Home Office Setup

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A well thought out, feature rich, affordable home office, can be invaluable for a home business. A home office is ideal for many people as a primary or secondary source of income:

– starting a new business venture from home
– stay at home mom starting her own side business (or hobby turned business)
– retired person wanting to pursue a new line of work or simply an online hobby job
– secondary income from a home project
– recently out of work or laid off, and wanting to pursue another income avenue
– maternity leave but ambitious
– online business venture
– working remotely from home for a larger company

Setting up a home office isn’t as easy as the comfort of working in one. If you’re used to having your company tech guy being nearby, it can be a bit daunting having to fix small quirks that easily occur with electronic equipment and computers. Rest assured, we are merely a phone call away and can set up up in a way that feels comfortable efficient and productive. If you run into any technical problems, we will be happy to help you out.

At first glance a home office can seem a bit overwhelming to coordinate especially setting up the right equipment and machines to “talk to each other” in a seamless productive way. Once we better understand what your home business needs are about, we can recommend what functions would best be served with your computer programs and the right secondary equipment.

Here are some options below:

Computers:. Desktop, laptop and smartphone/cellphone. This choice of computer(s) depends on your business. If you are required to leave your office and what you need to do when away. In addition, an integration of machines is essential. If you are away from your home office, but want to stay connected to your business updates, a data serviced smart phone can be indispensable.

Internet Connection, Network and Plan:. Service plan and devices that require internet. For a home office you will likely want wired and wireless connections, and since internet service will be used mostly throughout the home, your bandwidth should be considered. Like your selections of computers above, you need to consider what type of work and information you need while away from the office.

Peripherals: Other office devices such as monitors, back up devices, high quality scanner, universal port replicator (dock laptop), camera, keyboard/mouse, talking headset, skype (video calling) and online file storage of documents are just a few things that might assist you depending on your work requirements.

Printer: Print quality, ongoing printer costs, wireless option for wider home use and a stand-alone printer versus multifunction device (combination fax, scanner, and printer) are some options to also consider.

Phone: Your choice of landline versus cellular versus VOIP (voice over IP) will depend on call volume, saving on long distance charges, portability and messaging needs for your business. You don’t need to rack up long distance charges using your home phone. There are cost effective options that many businesses now use to make unlimited calls without the extra costs.

Fax: You have a choice of online versus landline. Recently, there have been new developments that have made it much easier to move away from a landline fax to a more cost effective online fax. The online fax method replaces the manual fax machine and transports your online documents via fax using a paperless system. Incoming faxes can also be received via your computer.

Networking & Security: We often find there is a good combination of wired and wireless connections. We would make sure that your network is secure from outside threats.

Office Environment and Furniture: We can help you with some office furnishings as suggestions but you probably have an idea of the theme or colour scheme you want your office to have as well as the furniture. Your most important piece will likely be your chair. It should be comfortable adjustable and make you feel ready to make money. Do make sure your home office is also covered in your home insurance policy. Many people forget to include this onto their policies.

The Most Important Part of Your Home Office Will Be Your Computer Hardware and Software

Your computer is the most important piece of your home office. Your computer can be your email and voice communications center. Your computer can be your data file and information cabinet in the office, and while you’re on the road. It is your financial, numbers and writing tool. It can be your selling device online, producing materials for offline and more.

Essentially, you want your home office environment to thrive successfully and cost effectively as it would in a corporate environment. You are the main personnel in a home office, so it is important to select the best options to maximize your time and energy. We can provide any outside tech support you need in setting up and maintaining your equipment and software.

We can guide you in your computer hardware upgrade or purchase decision. We will sit down with you and get an overview of your inside and outside the office technology needs. Take the time to think it over thoroughly and you will save money and gain productivity.

Your software choices are vast and surprisingly quite affordable (free!) for many programs. Let us help you access your needs and find the right software programs for your home office tasks.

Do Not Forget The Importance of Doing Back Ups!

Whatever you do in your home office, take care of this function first. A computer hard drive usually goes RIGHT AWAY or after some time.

We’ve seen people lose days even weeks worth of data or file updates because while being consumed in their work, they forgot to do daily backups. Suddenly their computer crashes and with that, all their recent work to date is gone. This can be prevented by setting up weekly or even daily “back up” programs that keep your files always current and up-to-date. We can set an automatic backup to take place at 3am for example, so while you sleep, your machine backs everything to date.

eCommerce – The State of Retail Today


The state of the Canadian retail industry can be more fully explained with historical context. A great shift in Canadian retail began with the opening of box stores and most importantly when USA retail giant Walmart entered Canada with the purchase of the old Woolco stores in 1994. With discount products available at Walmart, there was downward price pressure placed on other retailers.

In order to survive retailers could no longer “sit in the middle”. Retail stores had to move to greater value or unique products and/or upscale brands. Probably the most notable retailer who tried to stay “in the middle” too long was Eatons which went into bankruptcy in 1999.

From about 2000 to 2006 the influence on Canadian retail from the larger category and discounter bricks and mortar retailers continued (online internet sales in Canada was about 3 years behind the USA retailers). During this period, the smaller retailer could still be successful with a strong brand or unique & hard to find products not carried by the larger physical store retailers. However in the 4th quarter of 2006 something began to change in Canadian retail and things were about to undergo the greatest shift yet!


Possibly The Greatest Shift Yet

The USA was ahead of Canada with internet shopping, however in 2006 Canadians heavily increased their shopping online. For the physical retailer, the competition with the larger discounters and box stores was now accompanied by non-physical “Gorilla warfare” internet stores. There was also an influx of online auction sites like eBay and listing services like Craigslist.

These internet stores and selling sites with little overhead (it can cost $50,000 to $300,000 to leasehold a new store and rents are often $4000 to $20,000 per month for smaller stores) and nimble brand positioning were able to offer unique products, often at a more affordable price then the physical based retail stores. So the physical retailers were now competing against the small nimble online stores and the larger value sellers.


Can’t Beat Them, Join Them!

In today’s retail environment, retail stores with a unique proprietary product and brand might still be successful, but other retailers without some type of internet eCommerce presence are going to find their product selling under threat by the increasing online stores and discounters on both sides of them.

The good news is that retailers are advantageously poised to sell online. They already have a customer base, products, information about products & hopefully images. If they operate their online sales out of their store, they can also have their internet operation running with little or no overhead. I have seen stores increase overall sales by 20% with little additional investment.

If you would like to discuss or increase your store’s online presence, please follow this link.

Garrett Hall is a retail and online consultant with located in Oakville, Ontario. Garrett brought his own retail business from 70,000 to 7.5 million dollars in sales. He eventually sold his business to a large retail company. He is currently using his expertise to help other retailers across North America set up and optimize their online selling.

Internet Online TV

Want To Watch Internet Online Television (Even USA TV for Canadians!)

Think The Only TV Is From Antenna, Cable or Dish?
Then do we have something to show You!
Turn your computer into an extraordinary Internet TV!

Important: Make Sure Your Internet Service Provider is Giving You At Least 100GB of Monthly Bandwidth

Once your television is hooked up to your internet accessible computer, you have access to a large assortment of Canadian (and with a USA Link for American) online television shows.

For Canadian TV Showtimes (However this is only for live viewing options, which you will find yourself doing less and less with time).

Watching Canadian Online Internet TV (Click any Link Below)

Watching American Online Internet Television (Click any Link Below)

Note: If Your Computer Is In Canada We Set Up A Link To The USA at a Cost of $55 Per Year)

For USA TV Showtimes (However this is only for live viewing, which you will find yourself doing less and less viewing this way).

Once you have your computer setup to watch Canadian TV programs, you might want a much greater variety from the USA stations. Unfortunately, most USA networks do not allow online access from Canada. Fortunately, there is a way to solve this problem with us setting up a USA Link.

To watch USA Online Internet TV in Canada all you need is a USA Link (cost of $55 per year). What this does is has your computer you are using in Canada appear to be in the USA. Once you have this you are ready to watch any USA programing you wish.

Something Extra: For Watching South Asian Online Internet Television (Click The Line)

Maybe Some Online Music Streaming As Well?

Some of you might be interested in listening to online music as well. We have put together an assortment below.

Of course, to listen to “no Canada” stations, you would need a USA VPN.

Contact Us To Get You Setup

There are many ways to sign-up to online channels in addition to configure your entertainment system.

Contact us to assist you with this process and to maximum your entertainment experience. The average set up cost for this service, including Travel Time, is $100.

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How To Turn Your TV Into An Internet Entertainment Center

Below is the most basic configuration, there are more advanced ways to increase your viewing selections and media output.

Step One – Link Your Internet Access able Computer To Your TV

Your computer most likely has a VGA (maybe DVI or HDMI) output. Also, depending on the age of the TV, it most likely has a VGA (maybe DVI or HDMI) input. Link the two together, if your computer and TV do not match on output/input, you will need converters.
Overview of Computer Outputs/TV Inputs


Step Two – Link Your Computer To Your TV and Ideally Into A Sound System

If you use an HDMI connection you will have sound travel from the computer to TV automatically. If you are using a DVI or VGA you will need to connect the audio output jack from the computer to the audio input of the TV. If the TV does not have an audio input, you will need to connect the computer audio to a set of speakers. For maximum sound performance you can split the computer sound and have it also input into a sound system.

Step Three – Connect Satellite, Cable, Antenna to Your Computer and TV (Optional)

With the right Hardware and Software configuration it is possible to remove the need for Satellite, Cable or an Antenna.

There is Canadian online TV and with a USA Link, you can get an incredible assortment of Television shows via the Internet.

Contact us to assist you with signing up to the various services, selecting and utilizing the various electronics. We will optimize your entertainment system. We can even integrate your entertainment system set up with your home office.

Is There Any Paid Online Internet TV Without Subscribing to Cable?

Yes, there is Netflix which offers non-current TV series and movies costing $8.00 per month.

However, very important to ensure that your Internet provider package allows for higher usage. Neftlix streaming can use up a lot of bandwidth. There is a setting in your Netflix account to reduce the amount of Bandwidth a show uses.

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A successful online branding platform lets you embrace the audience seeking you out for your unique skills and expertise.

eosFirst specializes in presenting you/your company’s unique skills and expertise to stand out in the Internet crowded space. eosFirst uses a methodical well tested approach that will get your personal online brand established within 30 days. And within 6 months, you should be placing at the top of the search engines showcasing your name and unique areas of expertise.

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Some Valuable Tips

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Step One – Link Your Internet Access able Computer To Your TV


Step Two – Link Your Computer To Your TV and Ideally Into A Sound System


Step Three – Connect Satellite, Cable, Antenna to Your Computer and TV (Optional)

All of these marketing mediums in conjunction work together to help brand and promote your online business. This leads to a rise in online sales as you attract new customers.

Tips Continued

Internet TV Inputs

TV Inputs From Computer Overview

Internet TV Computer Inputs

The following are common TV inputs from your comuputer for us to consider using in setting up your Internet TV.

RCA (Composite Video – Audio-Visual)

This is the most wide spread input on TV’s. However, it is not a digital input and thus lower quality than a HDMI or DVI. This input of A/V (video and audio) and audio is also known as RCA or composite. A/V ports cannot transmist HD video and only stero from the audio input. Even though A/V is old technology, many TV’s have it, so we will use it if there is no HDMI, DVI or Component.

Component Video (YPbPr)

If there is no HDMI, this has good input quality, but is difficult to work well with a PC to TV. It has the (Red-Green-Blue) ports also known as component connections. We will not be able to get you 1080p video via RGB only 1080i and they do not transmit audio. RGB ports are mot that commonly used in most devices. We might use them to connect your PC to your HDTV, but it is not a popular or practical choice.


All the TV’s will have the analog or digital coaxial cable input. That is where you get your TV programs from via Cable or Antenna. There is virtually no deviation from TV to TV. They are all pretty much to same. All you need is the cable and somewhere to plug it into. However, this is not practical to connect from a Computer to TV.


Almost all Computers have one of these ports and they are starting to appear on TV’s. It is called a VGA (video graphic array) and also called D-Sub. It is excellent for quickly connecting your PC to your TV. Unfortunately, VGA does not carry audio and the resolution will not reach 1080p.


The the HDMI port (High Definition Multimedia Interface.) is the connection of choice. Many newer computers and TVs have this output and input. HDMI is capable of transmitting highest quality 1080p video and up to 8 channels of surround sound audio.Some TV’s come with 2 HDMI ports or more, they either on the back, side or front ot the TV.


Digital Visual Interface (DVI). This digital interface is primarily used to connect a computer to a computer monitor. However, some newer model TV’s have this input. They are excellent for quickly connecting your PC to your TV. DVI will also carry audio assuming you have the right video card in your PC and right cable. DVI will give you HD quality video and sound.

There are multiple modes such as DVI-D (digital only), DVI-A (analog only), or DVI-I (digital and analog). Featuring support for analog connections as well, the DVI specification provides optional compatibility with the VGA interface.


This one might be a bit hard to spot. It will bring in stereo sound from your Computer to TV. You will see something like Mic In or Line In. If you have an Ipod, you could plug it in to test that you have found it. If your TV does not have an Audio Input we will use the RCA Audio connection, hook up to your stereo or set up speakers.


USB (universal serial bus) is also making its way to TV’s. And it is a great idea that it is, because you can just plug in your flash drive or hard drive and stream you audio and video content straight to your TV with no need to convert to a different format and burn them on DVD. Older TV USB ports will only support pictures and music. Only the latest TV’s will do video files in certain formats. With the variance with this device, we would most likely not consider it for use.

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