With technological advances, paperless practices, and document storage in the cloud, you can drastically limit the amount of hardware you need for your office. Below is a list of the essentials:

  • Desktop or Laptop Computer (PC or Mac): This computer should have a large hard-drive and lots of memory (4GB).
  • Two monitors (you will never look back).
  • Multifunction laser printer and copier.
  • Desktop scanner: Paperless office considerations and scanner suggestions, here.
  • Smartphone (iPhone, Android, Blackberry).
  • Backup Hardware: More on backup systems and equipment/services, here.
  • Internet Hardware.
    • Router
    • Firewall (might be built into router)
  • Fireproof safe: To secure backup hardware and other valuables.