Setting up and running your office is a critical component of a successful business. Careful advance planning can help you avoid irritating administrative headaches that both distract you from building your company and chip away at the bottom line.
Whether you're just starting out or looking to relocate your office, evaluating your professional needs is an important first step. This will help you choose a geographic location, the type and size space best for you and what equipment to purchase. The articles below offer assistance in these areas, as well as advice regarding leases, workplace improvements, computer hardware and software, supplier relationships and environmental practices and compliance.
Use this solid, practical information as a blueprint to help you select your office space and to launch and maintain smooth operations.
Office Space Resources
The search for just the right office space should begin with the basics. Potential location, square footage, interior space design, mortgage and leases top the list of concerns, but there are plenty more to consider. Refer to the following articles for solid information on key points, as well as guidelines to evaluating your business needs in each area.
Equipment: Hardware and Software
Whether you buy or lease, work at home or in a business park, one of your top priorities is outfitting your office with the right hardware, software, peripherals and equipment. To simplify the process, take a look at the following sections.
Business Services and Office Furnishings
Print, mailing and shipping functions are critical to daily business operations, but there are tricks to maximizing their effectiveness. Use these sections to help you deal with suppliers who provide these services, as well as guidance on basic purchases to furnish your office.
Working toward environmental conservation is the responsibility of every small business owner. But doing so helps the bottom line, too. Refer to these articles for dozens of "green" tips, as well as information on compliance with the law.
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