I have my Office Location - Now What? Equipment and Furnishing Check-List for Private Practices
Becoming a professional solo practitioner means staying on top of things. Staying on top of things means keeping organized. Keeping organized means you need the right kind of office furniture and fixture.
A Word on Cutting Corners
Before we get started - food for thought. The oncoming list might seem long and expensive. You might go through it and think: “Ah, I don’t need all these items. I can save my money for other things.”
Office Equipment and Furnishing Check-List for Private Practices
Plan for the Long Term
Think in Investment rather than Expenditure
Saving might seem a good idea now, but it can come back to bite you in the...neck...later on. Cutting corners is almost best practice in start-ups, and sometimes necessary. However, with each investment you delay, really consider how it might affect your workings and processes. Then make a decision whether you can cross the item off the list or not.
Electronic Equipment: printer, copier, fax machine, phone line (+voicemail) if necessary
Computer system and hardware: online management system for private practices, anti-spyware, malware software
Filing cabinets or storage units with a lock for confidentiality
Inviting furniture, fixtures and decor for the waiting room
Welcoming office setting for the ‘therapy space’, e.g. comfortable seating
Effective office workspace equipment for you when you have to produce documents and write reports
Stationary and other knick-knacks
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