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Essential Office Supplies for Starting a Business

A Guide to Help You Decide

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The following is a list of the essential office supplies that you will need in your office:

Pens & Pencils

  • Ball point pens (blue, black, red, etc.)
  • Permanent pens
  • Color pens
  • Highlighters
  • Whiteboard markers
  • No. 2 pencils
  • Mechanical pencils

Paper

  • Tablets of lined paper
  • 8.5" x 11" (letter size) photocopy/computer paper
  • 8.5" x 14" (legal size) photocopy/computer paper
  • Envelopes
  • Colored paper
  • Post-It-Notes

Paper Clips, Staplers and Tape

  • Small paper clips
  • Large paper clips
  • Binder clips
  • Staples
  • Office tape
  • Packing tape

File Folders

File folders to match your file cabinets:
  • Letter size (8.5" x 11")
  • Legal size (8.5" x 14")

Everything Else

  • Scissors
  • White Out (correction tape)
  • Staplers
  • Rubber bands
  • Calendars and planners
  • Postage stamps
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