From real estate to banking to software engineering, there are more opportunities than ever to work from home in just about any industry. Working from home can have a great deal of perks, but only if you have a dedicated space with the right office equipment at your disposal. While you won’t need all the bells and whistles of a traditional office environment, you should have the following essentials for a functional home office.
Private, Dedicated Space
If you’ve ever tried to get work done on the couch or at the kitchen table, you know how unproductive the home environment can be for your work. That’s why you’ll want to have a spare room or loft that can be fully dedicated as your office. When you have a dedicated space of this nature, your home office is more than a center for productivity free from household distractions—it’s also a potential tax deduction.
Printer, Scanner, and Copier
Once you’ve chosen your space, you’ll want to set it up with the right office equipment. Along with your desktop computer or laptop, you should have a printer, a scanner, and a copier readily available. These may all be part of the same device, or you might want to invest in a high-capacity desktop copier, a high-speed scanner, or a high-volume printer, depending on the nature of your work and the types of documents you work with. Keep in mind that you don’t necessarily have to buy this equipment outright. Instead, you can lease office equipment. This lets you utilize the most up-to-date technology at an affordable rate.
Reliable Internet Connection
If your internet connection at home tends to have a slow speed or frequently goes out, then you should contact your internet provider for an upgrade—or look for a new provider—before you take your workload home. Pay particular attention to upload speeds when selecting your internet service plan, as you may frequently need to upload and share documents with clients or a central office.
Arizona Business Equipment has everything you need for an efficient office, whether you’re working from home or in a shared workspace. We provide copier, scanner, and printer lease programs in Tucson, Sierra Vista, Mesa, and Phoenix. Learn more by calling us at (520) 888-2679.