It’s All in the Details

Equip Your Home Office and Do Some Business

The Holidays are over and it’s time to get back into the mode of making some money for your business. But those supplies running a little low? Take advantage of all those after-Christmas sales, where the majority of stores are trying to decrease inventory for the upcoming year. Not only can you get new equipment for your office at reduced prices, it’s all about timing. Here are just a few great things you might want to purchase for 2007:

Office SuppliesConsider stocking up on office supplies before the year ends. You’ll be able to get some great discounts this time of year. Files, Post-Its, tape, printer cartridges, business cards. Make a list of everything you use, and eliminate all those last-minute runs to the office supply store that wastes precious time.

Wireless Keyboards and MousesIf you’ve ever become frustrated with tangled cords on your desktop, or have had to unravel your mouse in order to use it, then you might be interested in a wireless keyboard and mouse. And to top it off, most cost less than $50!

Small Portable Thumb DrivesGenerally called JumpDrives, FlashDrives, or TravelDrives (depending on the brand), these portable external drives are a great way to store information and transmit it from one computer to another. They’re small, fit into any USB port, and rarely require any software installation. And they’re fairly inexpensive, ranging from $50 to $100.

A ShredderYou handle sensitive financial information, and most of it isn’t even yours. You wouldn’t want that information to fall into the wrong hands. If you don’t already have one, you should definitely purchase a shredder. It will protect you and your clients, and you can get a good one for $40 to $75.

All in One: Copier/Fax/PrinterAre you looking to update your printer or fax? If so, you might consider an all-in-one system that can copy, fax, scan, and print. Depending on your needs, you can get a low-end model that will work well for low usage, or a higher-end model that can handle more usage.

Office FurnitureIs one of your New Year resolutions to organize your office space? A few pieces of office furniture could go a long way in helping you sort your business into nice, organized compartments. Consider purchasing a bookshelf or a filing cabinet (And by the way – did you know there are fireproof filing cabinets. That’s a good way to protect priceless information). That may be all that it takes to clean up your desk and help you to focus on what you do best: accounting.

Laptop ComputerMaybe it’s time for some of you to take technology out your front door; and that’s difficult to do with a desktop computer. Perhaps you consult with business owners at their main office and would to access and update their files. Or perhaps you travel and would like to work on the go. For whatever reason you find yourself itching to work when you’re not in your office, now might be a good time to invest in a laptop computer. Depending on your needs you can get anything from under $1000 to over $3000.

UAC Tax TrainingIf you’ve ever considered expanding your business to include tax services, now is a good time to get started. Through UAC’s Professional Tax Preparer Certification you can learn how to preparer personal and business taxes while earning a professional designation. For less than $1600, you can expand your business, earn a professional designation, and claim a tax deduction. Don’t wait another day, because there are only five left before 2007. Order today!

Whatever you’re looking to buy, now is a good time to get it at a reduced price and be ready for that business coming in your doors.