Sourcing office furniture when finances are tight

September 10, 2012

Having suitable office furniture isn’t optional. Without appropriate computer chairs and so on, your employees will not be able to function. So, whether you’re current items are getting old and tatty, you’re just starting out or you’re moving to larger premises, you’ll need to stock up on high-quality products.

The trouble is, like a lot of organisations yours may be feeling considerable financial strain. Under these conditions, the prospect of shelling out lots of cash on new products might be daunting. Thankfully, help is at hand. As long as you know where to look, you can benefit from excellent deals on furniture.

Business index

Highlighting the tough economic conditions affecting companies in the UK, the Federation of Small Business (FSB) recently released the findings of its latest Voice of Small Business Index.

It revealed that confidence levels during the third quarter of this year fell by 5.8 points to -4.5. This was the lowest level since the start of 2010 and a lack of access to finance was one of bosses’ major concerns.

More figures

The index also revealed that during the three-month period, 40.6 per cent of the firms that had applied for finance had been turned down. Meanwhile, nearly two-thirds of the members questioned thought the availability of credit is poor.

Meanwhile, half of those polled were struggling with the price of fuel, placing added strain on their budgets.

No surprise

Commenting on the findings, FSB national chairman John Walker said: “It isn’t surprising that confidence fell back into negative territory as the recession entered its third quarter as growth flat-lines. The message is clear though – businesses want to grow and invest but they need a helping hand to do so.

“It is frustrating that bank finance is still difficult to get. No matter what is said about demand, more than 40 per cent of applicants have been refused in each quarter this year. This has to change if growth aspirations are to be met.”

He added he is pleased that the government is looking at the idea of developing a small business bank.

How we can help

Here at Furniture At Work™ we know that having access to cheap office furniture can be crucial for businesses. With this in mind, we go out of our way to provide an impressive range of affordable solutions.

Indeed, if you take a look around our website, you might be surprised by the low price tags attached to our goods.

Best price guarantee

To show that we’re not all talk when it comes to this issue, we offer a Best Price Guarantee, which means we won’t be beaten on price. So, when you buy from us, you can be absolutely sure you’re benefiting from the most competitive prices around.

The perfect products

Of course, it doesn’t matter how inexpensive the items are if you can’t find the right versions for you. The good news is, our catalogue is extensive and whether you’re looking for metal filing cabinets, desks, chairs or anything else, we should be able to meet your needs.

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