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Setting Up Shop for Your Business

Now when you mention QVC most folks automatically think of the people who brought home TV shopping into the mainstream.  So they generally think that QVC is principally for the home buyer.  However, QVC also offers a realm of products used by businesses and offices.  In fact, if you are preparing to establish your own business you could do yourself a great favor by taking advantage of some of the business deals on office equipment and supplies that you can find on the QVC website.  And when you search through these items and begin putting them in your online shopping basket, don’t forget to look for any deals you might find that are available using a Groupon coupon or promo code.  For example, right now you can get a discount of up to $120 off on certain laptops when they are purchased from QVC with a Groupon promo code.  You can actually find all the supplies and equipment necessary to equip your business office for the opening day of operations just by shopping at the QVC website.

When you set up a business office in your home you should design and equip it so that you can work comfortably without interruption or distraction.  Many people find it advantageous to make the business office separate from the mainstream of the home; some even convert the garage or storage shed into their office space.  Others use a basement or attic space.  The important thing is to have a work area where work activities and business conversations can take place without interruption or distraction from the remainder of the household.  One doesn’t want to repeat the experience of the BBC news correspondent whose infant child crawled into the room where he was giving his news report on live worldwide TV.

Your home office also needs furnishings to make it comfortable for you and for guests or clients.  Productivity is often improved if the décor of the workspace is attractive.  So take a few moments to consider things that might make your work area attractive and will help you work better.  Comfortable lighting, audio equipment, and accents like drapes and wall coverings can lend a lot to a home office.  And you may need a computer workstation with space for files and supplies.  Once your office is fully equipped you are ready for the grand opening.