Are you tired of having to root around through a desk drawer to find the right key? If so, why not make getting your firm’s keys in order a top priority this week? With the right office supplies on hand, it is easy enough to do. Here are four office organization tips to help you resolve this dilemma:
Office Organization Tip #1: Invest in a Key Cabinet
One of the best ways to organize keys is to invest in a secure key cabinet. There are many companies that manufacture secure key cabinets. Among them are SteelMaster, SecurIT, CARL and Durable. Some of the key cabinets are designed to be mounted onto a wall. Others, like the Portable Zippered Key Case by SteelMaster, are not. The portable ones tend to be ideal for mobile businesses and landlords who own multiple properties.
Office Organization Tip #2: Select a Mounting Location
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It’s time for a new office printer, but which one? Technology is improving so rapidly, constantly adding new bells and whistles that it’s hard to pick one that will suit your needs best. Here are some steps that will help you sort through the jungle of technology and help you make the best purchasing decision for your next printer.
Budget – Setting a limit to your budget will help you quickly decide what features are must-haves for your printer and what features are nice-to-haves, but not not necessary.
Purpose – What do you need your office printer to do? Here a few questions to ask yourself.
Tax time rolls around every year, and whether you need 1099 Tax Forms, W-2 Tax Forms, or even the proper envelopes to mail out forms this year, Officeville can take care of you.
Our shopping cart streamlines your tax preparation needs by gathering all the related products into one easy-to-read page of information.
Just click Shop Online to open our product page, and then click on the blue Order Forms button near the right side of the page: Year End W-2s & 1099′s. We’ve conveniently loaded our tax-related forms and supplies in one location for you to find what you need!
Here are just some of the items you might need for your small business tax preparation:
- 1099 Double-Window Tax Envelopes
- IRS Approved 1099 Tax Forms Kit
- IRS Approved 1099 Misc. Tax Forms Kit
- W-2 Tax Forms Kit
One of the many tasks associated with business ownership is year-end record storage. Large companies frequently have the assets needed to hire outside firms to handle such matters. Many home-based businesses, on the other hand, have to order office supplies and take care of it in-house. Understandably, this may seem overwhelming at first. So we’ve put together the following record storage tips that may help:
Tip #1: Review Record Retention Guidelines
When it comes to establishing a record storage system, reviewing basic retention guidelines is a good place to start. They typically spell out which records must be saved and for how long. To obtain a copy of general business retention guidelines, we’d suggest downloading IRS Publication 583. It is updated periodically and readily available through the IRS website.
Tip #2: Select Storage Area
Next, it is crucial to select the right storage location. We’d suggest choosing one that is… Continue reading
In today’s highly mobile business world, the majority of Americans use a laptop to connect to the home office. Of course with that comes the need for laptop cases. They are designed to protect the laptops during transport and keep one’s portable office supplies organized in the process. Because there are so many different laptop cases available, people often have a hard time selecting the right one. That’s why we wanted to provide the following tips:
Tip #1: Style/Types
First, take a moment to think about what your typically work week is like. Doing so should help you determine which style or type of laptop case is needed. For example, if you ride a bike to the office a messenger bag may prove to be the best option. It is designed to be worn during physical activities. Rolling laptop bags, briefcases or sleeves may be suitable for business people on… Continue reading
According to Occupational Safety and Health Administration standards, one of the items that every office must have is a well-maintained first aid kit. Although that may seem simple enough, there are several issues that managers must consider before making an office supplies purchase. With that said, here are a few tips for business managers tasked with selecting and maintaining first aid kits:
Office Supplies Tip #1: Check Industry Standards
Because each industry is unique in its own right, it only makes sense that first aid kits should vary too. Therefore, it is best to check the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s industry guidelines. They will help office managers determine which first aid kits will keep them in compliance with all government issued standards.
Office Supplies Tip #2: Take a Head Count
Once the industry standards have been verified, office managers should run any necessary human resources’ reports to determine how… Continue reading
Instead of seeing typical fall colors in marketing and advertisements, more and more retailers are showing pink as the preferred color for October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Here is some interesting information we found about breast cancer. Officeville cares, please pass this information on to any woman who may need to know.
This month marks the 27th year of recognizing Breast Cancer Awareness. Pink or pink-ribboned products line store shelves with a portion of the sales donated to cancer care or research.
Breast cancer is an important health issue, affecting one in eight women during their lives. Unfortunately, the most significant risk factors for breast cancer are ones you cannot change – being a woman and growing older. Despite the fact that every year approximately 200,000 women will find out they have breast cancer, there are still a lot of misunderstandings about the disease, its diagnosis and prevention.… Continue reading
Internet usage is growing more each day, and online security is something that people should be diligent about, with their desktop computers, laptops, tablets, and even smart phones. Every day hackers write new code and develop new schemes to steal your personal information and money. But, you can keep yourself and your computer safe and secure with these six tips.
Keep your antivirus and malware software up-to-date
Your office should have a standardized procedure for ensuring that antivirus and malware software is current and regularly scanning each computer. Many electronic viruses enter a workplace through email or downloads, but they can also be stored on USB drives. Make sure the virus scan includes all parts of the hard drive as well as any external drives that are commonly used.
Research before downloading anything
Many people unknowingly allow hackers access to their computer when they download documents, software or apps without… Continue reading
Buying new corporate office furniture gives you a chance to update the office, make it more functional and speak for your company’s image. It will be a long time until the new furnishings are replaced, so it’s important to carefully consider your current and future needs as you make your decisions.
Buying new corporate office furniture is a big job, but it doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Make it manageable by considering these five tips.
You’ll need to brainstorm and plan to figure out how much furniture is needed and will fit in the space available. Here are a few ideas to get you started
- How many associates need individual work space or private offices?
- Do you need to provide space for group projects and meetings?
- How much storage space is needed for files, books and other materials?
Employee needs and input
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Cheryl sits at her desk 10 hours a day. She suffered from frequent headaches and lower back pain. She didn’t even notice the shoulder strain anymore. But what she did notice was the stiffness in her knees, legs and lower back each time she stood up. She always needed to take a few steps, stretch her back and shake her legs to loosen up before walking down the hall. Getting older is tough, she’d tell herself. She never realized her desk chair was a huge culprit in her discomfort.
Sitting at a desk hour after hour stresses and strains our bodies. Inadequate chairs compromise our posture. But ergonomic desk chairs offer an investment in good health. Here are just a few of the benefits Cheryl realized with the use of a well-adjusted chair.
Quality of Life
By establishing an ergonomic work center, Cheryl was able to reduce and prevent the… Continue reading