesses. The SBA is offering emergency $10,000 grants and disaster assistance loans.

You can find resources from the US Chamber of Commerce, the SBA, and the Export-Import Bank of the United States is doing their part to provide assistance to business owners in need. If you’re an exporter, there might be a program for you.

4. Reinvent Yourself

Redefining what you do is a really hard thing for established businesses to do, which is why so many of them are suffering. An industry that has adapted somewhat is the restaurant world, with many companies shifting to delivery services.

For companies that operate in an office setting and play a specific role in their industry, a transition like this is difficult. You have to be able to identify a need and quickly find a way to satisfy it. Brainstorming these kinds of ideas with your team is crucial right now.

Survival Resources Are Different for Every Business

If your business is going to make it through this, you have to look for survival resources anywhere you can. These are just a few tips for how to stay afloat during coronavirus, but the landscape for businesses is always shifting. Keep your ear to the ground and you’ll give yourself the best possible chance to survive.

BEAUTIFUL ACCENT CHAIR —Must See

Fairfield Furniture (showroom display)  Bradford Occasional Chair – Model No.  8703-01

This is a one only, traditional arm chair from our showroom. Features exposed wood borders, a flared back shape and ends with a rolled edge at the top. Carved wood tops on the upholstered arms.  The legs have reeded detailing as well.

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Overall: W26.50 x D28.50 x H35
Inside: 18
Seat Height: 17.5
Seat Depth: 20
Arm Height: 25

Make an appointment to see up close and personal!!!!  PRICE:  $399.00  NICE

Work From Home Hacks: 5 Ways to Be Productive While Working From Home

Working from home is becoming the new norm across America. There are 4.3 million people working from home at least half the time. As working remotely becomes widespread, it’s essential to know how to create a productive workspace.

Yes, working from home has its distractions. But there are ways you can avoid procrastination and stay focused during the workday.

We’ve listed five of the top work from home hacks guaranteed to boost your productivity. 

1. Don’t Work From Your Bedroom

Your bed may be the most comfortable spot in your home, but it’s not the most productive. The bedroom is meant to be relaxing. It’s a place for rest, so keep it that way.

If you continuously work from bed, your mind will associate your room with stress. If your brain thinks getting into bed equals working, you’ll find it more difficult to fall asleep.

Keep your bedroom as a sleep-inducing environment. Don’t bring computers, TVs, and other work materials into your room to keep a strong mental association between your bedroom and sleep.

2. Follow a Morning Routine

How you prepare for your day plays a significant role in productivity. Setting a morning ritual allows you to get into the right mindset for work. 

Do what you need to feel motivated and focused. Some tips for a work-from-home morning routine include:

  • Getting dressed (nothing fancy, but get out of your PJs!)
  • Brewing a morning cup of coffee
  • Eating a wholesome breakfast
  • Creating before work
  • Exercising or meditating before work

Maintaining a structured routine during the workweek can help you feel awake, alert, and productive.

3. Move Around

Don’t forget to get up during the workday. It’s easy to get absorbed in your work. But while you may feel like you’re being productive, overworking leads to burnout and errors.

Movement breaks improve your physical and mental wellbeing. Constant sitting raises your risk of depression, obesity, and heart disease. Breaks also prevent decision fatigue, which hinders a person’s ability to make choices and leads to procrastination. Small breaks during the day restore motivation, productivity, and creativity.

Set an alarm to stand or take walks during the day. Working from home means there are plenty of places to stroll around. Take a 10-minute walk around your yard, the neighborhood, or down the block.

4. Create a Productive Space

Working from home can be difficult because of all of the distractions. It’s fine to turn on Netflix during your lunch break, but keep the outside noise to a minimum during work hours. 

To keep yourself focused, create a productive workspace at home. Invest in an office desk. Make sure the area is well-lit and closed off from the rest of your home. Decluttering reduces your chance of getting distracted.

Make your home office more productive by decorating the area. Scented candles like rosemary, lemon, mint, and cinnamon improve focus. A few plants in your home office can increase productivity by 15%.

5. Always Log Off

Working from home does not mean working around the clock. Your work may be home with you, but you must continue to maintain a healthy work-life balance.

Set an alarm to remind you when the workday is finished. It’s easy to get wrapped up in your work and continue through the night. But overworking leads to fatigue, errors, and lowered productivity.

Log off and stay away from your work until it’s time to begin again. Don’t get into a habit of answering emails or jumping onto your computer after-hours. Give your brain time to relax and reset so you can be productive the next day.

Discover More Work From Home Hacks

With more people working from home than ever before, it’s essential to know how to set yourself up for success. From knowing where to work to create a productive space, there are different ways to stay focused when working from your house.

Follow our blog for more productivity tips so you can be an efficient remote worker.