There is one tool that no entrepreneur should live without.Â It isn’t SLI video cards.Â Nor is it the latest dual core processor.Â You don’t even need a dedicated secretary, or a $800 a month office.Â The one tool you need, to get work done effectively, as a whiteboard.
Whiteboards help you visualize what’s going through your head.Â They help you map out plans of attack or strategies that you wouldn’t have been able to come up with otherwise.Â Just simply writing an idea down and sitting back to ponder it is sometimes enough to get the creative juices flowing.
In my office I actually have two whiteboards.Â They are oftentimes the most valuable tools that I have.Â Well, that and a good set of markers!
What I like to do, in the couple seconds of down time that I have, is sit back and think about the direction I’m going in.Â Not only do whiteboards let me plan my course of action, they also help me determine pitfalls and alternatives.
Currently, I’m working on a search engine optimization book.Â This will not only help brand my company, but allow a local advantage for Tech Solution.Â This sort of indirect route presented itself through a pretty intense consultation between me and the board.
These kinds of indirect strategies are what makes whiteboards the best tool for a young entrepreneur.Â The other advantages, you can sit a group of people down and explain a very common vision.Â This makes all sorts of things possible.
Just out of curiousity, how many whiteboards do you have in your office?
And since I am taking pictures of my office, here are some more.Â You can see how much of a nerd I am…Â Like the Lord of the Rings movie poster?Â Right next to the whiteboard.Â How’s that for inspiration?
You can tell quite a lot about a person by their desk. Hence the stack of books, microphone for podcasting, poster, wires everywhere!
A small part of my book collection.Â And the drawing Chelsey did for me of a Hobbit Hole.
And probably the most entertaining picture…Â Here are some of the parts for my new computer.Â I am getting the C2D processer and RAM today.Â And that is Whisper, the office ferret getting excited about the install!