Running your own business can be a stressful, but often rewarding, journey. There’s always so much to keep on top of and organise, that as business owners we need all the help we can get!
Whether you’re a new business owner or have been running your own business for a few years now, we have some great ideas for workplace supplies which will help your office run smoothly. Let’s take a look!
- A wall calendar/digital calendar
As we’ve already touched upon, organisation really is everything in business. A must-have for every business is some kind of calendar which every staff member has access over. Whether this is a wall calendar or a digital calendar which you give all team members access to, whichever works best for you and your business.
- A stationery cupboard
It might sound boring, but even in an increasingly digital age stationery is key to the smooth-running of an office. Most of us still enjoy the feeling of writing down and ticking off a to-do list to keep us motivated, and taking notes over the phone is so much easier done with pen and paper. So allowing your employees access to a never-ending supply of stationery can really help them stay organised and carry out their roles effectively.
- A fully stocked first aid kit
Having appropriate health and safety supplies in your office is a legal requirement, and you can find out more about the legalities and what exactly you need in your office first aid kit here. But while most businesses do have a first aid kit, how often have you ever checked and re-stocked it? It’s a good idea to delegate this role to your office first-aiders, if they can get into the habit of checking your first aid kit once a month and letting you know if any items need re-ordering, then you’ll help ensure your office is a much safer place to work.
- Letter and packing supplies
Whether you’re an online e-commerce business or regularly need to send out documents and paperwork, make sure you have plenty of packing supplies in your stationery cupboard at any time. It’s affordable to stock up on these types of items, as they’re often cheapest when bought in bulk.
- Great broadband/wi-fi
Of course, we couldn’t leave this off our list! What would a business be without access to extra-fast broadband? If you want to really get the most out of your employees and their time in the office, then make sure you find the fastest possible broadband available in your area, as quite often broadband connections can get overloaded in office areas when multiple people are accessing the internet in one space. So it’s best to go with the fastest connection you can find.
We hope we’ve given you some food for thought and some ideas on how to help your business run smoothly. Whether you’ve felt slightly out of control or just want to put some better practices in place, the right workplace supplies can really make all the difference to your business.