New Office? Stick To Your Budget!



When you move to start-up your own business, you usually start small. Sometimes, this is from a room in your house to reduce as many costs as possible and sometimes this is through hiring a desk in a shared office. When you make the decision to start up a new office from scratch, costs are going to be the first thing on your mind. 

Not only do you have to ensure that your business budget doesn’t go overboard, you have to make sure that you aim the right amount of money into each area of the new office you’re going to move into. The way you set up your office is important, as everything from the furniture to the way you manage your systems should make your office run efficiently. So, how can you make sure your office is both budget friendly and efficient? Check out our tips below: 

• Furnishing your office should be thought out properly. You need to ensure you have a set budget for furniture and stick to it. You need the basics like desks and chairs, and you need to ensure they’re ergonomic for comfort of your employees. Organize your furniture so that you don’t waste time going from one side of the other for things that you need. Efficiency matters in the office so grouping employees who work together close together makes sense. 

• Communications in an office is of utmost importance. You need to be online and have your telephone lines set up before your move in date. While you’re setting everything up, make sure you have enough telephone lines for everyone in the office and ensure you have the proper telecom expense management in place. You need spend your business budget wisely and keeping an eye on what your office is using for its communication is going to keep you in the black. 

• When you’re planning your office budget, allocate a large chunk of your money to computer systems and technology. While it may feel like an excess expense at the beginning, the correct equipment can make a big difference to your workplace efficiency and data protection. Choose printers and copiers that match the anticipated workload. You wouldn’t buy a printer big enough to print newspapers for a two-man office, so think wisely! 

• The last piece of your budget should go towards stationery and paper for the office. You’ll need to think about the company information being on the letterheads, business cards, complement slips and everything else you may give your customers or clients. Most dealings with businesses are done via email but that doesn’t mean you can’t be a little traditional in the way you do things. You also need to ensure your people are well-equipped. 

Having a well-stocked office doesn’t always mean you have to spend through the earth for it. You can equip your office in the way you want and keep an eye on the bills you spend just by being smart with your finances. Don’t make the mistake of splashing money you cannot make back!

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