Creating Your Office

In becoming your own boss, whether it’s in your home or your opening your own office. There are so many new decisions that you have to make and if you want your business to succeed you need to do correctly!

Furniture is one of the decisions people make a terrible job of. With the boom that is black friday and with every dealer and retailer offering higher and higher discounts. It can be hard to seperate getting a good deal from just buying bad furniture at a really cheap price.

Let’s think about your home office. You might not want to spend too much money buying the latest and greatest. But you are going to be spending a lot of time in that office chair, at your new desk. Not only do you want it to look good, but you need it to function well, last for at least a year and you need it to be comfortable or you will end up looking like Emma.

There are many places you can go to find reviews and find information like BCD’s latest post.

The first place to consider buying from amazon. Not only does this have real user reviews you can trust, but you can compare thousands of prices too.

The average cost of creating a home office costs in the region of £1000-£2000 [1]

The average cost of creating an office is about £1100 per sq meter. This is a massive cost, so it’s understandable you want to reduce this cost where you can. Unfortunately, reducing it at the expensive of yours and others health isn’t a wise idea.

“Employers have a legal responsibility to protect employees (and contractors and visitors) from accidents and injuries on their premises, and to provide employees with the necessary tools to do their jobs and maintain them in a safe condition. Your desk chair was a necessary tool for your job as a typist.”  [2]

Other considerations

  • Having nice looking furniture in your office will impress visitors and clients
  • Multiply the number of employees you have, by the number of hours they work. Maybe you have 5 working 8 hours days. Thats 40 hours a day you will be getting out of those chairs and desks you buy. The real cost of buying expensive equipment is much lower than the initial price tag looks. Buy Cheap, Buy Twice

So do yourself a favor and properly research before you buy any office equipment.

Stop looking at these costs as an expense.

Start looking at it as an investment!

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