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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Leasing Office Furniture: Keeping it Inexpensive and Stylish

Simply put, shopping for office furniture can be a drag. First, you have to decide what style you want your furniture to reflect. Once you narrow it down, you search for the most stylish, comfortable and inviting pieces you can find. However, with every upgrade, the price seems to triple before your eyes! There is a simple solution to this problem that will allow you to choose furniture that fits your business' style with the simple click of a mouse, at a price you can afford.

Leasing office furniture will ensure that you find a payment plan that fits perfectly with your budget while still offering you a plethora of styles to choose from. Whether you are going for a modern, eccentric, sustainable or sophisticated look, you can lease the perfect office furnishings, from your bookcase to your paper shredder. Here is a glimpse at what else you can lease for your office setting:

Desks & ChairsOrganizational FurnishingsClient Seating
Filing CabinetsComputers & MonitorsWork Tables
Wall WhiteboardsBulletin BoardsOffice Decorations
Computer AccessoriesLightingProjectors
Scanners, PrintersPaper ShreddersOutdoor Furniture
First Aid KitWastebasketsTeam Area Supplies

When trying to keep your office stylish, but practical, you need to keep colors and design in mind. If your business facilitates a nonstop, stressful work environment, softer shades will provide a relaxing aura while boosting concentration. If your workplace needs a little more zing, bright colors will energize your employees and get their creative juices flowing. The design of your office furniture should fit the needs of your employees and clientele. Keep posture and back problems in mind when choosing chairs and desks. You also need to account for space and mobility.

Now that you have figured out what chairs are going to go in your reception area, what decorations will be hung on the walls and what color your carpet and ceiling will be, you might wonder, "how is this going to fit into my budget?" To give you an idea of the flexibility of furniture leasing, here are a few leasing solutions offered by Tiger Leasing:

  1. Lease Purchase with $100 Buy Out: This plan allows you to purchase furniture at the end of the lease term, for a nominal fee of $100.
  2. Operating Lease with Fair Market Value: You have the option to purchase at the end of the lease for its fair market value, continue the lease or return the furniture. The payments are lower, but the cost at the end is higher.
  3. Venture Leases: For start-up companies, we provide 100% financing If you have venture capital backing and justification of your business projections.
  4. Deferred Payment: The initial months of this lease have nominal or no payments.
  5. Seasonal Payment: This lease can be designed so payments in one season are lower than payments in another.

Whether you have an empty room or an office in desperate need of renovation, you can find the style and payment plan perfect for your business through furniture leasing. There is no need for the headache of driving store to store, crunching ridiculous prices. With a few simple clicks of the mouse, your office will be transformed!

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Thursday, September 15, 2011

How to Ensure a Safe Workplace for your Employees

When we think about success in the workplace, we tend to grovel over the great leadership of the managers and the near-flawless dedication of the employees. These are both invaluable aspects to a business, but there is one not-so-obvious ingredient to success: safety. Workplace safety is essential to businesses all over the spectrum; whether it is a construction firm, a hospital, or an office. A construction company is not going to be productive if its employees are always falling or becoming injured by machines and offices will not rake in profits if there is hostility or harassment among the employees. There are countless steps one can take to ensure a safe workplace, no matter the setting.

Abide by the Law
The most obvious precaution to take-one that is not even an option-is to abide by the federal and state laws regarding safety. You should already have these implicated if you are up and running, but for new business, there is a lot to take in. The US Department of Labor provides a Small Business Handbook that will guide you through how to meet the legal requirements of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970. This handbook will explain everything from exit doors to electrical safety to injury and illness records.

Lead to Protect
Employers should utilize their leadership skills to make sure every employee is aware of what to do in any situation that might arise. Holding monthly meetings to review safety precautions is a great way to refresh employees' knowledge of each plan, update them on any changes, and address any concerns they might have. It is never a bad idea to display a poster of workplace guidelines and maps and procedures in case of a fire, tornado, flood, etc.

Foster Proactive Employees
One of the most dangerous threats to workplace safety can be conflict among employees. Harassment, threats, disputes, or suspicious behavior could be happening right under your nose, but out of sight. Promote your employees to report anything they might see or overhear to you or another supervisor immediately. Make sure someone is always available to help. Also, be sure your employees have an easy way to contact police, fire, and other safety and security officials in case of emergency.

Improving the safety of your workplace not only prevents harm and potentially dangerous threats, it ensures your employees that you care about their safety and well-being. To implement precautions from the beginning, offer seminars and training sessions that review each plan and discuss your business' policies of mutual respect and dignity. A knowledgeable, safe, and happy team of employees will help boost the success of your business!


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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Labor Day Revelations - De-stress Yourself and Your Business

Another Labor Day has come and gone, and now is the perfect time to take a step back and look at the big picture. Did you know that the first Labor Day was held on September 5, 1882 as a demonstration of workers pushing for better working conditions and wages than the ones they had been shackled in for years? Now, exactly 129 years later, your version of going on strike might look more like backyard barbeques and camping trips. However you chose to soak up your last few summer sun-rays, Labor Day provides a relaxing, well-deserved 3-day weekend and a smooth transition into the last few months of the year. As you get back into the swing of things at the office today, we hope you take the time to plan ahead.

As much as you don't want to think about the winter months settling in and the end-of-the-year hustle waiting for you at the office, it is important to make sure your business is prepared to close 2011 successfully. Here are a few tips to help you handle the post-Labor Day crunch with ease.

Refresh the to-do list

If you have a lot left on your plate, 4 months can seem like a very short time to accomplish everything. Take a look at your priorities and decide which ones need to come before others. You won't have time to make everything your top priority. Also, rethink the assignments you have passed on to staff members. If they seem overwhelmed, consider giving the assignment to someone else or bringing in external resources to help make it through.

Use the leftovers, carefully

If your business has been frugal enough to have money left over in the 2011 budget, think before you spend it. Using leftover budget money can be a great way to get a head start on 2012 business plans, but if you jump too soon, you may waste it on dubious strategies. Do your research and get verification from experts before you spend the money; besides, you have 4 whole months!

Pay attention to the customers

Your customers' wants and needs change, probably every day. You still have time to adjust your brand or make a different product placement, so you need to be listening to your customers' feedback. Find out what people are saying word-of-mouth and make adjustments.

Make sure everyone is buckled in

You may have your team in position or you might be recruiting a few new members to join the 2012 crew. Either way, your employees will not get the next year off to a great start if they are not equipped with the right materials and knowledge. Make sure each project assignment is a good fit by reassessing their skills and talking to them in person. It is never a bad idea to offer professional training, courses, or seminars to expand their knowledge and supply them with new technical skills. Make sure your team knows what they are diving into!

By planning ahead, you can alleviate the stress of the final 4 months of 2011. Lighten the post-Labor Day load and get your 2012 started on the right foot!

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