Setting up a new business is fraught with many little tasks and purchases. One thing to consider is what high tech equipment you will need to execute your day to day tasks. This can be quite a significant expense so it’s important to consider what you need to get, before you go out and spend thousands on items you don’t really need.
Only be as high tech as you need to be
It’s quite tempting to make your new office look like the prototypical modern workplace replete with big screen TVs and blu ray players. If you are very techy company this is all well and good, yet if your business only requires the basics you should stick to that. Not every meeting room needs a TV, and you can easily settle for basic phone conferencing systems rather than the newest models.
Buy quality products
If you do need a slew of tech products be sure to go for high quality versions that provide substance over style. You don’t want to buy something flashy but have to replace it after a year or so. Stick to big brands which have extensive warranties, so you can replace items if needs be.
Kit it out for your clients
If you tend to have clients come in to your office on a regular basis, it might be worth investing in a bit of flash. Having a great screen, or a couple iPads lying around can really impress a client. This applies particularly to techy companies, who need to appear to be at the edge of the technological curve.
Write it off
Technological purchases can normally be written off against your tax. Be sure to keep track of all your receipts throughout the financial year. You can then send them off to your accountant to see what magic they can work.
High-tech products are essential for any business, yet they can be quite costly. So make your purchases intelligently, only get what you need, and write expenses off whenever possible. Once you’ve done this you will have a set of tools that will help your business grow and prosper.
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