A Guide to Setting Up a Home Office
Setting up a business has never been easier than it is today; you can register a business online these days and most small business owners have limited capital, which means they need to save money where possible. Every enterprise needs a base of operations and the obvious location would the spare room at home, which can easily be transformed into a working office.
Either a desktop PC or a Dell notebook from a leading Thai supplier provides you with a digital platform on which to work, while a colour printer is also required. Indeed, a laptop offers more flexibility; you can take it with you when travelling and work from any location, something you cannot do with a desktop PC. You can take out a landline phone package and install a Wi-Fi router, or you can get a SIM card from DTAC or AIS in your smartphone and hotspot to your laptop.
It is unlikely that you will be inviting anyone to your office, so you only need a single CEO type office chair; our advice is to get a top brand and you won’t regret it! Start with a Google search for office furniture suppliers and make sure that you read the online product reviews. This is the most important piece of furniture and one that you will spend many years in, as you manage your growing business. Another essential component is a desk, which should be of sturdy make and large enough for your laptop, printer and your desk planner.
We are living in a wireless age and with the right router, your office can be free from ugly wires and cables; wearing a Bluetooth headset allows you to communicate while moving around, which boosts productivity. You probably know that VoIP calls are free and are a much better alternative to cellphone networks, which charge by the minute. Applications such as Zoom and Skype for Business totally by-pass telecommunication networks by using the Internet to send and receive audio and video data. Click here for business plan tips, which might be just what you need.
Create a Soothing Ambience
This is a room where you will spend a lot of time and the décor should reflect this; as you will not be receiving business visitors, you have carte blanche regarding décor. Desktop lighting is a good idea, while a few motivating phrases in the form of wall art will boost your morale when things get tough. We recommend vertical blinds for screening, which are fully adjustable, allowing you to fine-tune the lighting. Once your home office is complete, you can register the business with the government and then you are ready to do business.
Of course, you will need to obtain a small filing cabinet, a desktop planner, paper, pens, stapler and many other items that you would find in a small office. Over time, your office will gradually be upgraded to be a place where you feel good managing your business affairs.