When it comes to starting a new business, there are a million things to think about. You have to consider which recruiting service to use, which neighborhood would be the best place for HQ, which property would have affordable rent in a safe area…the list is practically endless. With all of the things you have to juggle, probably the last thing on your mind is office furniture.
But nevertheless, it is a necessary part of the process. In a way, the way you pick your office furniture essentially establishes the flow of the office. Are you opting for an open office plan like Buzzfeed? Are you going back to the traditional format, like in The Office? Or does everyone have their own separate desks without dividers, so sort of a hybrid between the two?
Well if you’re opting for a more traditional method, you may encounter some unique challenges. Since cubicle companies know that many established businesses (with established revenue) seek out their products, they can overprice their products dramatically. And this works with those kinds of businesses; Chase bank probably isn’t splitting hairs over the affordability of mahogany cubicles. But for the new business that wants to keep profits high and spending thin, this system just isn’t functional.
But thanks to the free market, there is another option besides Craigslist and dumpster diving. And that option is used office furniture. And not just home office furniture compiled from random eBay sellers — entire, cohesive collections of lightly used office furniture. You don’t even have to worry about the company feng shui looking like a hodge-podge hipster shop. You can look completely professional without going for something “homey” or “kitschy”.
Gone are the days when brand new furniture in Los Angeles was the only sensible office furniture option. With Creative Office Design’s expanding footprint, you can now get high-quality used cubicles in Los Angeles, as well as desks and chairs to match. However, you aren’t required to have shared workspaces either. Businesses like these cater to the aspiring business like yours; a company that is starting strong without getting ahead of themselves with overly expensive furniture. They offer all types of desks, files, storage, common workspaces, office accessories…basically any piece of featured furniture in an office so that you can make the perfect office for your company culture.
However, if you are looking to spend up on some brand new furniture, you don’t even have to leave the website. They offer brand new pieces as well so you could mix-and-match if you’d prefer. And in a city like Los Angeles, variety is everything.
Whatever your business does, it’s not likely that all of your clients will have the same vibe. The beauty of Los Angeles is that is changes with every side street — hip Downtown becomes a working-class neighborhood, then Beverly Hills five minutes later until you’re in the bars of Westwood. Shops like Creative Office Design understand that market — and they appeal to it with finesse. Do you need to rebrand to become more relevant to the average age of your customer? No problem. Need more color as your company transitions from strictly industrial to somewhat commercial business? Totally doable. Because smart office spaces, especially in cities that are constantly changing, aren’t just built to last; they are built to change and last. And a business with a sense of mobility, as well as longevity, could really benefit from a company like Creative Office Design.
So let’s say you run over a pothole in the road, and your car is most definitely not happy about it. Upon taking it to the shop, you realize your car has undergone some considerable damage from the pothole, and the repair won’t be less than a couple grand. Although on one hand, yes maybe you should have noticed the pothole. However, it is also the responsibility of the city to properly maintain potholes for the safety of the community. You’re not the “I’m gonna sue you” type…when considering the cost of a lawyer, you even considering just giving up the couple grand and moving on. However, your family and friends are on the same page — this is not a repair that you should have to pay for.
Tentatively, you begin the search for a local lawyer….but you feel kind of out of your league. How can you tell whether or not a law office is good just from their website? What is a “normal amount” for a lawyer to charge for these kinds of cases? Are super affordable lawyers not the best idea because they might be more likely to lose to a more expensive lawyer?
Luckily, there are companies that understand how confusing this process can be. After all, most people who need lawyers are not experts in the art of the law — they need people who can break it down for them. Villasenor Law Offices offer services like these, and they keep their services broad. Although some law offices limit themselves to super specific case types like entertainment or automobile, the Villasenor lawyers keep their options open for the benefit of their clients.
Since they have lawyers that specialize in business, real estate, and personal injury law, they have provided an incredible economic boost to the community. Their target client (and the client who tends to benefit the most from them) is the small business, and it is a perfect example of a mutually beneficial relationship. Based in San Diego, the attorneys at Villasenor Law Offices keep their prices competitive while still providing high-quality services to their clients, they are the perfect legal consultant for up-and-coming business owners. Whether a customer slipped on a piece of ice or you need a legal consult on a real estate venture, Villasenor offices can absolutely provide you with the kind of help you need.
Even if you don’t necessarily have any situations that require legal consult, it’s good business to already be in contact with law offices as you compile employee contracts, tax documents, etc. And the search can be daunting, especially with the way Google can overwhelm you with many more options than you could’ve asked for. Most offices can give you a general (free) description of what kind of services they offer, the average cost depending on what you’re looking for, and an honest opinion of whether or not they would be a fit for your budget.
So whether or not you need one right at this moment, Villasenor Law Offices would be a good place to start if you’re looking for some solid legal consultation.
Zach Reeves stumbled out of bed on Monday morning throwing on his work clothes and trademark glasses. He shot out the door and hopped in his GMC Sierra heading towards the office, on time again. It was a beautiful Fall day. Zach rolled the window down and breathed in. He could swear he smelled Football in the air, or maybe it was just the Fall leaves.
Today his mind was on artificial grass and miniature golf, though. He had landed a big project for his company in downtown Plainsville. Zach was born and raised in Plainsville, so when the Mayor had asked for his help with the downtown rejuvenation project his only answer was yes, of course!
Zach pulled up to the small white building his company occupied and noticed a car he didn’t recognize in the lot. Thinking that was strange because they didn’t typically have visitors he approached the buildings front door. Before he could reach for the handle though the door exploded open. “Hi, Mr. Reeves, right? My name is Bridgette, and I must say I am a huge fan! I’m sure you get that a lot. Anyways I work for the Plainsville Journal and I would love to snag an interview with you.” Bridgette looked down at her watch, “Say right now? Are you free?”
Zach took a step back studying her face. He couldn’t help but think she was quite pretty. She was also staring at him with her large green eyes. Crap, he thought, what did she just say? He wasn’t sure how to respond so he just said, “Sure.”
Bridgette’s face broke into a huge smile, “Oh great, my editor is going to be thrilled! You are the best Mr. Reeves.”
“Please, call me Zach,” he replied, still unsure of what he had just agreed to.
“Okay, Zach,” she laughed putting air quotes around his name, “so shall we?”
“Shall we what?” Zach questioned.
Bridgette giggled again, “Shall we start the interview silly.” She reached out and put her hand on his arm.
Shoot, he thought, what had he just agreed to? He was pretty sure he had a 10 AM meeting he would be needing to cancel now. Even worse, he really did not want to get interviewed. She left him no choice though because apparently, he had already agreed. So, he said, “My office is the second door on the left.” He motioned with his hand towards the hallway.
Bridgette released a breath, and it sounded like she had been holding it in for some time. She talked a mile a minute, Zach thought. “Great,” she said relaxing her shoulders. “So, first question, what inspired your business?”
“Um, I guess it was a combination of my Dad and my love for small town living,” Zach replied.
“Wow, that is so insightful. Okay, so what is your 5-year plan for the business?” Bridgette inquired.
“I guess I haven’t thought about it,” Zach replied, his face reddening.
“Oh my gosh that is so brave,” Bridgette replied. She had a way of making people feel comfortable and uncomfortable all at the same time. “Okay, last question, what are your plans for the big downtown rejuvenation project?”
Now, this was a question Zach could get behind, “Well, I grew up here and I am so thankful I get to be a part of this project. I was planning on using our turf to create a new putting green and miniature golf course where that old abandoned lot is. Not only will this clean up that lot, but it will provide a whole new activity that people can do, which should drive more foot traffic to the local shops and restaurants in the area. I’m really excited to see this come together.”
Bridgette replied, “O my, that is simply wonderful, I can’t wait to see it when it’s done.”
If you are looking for a great turf company you can check out:
26674 Vista Terrace, Lake Forest, CA 92630
Gwen instinctively bit the end of her pen while she waited for her guest to arrive. She had never been interviewed before and despite the fact that she is not a shy person, she speaks publicly in court all the time, she was feeling a little nervous.
Tim walked through the front door under the Immigration Lawyer’s sign and glanced at his watch, oh gosh, he thought, five minutes late how rude.
“Hi, I’m here to speak with Gwen Charm,” he smiled warmly at the receptionist.
“Great, I’ll let her know you’re here,” the blonde receptionist said with a smile.
A minute later a petite brunette emerged from an office. Extending her hand, she said, “Hi, Tim? I’m Gwen it is a pleasure to meet you.”
Tim was awestruck. He had never seen such a beautiful woman before and to make matters worse he was a huge fan of her work. He had no idea how he was going to make it through this interview. He shook her hand and replied, “Gwen it is so nice to meet you, I apologize I’m a little bit tardy.”
“Oh, don’t worry about it, shall we get started?” She replied, directing him into her office. She couldn’t help but notice Tim was quite attractive. She thought, great as if she wasn’t nervous enough.
“So, Gwen I’m here today to talk with you about the work you have done here in Orange County as an immigration attorney. You have made a huge impact on the community and won the hearts of our locals through your selfless work. What would you say is your inspiration?” Tim began, going into reporter mode.
Gwen couldn’t help but blush. “Wow, thank you. I’m not sure what sort of impact I’ve made. I hope it has been a positive one. What I do know is I care very deeply about this community and it is important to me to help those in need. I am inspired every day by the people I meet,” she said.
“That’s amazing,” Tim replied. “Have you always known that you wanted to go into immigration law?”
“Yes, well ever since law school. I worked at an internship that really made me see the importance of immigration law and helping people stand up for themselves. The whole process can be the scariest thing to ever happen in an individual’s life. It is important to me to support and help those in need,” Gwen replied.
Tim was very much enjoying the interview. He continued, “If you had to say, who is your role model?”
Gwen had to think about that one. Finally, she answered, “I guess I would have to say, my mom. When I think back she is the one who taught me to treat others how I wanted to be treated. She taught me to work hard and always stand up for the little guy. I guess you could say she is kind of my moral compass.”
Tim looked at Gwen and took a deep breath. Finally, he knew he had to do it or else he would probably regret it forever. “Last question,” he said, “but this one is off the record. Would you like to go to dinner with me sometime?”
Gwen’s mouth formed an O shape in shock then said, “Yes,” with a smile.
Well, that settled it in Tim’s mind, best interview ever!
If you are looking for an immigration lawyer, you can find a great one here:
K Nair Law Group
31897 Del Obispo St Suite 225, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Tyler and Kelsey’s wedding had been a beautiful whirlwind. When they returned home from the wedding they began to open their gifts. One gift stood out above the rest for its interesting and unbelievable nature.
Tyler and Kelsey could not believe it as they read through the card Kelsey’s uncle had sent. The card read,
Dear Kelsey and Tyler,
Congratulations on your special day! It is a beautiful thing to find somebody who you love and who loves you. I hope you two will cherish each other for years to come and have a beautiful life together just like your Aunt Edith and me.
My gift to you is a new home to house your beautiful memories in. This home is fully paid for and, plot twist, it has not been built yet. Contact the builders at Sailhouse Custom Home Construction to start designing your dream home. There will be no budget for this house, I just hope you will build a home to share many happy memories in.
Your Uncle Harvey
What made this strange, in addition to being gifted an entire house, was the fact that to Kelsey’s knowledge she did not have an Uncle Harvey. There was no return address on the card, just the letter and the contact info for Sailhouse Custom Home Construction.
They could not help but think their friends were pulling a prank on them. Tyler laughed and said, “Well thanks, Uncle Harvey. Let’s give our new home builders a call.” Kelsey laughed too as Tyler began to dial the number for the alleged Mike. To their complete surprise though a man answered.
“Hello this is Mike with Sailhouse Home Construction,” the voice on the other end of the line said.
Tyler looked at Kelsey in shock, “Um, hello this is Tyler. My wife’s uncle had given us your information about building a new house.”
“Oh yes Tyler, I was wondering if you two would ever call. How was the wedding? Beautiful I hope. Why don’t you guys come in tomorrow and we will get all squared away on the plan so we can start construction. That is some uncle of yours offering to pay for everything!” He replied, “How does noon tomorrow sound? My office is here in town.”
Sailhouse Custom Homes
170 Newport Center Dr Suite 220
Newport Beach, CA 92660
“Wow, sounds great,” Tyler replied.
The next day they went into their meeting with Mike and sure enough, Kelsey’s uncle had already paid for everything. They worked with Mike to draw up the plans for their dream house and 4 months later it was time to unveil the masterpiece.
Tyler and Kelsey showed up at 9 AM for their final walk through and they could not believe their eyes. The house had a beautiful large yard, a gorgeous kitchen, six bedrooms, four bathrooms, a great living space for entertaining, and more.
They were so happy with Mike’s work Kelsey could not help but give him a huge hug. Their only regret was never being able to track down her mysterious Uncle Harvey and thank him. They had asked all of their family members and nobody knew anything about an Uncle Harvey… or so they said. Maybe someday they would find out the truth about him but until then they would most certainly enjoy their new home.