Stretching your business dollarI continuously marvel when new businesses spend their cash buying new furniture and such when they furnish their offices or store front.
When you open your own Mom and Pop store, sales may begin at a much slower pace than you initially hoped (or planned). So to stand among the new full priced furniture and other incidentals while waiting for customers is even more galling to me.
Back in September, we moved from a second floor office space I had rented for 7 years. Our new ground floor office is nearly twice the size of the old and additional furniture would be needed. Did I go out and spend at the new furniture stores? Nope. I looked to used office furniture stores and eventually bought a couple of desks, chairs and such through Craigslist.
My recent find (yet another desk) set me back a paltry $50 (american). The desk was less than three years old and had been in the home of a highly educated married couple moving to New York. It was obvious they had taken great care of it and now it resides in my office space. That's what I mean by stretching your business dollar.
I am not against buying new and do buy new when furnishing my home. It's just so important to maintain cash reserves for your business. Used just may be a viable alternative when you want to remain in business for the long haul.
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Richard J. Garcia | 12/29/2010