Startup Office Essentials: The Right Furniture, Tech and Other Gear
Getting your first office for a startup is a big milestone. It’s an indication that your company is becoming a real business. How you set up that office will also be crucial as it provides some insight into the culture and vision of the company. And of course, the layout and decor will help encourage overall productivity. But how do you go about choosing the furniture and technology—and what kinds of creative amenities should you include?
“To design the right startup office you need to think of two things: tech and company culture,” says Rich Arundel, cofounder and general manager of North America at Currencycloud, a payments platform. “You must choose tech that works for all functioning teams then understand the company culture you’re looking to build and type of people you want to attract—choose the office space and decor with that in mind. Startups are all about people.”
Here are some products, equipment and furniture that may make your team happier and more productive, and ultimately make your startup a stronger company.