We’ve been talking about what office supplies a new business should buy. What do you think of our list?
Whether it’s plain printer paper, fancy headed paper or paper that starts with a T (and which must never, ever run out) every office needs plenty to op-paper-ate.
Smartphones and tablets are great, but notepads are still king for jotting things down quickly (and they don’t incorrectly autocorrect).
Diaries are also under threat from new technology. But a fat diary or organiser on a desk says the person it belongs to is busy, capable and in control.
Like suits, pens say something about their owners. Have plenty of ballpoints and highlighters for everyday use, but take a fancy one to an important meeting.
5. Sticky notes
Perfect for leaving messages for co-workers, they’re also great as customisable bookmarks when taking notes for projects and research.
Yes, staplers are good for holding documents together. But ask any man and he’ll say loading one makes you feel like you’re a gunfighter in a Western movie.
Files and folders make an office look busy. Even if you don’t have anything to fill them with yet, have some on display to make your new business look successful.
When a company invests in good quality envelopes, it shows they’re taking the little things seriously. Don’t skimp on what you send.
If you’re sending confidential material in the post, use glue and sticky tape to seal the package. The more secure it looks, the more pleased the customer will be.
Never, ever put confidential documents or things with addresses into a bin. Always shred them first, both to protect you and your customers.