How to Set Up Your Home Office or Business Office

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One of the multitude of tasks in starting a business is the setting up of your office. There are many steps in office set up including where to locate your office (home or office space), buying the necessary office equipment, designing your work space and getting supplies. Use the following information to guide you in your office set up.

Buy or Lease Office Space

The answer to lease or buy office space is not clear-cut.

Your decision will hinge on financial, tax, and personal issues. Be certain to educate yourself on this all important decision in your business.

The Home Office Choice

It often makes the most financial sense for a business start up to set up shop at home. Your business needs to carefully monitor start up costs and a home office can shave expenses off the top and add greatly to your bottom line.

Three Questions to Ask Before Setting Up Your Home Office or Workspace

Here are three of the most important questions to ask yourself if you are thinking about setting up a home office or at-home workspace for your small business.

A Checklist for Setting Up Your Home Office

Use this checklist to develop a well-rounded yet streamlined list of what you need in your home office. Check the items you absolutely need, and circle the items you may eventually want to add to create a prioritized list of your home office essentials.

The Pros and Cons of Working from Home

Working out of a home-based office is certainly not for everyone, so it's important to consider the many advantages and disadvantages before you make it a part of your work process. Here are a few of each to help you decide if working from home is right for you.

How to Create a Mobile Office for Your Small Business

If you are ready to take your business on the road, here is some advice for creating an operational mobile office that allows you to work from anywhere.

Shared Office Space

It makes sense to choose your office space like any business decision to look at the alternatives and determine your best course of action. One cost-effective alternative to traditional office leasing is the shared office space.

Designing Your Office

The right home office design can help you reduce stress, improve productivity, and in the end, enhance the profits of your small business.

Office Equipment Essentials

Buying all the necessary office equipment for your business is more exciting than crunching the numbers. This area of setting up a home or business office can quickly escalate costs out-of-control without a clear guide of what is needed and what is nice to have.

Required Office Supplies

Time is money in all businesses. Buy all your needed office supplies while you set up your business and save yourself countless trips to the office supply store.

Should Your Small Business Go Paperless?

Here is a look at the pros and cons of a paperless office to help you decide if going paperless is a smart decision for your small business.

Computer Work Space

An often overlooked aspect of setting up a business office is your computer workspace. Improper design of your computer work space can lead to headaches, backaches, neck aches and much more.

Edited by Alyssa Gregory.