January 2020 - Man Cave Master

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Starting your own business is an exciting endeavor, but it certainly isn’t a walk in the park! There’s a lot that goes into ensuring that you stay on top of everything, so that every department is running smoothly. This is why it’s so important to have a plan to keep every aspect of your business organized. 

We’ve managed to get a collection of some of the most important factors that are sure to help you run a much smoother and organized business.

Keep track of working hours

You’ll never be able to keep an eye on every single person that works for you, especially as your business gets bigger and bigger. This is why it is imperative that from the get-go, you implement a system that helps to clock in hours. You need to have a weekly timesheet for your employees when they sign in and sign out. You can actually find plenty of templates online that you can work off of yourself, or adjust to suit the working hours of your business.

Even though many businesses have set working hours, it’s still advisable to have a timesheet because it helps to keep track of attendance and this will go a long way when you’re trying to assess any kind of situation that may arise in your workplace.

If you’re the kind of business that doesn’t have set working hours, then this is imperative so that you are paying your employees fairly for their clocked hours as well as keeping track of what they do and when.

Make time to check on customer feedback

When you make it a point to check on your customer feedback on a regular basis, you’ll be surprised to see how much this actually contributes to helping your business stay ahead and organized as well. Customer feedback allows you to understand the demographic that you are aiming for in terms of your business, regardless of whether it’s a service or a product.

To better organize your business towards success, you need to be able to keep track of customer feedback on a regular basis. Ensure that your website encourages visitors to interact with the page and understand more what it is you have to offer. 

Stay on top of the finances

You cannot be a successful business if you do not stay organized with your finances from the get go. A successful business is one that is able to keep track of every single expense made and spent alike. There are a number of ways to do this- there are softwares and accountants that you will have to ensure that the finances are well taken care of.  

Have someone in charge of every division

As your business grows, you’re going to have to come to the realization that the only way to stay organized is to delegate responsibility of every division to a specific person that can report back to you, instead of trying to do it all yourself. It may seem easy enough at the beginning, but it’s bound to be a disaster in terms of organization.

Hire people that you trust to run the operations of each division, and make it a point to have a meeting every week so that you can get updates and feedback on each of the divisions.

Marketing is a priority

There is no way that your business will be able to grow if you don’t organize your marketing department. You need to do this in a way where everything is planned out for the year, and you need to have weekly or monthly meetings to have updates and come up with innovative and unique ideas that will be able to blast your product or services into the market.

If you don’t structure your marketing plan and department, then all of the effort you put into your business will have no value whatsoever.

Having a business is something that you need to nurture, and in order to do so effectively, it’s important that you follow the tips provided. Staying organized will not only make things clearer from every angle for your business, but it will also contribute to helping it grow at a much faster and smoother pace.

Employees, finance, marketing, and customers all need to have some form of organization and structure if you are to stay on top of any competitive market in this day and age. Organization isn’t that difficult to implement or maintain if you do it from the very beginning and ensure that it stays in place.

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Man caves aren’t just a place for you to chill out and escape from the real world, they’re blank canvases for you to flex your handyman muscles over. Some guys can spend hours down there working on their latest project and making sure everything is perfect for the next time the guys are over.

Maybe your man cave is starting to look a bit dated though, a few scraggly grey hairs on what used to be a perfectly trimmed beard. Whether it needs some sprucing up or you’ve got the urge to get your hands dirty, take some inspiration from these, slightly more out-there, project ideas.

Create a Poker Paradise

Every man cave has hosted a poker game or two in its time. They’re perfect for getting a couple of friends over for the night and fleecing them out of all their money. Maybe you’re winning every time and want to try your luck against a higher quality of opponent. Your man cave could become the space to hone those skills.

Throw out that old dining table you used to play on and invest in or build your own premier poker table. Recreate that Vegas feeling and start using your weekly poker night as a chance to try out new tactics and see how good your bluff game really is.

Create the perfect conditions to turn yourself from poker chump into poker champ. If you’re really up for a challenge, you can channel Dustin Hoffman and try counting cards like Rain Man. This tutorial on how to count cards in poker is a great starting point to set you down the road of a fun and potentially very lucrative hobby. A quick warning though, your buddies won’t want to play if you get too good.

Handmade Sports Decoration

Any self-respecting man cave has its fair share of sports decor. Whether you’re going for the sports bar vibe or just want to commemorate your icons it’s a classic style to run with. Whatever your sport of choice is from football to baseball to NASCAR, a great project for real sports fans to sink their teeth into is to go all out with the athletics theme.

Those little league baseball bats you’ve had lying around for years? They could make great banisters or bar stool legs in the man cave. That old foosball table everyone got bored of ages ago? Use the handles to create fun little coat racks featuring little soccer players. These little projects are a great way to kill a Sunday afternoon and show off just how big of a sports guy you are.

Greenhouse Man Cave

Most guys aren’t gonna out themselves as big plant lovers, but turning your man cave into your own little greenhouse can be a fun, and rewarding, project. Your average man cave isn’t going to have the best access to sunlight, so don’t think you can start getting all your veg from there rather than the supermarket, but there’s room to try your hand at growing a couple of things. Instead, we mean bringing a little green into your personal spot. It can make for a great change of pace from the usual dim and moody man caves.

There are a ton of masculine plants out there you can incorporate into your man cave, from the Coffea Arabica to Agave. Working on a plant or veg project is a great way to keep yourself busy and reconnect with nature from the comfort of your own home. Plus, showing that you care for your new green friends is a great way of showing off your sensitive side to someone special.

Massive Memorabilia Collections

Nerd culture is cool now, we all agree on that right? Try telling Batman he’s not cool. Most man caves have some film, TV or comic book memorabilia decoration, like an old Star Wars poster or a genuine prop from an 80s classic. Even if you don’t like nerdy things, you might be a big music guy obsessed with old vinyl. Collecting is a big thing right now, and a great project that can also give your man cave a bit of a wow factor.

What’s gonna turn heads faster in the man cave than a seriously cool collection in some homemade cases? Whatever your passion is, there’s loads of collectible stuff out there you can spend hours scouring eBay for. You could work towards having a full set of your favorite action figures as a kid or bring together your favorite team in baseball card form.

Dedicating your man cave to your favorite pop-culture passion isn’t just a satisfying way to decorate it, it’s an excuse to get crafty with your spare time while you work on ways to present it.

Man caves are your private spaces. They’re somewhere you can relax, be creative and reflect your personality. Some of these ideas are a bit unusual, but hopefully, they help you find your niche.