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Office Setup and Design

Resources for effective office design, home office designs and getting the best lease deal.

Three Questions to Ask Before Setting Up Your Home Office or Workspace
Setting up a home office requires some forethought and planning. Review these three important questions before you start to create your home office.

Home Office Checklist
Use this checklist to identify the items you need to create an efficient home office that will help you work productivity.

The Pros and Cons of Working from Home
Home-based small business owners need to consider the pros and cons of working from home before setting up a home office. Here are a few things to think about.

How to Create a Mobile Office for Your Small Business
Creating a mobile office can free you from the confines of one location, and help you work from anywhere. Here are some tips to help you get started with creating a mobile office for your small business.

Should Your Small Business Go Paperless?
Small businesses can save money and become more productive by going paperless, but it's a complex decision for all businesses. Here is a look at the pros and cons of creating a paperless office.

Set Up Your Home Office or Business Office
One of the multitude of tasks in starting a business is the setting up of your office at home or in a business 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.

Before You Buy: Just the Facts on Internet Fax
Although faxing remains one of the most efficient means of transmitting such documents, companies no longer need a land line or a costly fax machine in order to send and receive them. Instead, they can use Internet fax.

60 Seconds to a Better Office Space Design
A recent Microsoft Hardware Poll found 90% of employees stated their office space design had a direct effect on productivity. Do yourself a favor and take a few simple steps to better office design to help your well-being and bottom line.

Is A Shared Office Space in Your Future?
It makes sense to choose your office space like any business decision; look at the alternatives and determine your best course of action. One cost-effective alternative to traditional office leasing is the shared office space.

5 Home Office Design Tips for Better Productivity
Do thoughts of going into your office dampen your entrepreneurial spirit? It may be time to consider your office design and your productivity. You may not have the time or budget for an office design makeover, but a few simple ideas can go long way in boosting your business productivity.

Office Space: Lease or Buy?
Buying or leasing office space is an important decision for growing a small business. Review the pros and cons of office space leasing vs buying.

Small Business Long Distance Tips
Small business owners dread the thought of switching their small business long distance because of confusion over how to choose the best calling plan for their budget and calling patterns. The following are tips on how to choose the best small business long distance phone plan.

Mobile Office
Catherine Roseberry our resident About.com guide on Mobile Offices says," Working in a mobile environment is rewarding, but it takes hard work & a lot of knowledge. This site will become your mobile office technology destination providing you with information on the gear, software and resources to help you work successfully in a mobile work environment."

9 Designs to Spice Up Your Office
A BusinessWeek article that displays a collection of innovative products that can add a little spice to any office.

Office Design & Seating Ergonomics
No office planning would be complete without advice from This Old House. Curtis Rist's article on "Home Office Solutions" includes office design information and an ergonomic seating illustration.

Office Space Locator
Any business owner looking to lease, buy or rent office space should visit OfficeFinder. In fact, this site has helped over 70,000 business since 1995. Includes free tools, advice and "250 knowledgeable and experienced commercial real estate office tenant representation experts in over 300 markets". (For American and Canadian businesses)

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