Why You Need a Small Business Consultant

Picture courtesy of stwing.com

Picture courtesy of stwing.com

When an individual starts their business, they sometimes forget the small, but important things, for instance forms that every starting up business should have (like Purchase Orders, Invoices, Receipts), beginning marketing materials (some small businesses only  need a few things to start off with, when it comes to Marketing, there may not be a need for some businesses to get TV time, or set up a huge billboard, or do a huge direct mail marketing project), or even office supplies (like sticky notes, scissors, highlighters, etc.), and that’s where hiring a small business consultant can be a good idea.

You see it is the small business consultants job, to ensure your small business has everything you would need (training manuals, correct branding (meaning all of your documents, email signatures, emails, working templates, etc.), and that is why you need one, because they would either help you figure out everything you would need, or they would end up getting it all for you.

Below are some office supplies that a new small business should have.  Remember, this is just a beginning list, feel free to take away, or add to the list as you deem necessary:

  • Ball point pens (blue, black, red, etc.)
  • Permanent markers
  • Highlighters
  • Whiteboard markers
  • Mechanical pencils
  • Ads
  • Tablets of lined paper
  • 8.5″ x 11″ (letter size) photocopy/computer paper
  • 8.5″ x 14″ (legal size) photocopy/computer paper
  • Envelopes
  • Colored paper
  • Post-It-Notes
  • Paper Clips, Staplers and Tape
  • Small paper clips
  • Large paper clips
  • Binder clips
  • Staples
  • Office tape
  • Packing tape
  • Box cutter
  • File Folders
  • File folders to match your file cabinets:
    • Letter size (8.5″ x 11″)
    • Legal size (8.5″ x 14″)
    • Scissors
    • White Out (correction tape)
    • Staplers
    • Rubber bands
    • Ruler
    • Calendars and planners
    • Postage stamps

What kinds of things are in your office?

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