Much has been said about starting a business and working from home. Twenty years ago, it was rare for most people to conceive of working for a company from their home. They were dependent on the files, copiers, fax machines and telephone lines owned and maintained by their company and little could be done about it. With growing populations crowding cities and traffic snarls and accidents taking a toll on the workforce, corporations were tasked to come up with ways to allow more work to be done at home. However, it was not until the technology was created and put into widespread use that this really became possible. When it did, companies like IBM led the way and within a few years had 40% of it’s workforce working remotely. Even with the announcement by IBM last year that it’s calling workers back to the office to “co-locate,” more people are still working remotely than ever before.
Many new businesses are starting up with the goal of working from a spare room in the home, the bedroom suite, or from an outbuilding on their property. One thing that will be key to their success is having the look and feel of a dedicated space that your customers and clients can recognize as a legitimate workspace where serious business is conducted. To achieve this many turn to the big box stores that carry a small sampling of office furnishings in its inventory. While this may work for certain types of work from home scenarios, those who are conducting businesses which involve heavy foot traffic or multimillion dollar contracts would do well to search the National Business Furniture site. They have a staff dedicated to helping you select the right components for the functionality you want to fit the needs of your business whether you’re starting out or expanding. And they offer additional savings through Groupon, so you can equip your workspace for less. Using a national business furniture coupon is a smart move to make right now because you can shop the latest styles and save as much as 50% on your selections.
As the remote work force continues to grow, employers know that giving employees the choice to work from home at least part of the time will be a deciding factor in whether they accept a job offer or not. After making the monumental decision to call workers back to the office, IBM saw lots of resignations and disappointed workers among the ranks. Whether you work from home for your self or for a Fortune 500 corporation, check out the inventory at National Business Furniture and use a Groupon code to save money so you’re ready either way.