It’s a changing world. In the years preceding the current dire straits the economy finds itself in a shift had begun to take hold that saw an increasing number of start up businesses not based on the high streets or nestled in low-rent office spaces but taking full advantage of the internet’s large market and lack of requirement for a physical business presence.
Of course, the recession unfortunately meant that the number of start-ups that failed within their first year increased but it did not reduce the amount of companies trying. In fact, it’s arguable that during the recession there were more internet-based company start ups than ever before. It’s a straightforward enough : someone is made redundant, thinks ‘nuts to this, I’ll do it for myself’ and makes full use of the tools offered by the internet to do so.
The best part about it is that a large number of these new companies, having found their niche and the ability to reach their market effectively, do well. Some do very well and, despite the doom and gloom printed on every financial headline, grow. Suddenly, and it can be sudden, meetings are required and while running an office from the spare room and working in your pajamas is fine for you, it’s not going to wash with new clients or suppliers.
Accordingly, the home office is growing, in more ways than one. But while thought is given to products or services, prices, whether to wear a
suit or go for the ‘smart casual’ look and even whether to let the family dog continue dozing in the corner, not too much thought is given to the office furniture and what it says about your business. Office furniture can make the difference between a home office and a client friendly home office and it needn’t break the bank at such a vital time for your young business.
The trick is, of course, putting a bit of thought into it rather than merely grabbing whatever’s available quickest and cheapest. It will depend on your bisiness type of couse but something as simple as some quality used contemporary office furniture will not only give you the work station you require but will also create an environment that encourages business and gives the impression of a professional workspace in a way that the old family table and a couple of mismatched chairs simply won’t.
Again, thanks to the changing world, this furniture needn’t be expensive or of poor quality. The internet affords a wealth of choice when it comes to finding a supplier to suit your budget and while it’s an unfortunate twist of events for some, the amount of large companies going to the wall also means that office clearance sales can provide plenty of quality, nearly-new, second hand office furniture that will perfectly suit the home office or office with a budget.
Furnishing your new businesses workspace with professional office furniture will help show visiting clients and suppliers that yours is a successful business, one that’s taken seriously, helping inspire confidence in it and, ultimately, helping it grow further still.