Essential Tips for Setting up Your First Office

You need to think about so many things when starting a small business. Launching a business is a hectic time, and when you are trying to do so many different things all at once, it is easy to overlook things. If you are in the process of starting your first business, you may be feeling apprehensive you will forget something important. Putting together a checklist of tasks is a great way to ensure you prepare everything you need for your business before the launch. One of the most important tasks on this list is to set up your office. Here are the essential tips needed to set up your business’s first office:

Furnish Your Office Space

Once you have found the perfect office building for your business, your first step is to purchase furniture. If you plan to buy your furniture new, it is helpful to order this in advance, in case there are long wait times for delivery. Furniture items you will need for yourself, and your employees include chairs, desks, shelving, and lockable cabinets for confidential documents. If you want to create a wellbeing-focused office space, you may want to choose furniture items that are ergonomically designed to promote comfort for yourself and your employees or standing desks, which are currently really popular, so your team has the option to work while standing up.

Set Up Your Business Technology and Communications

Ensuring your business has connectivity as soon as possible is vital. Being without the necessary phone systems and internet connection could cause your business launch to be postponed. Finding the right phone systems and IT equipment is essential to ensure your business operation runs smoothly, so it is worth researching the options available until you find the best choice for the size of your business. You should find a package deal that incorporates the number of phone lines you need alongside additional resources that will make communication so much easier to manage.

As a business user, you should be able to negotiate a deal when buying your business hardware. Items such as computers and printers, so researching this is a handy way to save on set-up costs.

Purchase Office Equipment

When you start shopping for office equipment, you will find there are endless choices available, so you could find your costs start to rise pretty fast. Making a shortlist of items you need should help you avoid overspending. Items you will use each day should be on your shopping list. A magnetic whiteboard is a must-have item that will provide years of use and double up as a noticeboard and a whiteboard. 

Shop for Stationery

Stationery supplies are also necessary items you will need ready for launch, so picking up basics such as pens, highlighters, and staplers is essential. In addition to general stationery items, you will also need business stationery. Once you have decided on your business logo, you will be able to order business cards and letterheads in preparation for the day of your launch.

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About Dequiana Jackson

Dequiana Jackson, Founder of Inspired Marketing, Inc., helps overachieving women entrepreneurs conquer limiting beliefs and create marketing plans that win. This includes one-on-one marketing plan development, digital product creation, web design and content marketing. Dequiana is the author of Know Your Business: How to Attract Ideal Clients & Sell More and runs the award-winning blog,

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