Essential Office Equipment
There is a lot of equipment you need for a productive office. What you need depends on the type of business you’re running. For example, if you’re running a cake decorating business from your home, your office necessities will vary compared to running a staffing agency from an office building.
My preference for an office has electronics with technology that is one step down from the newest technology, because when new technology hits the market, it’s expensive, and the manufacturer may still need to iron out some of the new features.
When you use technology that is one or two steps down from the latest, the price is better, and the functionality is proven. Naturally, if I need the newest tech because it preforms something that I need, then I’ll get that, but as a rule of thumb for me, one or two steps down works.
There are benefits to buying used equipment, the price being the most obvious. For me, I don’t like to purchase used equipment. I prefer new, especially when it comes to electronics, but I have a passion for offices and electronics. So buying used may be the right choice depending on the needs, situation, and condition of the equipment.
When it comes to setting up your office, you want to make sure you have everything organized available, and in good working order. You can’t spend precious time on daily tasks because your equipment is slow or malfunctioning.
Here’s a List of Items to Keep in Mind
- Voice mail system
- Alarm system
- Paper shredder
- Labeling machine
- Computer Server
- Desktop computer and monitor
- High-speed printer and scanner with, scan to email functionality
- High-speed modem and WIFI signal booster
- Powerful Notebook computer
- Docking Station
- Portable projectors
- Digital camera
- Surge protectors and UPS system
- More In the Resources To Follow
In the resources below, you’ll find a collection of articles that will assist you in covering all the bases when it comes to setting up your office in a way that works best for you; scroll down the page to reach the resources.
Tips for Setting Up a New Office
Office Equipment Rentals
Office equipment maintenance can be costly, not to mention the headaches involved. A solution is to rent or lease some of your equipment that includes a good maintenance plan.
It may be more expensive, but you won’t have any problems. When there is a problem your solution is a phone call away.
Another advantage is you can always count on having the latest equipment.
Have a look at the resources below for a better understanding of the pros and cons of renting or leasing some of your office equipment.