Starting a small business takes courage, faith, and determination. Once you’ve written your business plan and secured adequate funding, the next step is to fill your empty office space with necessary supplies and create a work environment conducive for creativity and growth.
To help you with your small business journey, we’ve made a checklist of the best small business office supplies you need to have. Grab a pen and add these “must haves” to your shopping list.
The Best Small Business Office Supplies You Need To Have
Reliable Office Furniture
One of the most common mistakes that new small businesses make is filling their office space with furniture that is not reliable. This leads to recurring expenses for repairs and/or new purchases which can greatly affect your annual profit. Here are some suggestions for basic office furniture that most profitable small businesses use:
- Comfortable office chairs
- Sturdy desks
- Filing cabinet
- Decorative rugs
- Shredder, Hole Punch, Stapler, etc.
- Recycling bins
- Wastepaper baskets
- Wall decor
Note: Don’t buy the newest or most expensive furniture [if you can’t afford it] when first opening your business. Look for good prices and shop for items in mid-range pricing.
Stop by your local office supply store and stock up some of the most used stationery and paper supplies that you and your employees may need. These supplies include but are not limited to:
- Computer/printer paper (8.5” x 11” and 8.5” x 14”)
- Business cards
- Post-it notes
- Legal pads
- Pencils & pens
- Permanent & dry erase markers
- Paperclips, staples, tape, rubber bands, etc.
Postal Mailing Supplies
- Stamps (or postage meter)
- Packing tape
- Bubble wrap
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Alright, back to the supplies 😬
General Office Supplies
- First aid kit (safety is very important in the workplace!)
- Fire extinguisher (at least one)
- Trash bags
- Hand soap
- Paper towels
- Plasticware (forks, spoons, knives, plates)
- Drinking glasses
Make Your List & Check It Twice
Now that you know the best small business office supplies you need to have, I’m sure you’re ready to hit the furniture and office supply store but don’t forget about those employment tax forms.
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