As an office manager and a long time contact in the business world, I have seen a lot of things in my days. I am what you would call a business mogul, since I seized the opportunity to start my own business from scratch and perform in an unprecedented manner to bring success, wealth, and fame to myself as well as the people that work for me. That being said, I truly believe that the most important part of any business is not the product or the service; rather, I believe that any truly successful business relies heavily on the type of supplies that you might find in the office.
This might sound crazy to some of you less experienced business men and women, but I am here to tell you that the office culture and the supplies available to people in that office can make or break the success and overall health of a company. Fortunately for you, I have taken some time out of my day to come on the internet and talk about some of the office supplies that you need to have on hand if you are trying to run a successful company.
Now, I realize that things have changed in the recent months and with so many people working from home instead of at the office, but I encourage you to use some critical thinking skills and apply the advice I am about to give to scenarios outside of the present work-from-home environment.
The first type of supplies that you should have on hand at your business is packing and shipping supplies. Now, you might think that I am a little crazy by saying this one; however, it is super important to have some proper shipping supplies on hand in the event that you need to quickly send something off to a client or business partner. Unforeseen circumstances can create real problems for companies, so by being prepared and having various shipping supplies on hand, you can avoid a lot of headaches in advance.
One such shipping gear that I truly appreciate is the invention of poly bags. Poly bags are great because they are super cheap and lightweight, so all around it does not cost much to purchase or ship these things. Beyond that, having some nice boxes or other empty packages laying around can really help your business to function better when you are in a pinch. So take my advice to heart and go order some packing and shipping supplies in bulk. Also, by ordering these things online and in advance, you don’t have to worry about driving all the way to the store or to the post office. After all, time is money folks!
The other tip that I want to give you about office supplies and work culture involves the use of technology. We are living at the edge of history and technology at all times, which means that we need to constantly adapt to the ever-changing technological climate that we find ourselves in.
I know for a fact that proper technology (or lack thereof) can be the difference between a company going under or profiting beyond anyone’s wildest imagination. With all that being said, I implore you to go out and buy a 2,000 dollar macbook this instant. It will definitely be worth it, and you will look and feel really cool while you are working on it.