10 Ways to Set Up a Home Office
without Blowing your Budget
Look for rebates on basic office
supplies. Check sales circulars for special offers and rebates on
items you will use all the time.
Sign up for customer loyalty programs at
office supply stores. Many offer bonus points for initial purchases,
and you will receive specials and coupons because you are a member.
Ask friends and family if they have any
desks, chairs, bookcases, etc. they are replacing- tell them you will
be glad to take any items they don�t want. This can get your office
furnished as you are starting out.
Garage sales can yield very inexpensive
items such as bulletin boards, file boxes, desk organizers, and
Search the internet for low cost business
cards and promotional items. Vista Print is a popular choice offering
free business cards- you pay only shipping.
Online auction sites are great resources
for deals on items such as shipping supplies and ink cartridges.
Sign up for a 6 month no interest credit
card to get you started with inventory and supplies- just make sure
you have a plan in place to pay off the balance in full before the no
interest period ends.
Check with different banks and credit
unions to see which offers the best deal for checking accounts and
various banking services.
Don�t overlook the obvious- dollar stores
are great resources for pens, pencils, notepads and calendars.
Search for websites offering free or low
cost advertising to get your company name out there.
Remember, as your
business grows, so will your budget! You can always upgrade furnishings
later. Focus first on keeping your space functional and organized so
that looking for things doesn't take time away from the most important
task in building your business- working on income producing activities.
About the Author:
Paige Hall is an
Independent Consultant for Azante Jewelry
Handcrafted Jewelry Made with Gifts from the
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