3 Things That Can Make Your Day at the Office Easier

Any day at the office has its challenges. From the time you wake up in the morning to the morning commute to the actual time spent in the office, what you do for a living can be more of a frustrating task than a joy.

We all look forward to any idea that might be able to help, within reason. Thank goodness that with the evolution of technology comes a few gadgets that could make your day at the office a little easier. Below are three such day saving devices.

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Checkweigher Machines

Have you ever had to take a package to the post office and have it weighed to see how much the postage was going to cost you?…

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Buying Options: Try Before You Buy

Running a small business involves more than just selling products or services at a profit – effective investment in new equipment can make a significant difference to your monthly bottom line. With that in mind, it’s usually a great idea to consider various options before you buy to make sure you’re getting the best possible value, and that the equipment you’re considering is right for you.

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So here’s a guide to the options for testing and purchasing new equipment in order to see if it’s right for your business.

Try Before You Buy

When considering investing in any new equipment for your business, it’s a great idea to first see if the equipment you’re looking into is available for either hire or hire purchase.…

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6 Ways To Save Money When Setting Up An Office

6 Ways To Save Money When Setting Up An Office

It’s one thing to have a company that has been around for a number of years and is able to afford great big offices. For newer entrepreneurs, however, it’s not as simple as just setting up any office they want and worrying about the costs later. Everything needs to be budgeted out so the company doesn’t lose too much money before it starts to pull in revenue.

These 6 tips will help you to save money right away:

  • Don’t get a full-sized office unless you definitely need it – A startup can always opt for incubator spaces, office rentals rather than sign a full-sized office.
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Five Items Needed To Keep Your Office Safe

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Although industrial workplaces may have more incidents of serious injury, those operating businesses in normal office environments must also concern themselves with the safety and well-being of their employees. The following lists some of the items all offices should have on hand for emergencies.

1. First Aid Kit. No office is complete without a basic first aid kit. Employers should store an adequate number of first aid kits, based on the number of employees, in prominent locations throughout the office. At a minimum, each kit should contain bandages, antibiotic ointment, hot and cold packs, burn cream, rubbing alcohol, over-the-counter pain relievers, throat lozenges, and tweezers.…

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Streamlining Your Workstation For Productivity

What’s all the fuss about keeping a clean desk? In college, my favorite professor had stacks of books and articles that rivaled the Empire State Building. CEOs like Apple’s Steve Jobs and Amazon’s Jeff Bezos have even been photographed at desks that didn’t exactly display a model of organization.

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Still, if you’re running a small business, you want things to work efficiently. That boils all the way down to your work station, both as an example to your employees and a place where you can be as productive as possible in the least amount of time necessary.

At the end of the day, your desk should have little more on it than your computer, keyboard, mouse pad, phone, and perhaps a framed photograph of a loved one.…

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Top Ways SMBS Can Save on Energy Costs Now

saving on energy costsAs the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day approaches, consumers and businesses everywhere are thinking about ways to reduce energy consumption and lower their energy bills. Affordable alternative energy sources are years away and utility-driven conservation measures like the Smart Grid won’t help SMBs in the short term, if at all.

While we await advances in energy creation and conservation, consumers and businesses are faced with skyrocketing energy costs. Businesses are particularly hard hit as they are forced to pay higher rates due to their higher peak energy usage.

SMBs looking to reduce energy use and costs quickly and affordably would be wise to look at the following biggest energy wasters and tips for controlling energy use and costs for each:…

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Avoiding A Pain In The Neck At The Office

avoiding a pain in the neckSitting in front of a computer all day can be a pain in the neck…literally. There are a few simple changes you can make to your office to give your back, neck, eyes and even wrists a break.

“¢ Use a desk or a computer workstation that is ergonomically correct. Look for a non-reflective work surface (if you have a glass desktop, add a desk pad to cut down on glare) and a pullout keyboard tray. An articulating keyboard tray makes it easy to adjust your keyboard to the height that’s right for you.

“¢ Use an ergonomically correct office chair that supports your back while absorbing and distributing your weight.…

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