Don’t you love the back to school energy? A new Muppets lunchbox, shiny new shoes, a pack of number 2 pencils, and empty notebooks just waiting to be filled make me happy.
The great news: as an entrepreneur you can still go back to school shopping and not have to actually ride the school bus.
Plus the homework you do will be rewarded with cold hard cash instead of a unicorn sticker and praise from your teacher. Nice!
Take advantage of the back to school sales of August to purchase necessary items for your business at a sale price.
What Entrepreneurs Should Buy at Back to School Sales
From the Supply Section
Each day, I write Morning Pages, a technique I learned from The Artist’s Way. I find it really helps clear my mind for the day ahead, but it does cause me to go through pens fairly quickly. I prefer a pen with black ink and a thick black line. These are my favorites: Uni-Ball 207 Bold (affiliate link)
Don’t forget a pack of pencils, too. As an adult, I don’t use pencils nearly as much as pens, but it is good to have some around the office for important tasks such as crossword puzzles.
Don’t forget the pencil sharpener! Otherwise, you’ll end up ruining your eyeliner sharpener out of desperation. Not that I know from experience or anything….
Dry erase markers
If you are a work from home entrepreneur, you probably don’t have a conference room with a huge dry erase board. However, you can have something much better.
All you need to do is place a pretty piece of scrapbook paper in a picture frame that has a glass front. You can write in dry erase markers right on the glass. Tip: Go for a simpler scrapbook paper so your writing doesn’t get lost in a pattern.
I have a friend who totally organizes her life via sticky notes using this method. Personally, I use them to jot down quick reminders. Whatever you use them for, back to school time is a great time to snap up an armful of sticky notes.
It’s only a matter of time before you’ll need more, so take this opportunity to stock up.
From the Electronics Section
If your business is in need of a new laptop, now might be the time to purchase one. Before jumping on a great deal, take the time to research the laptop performance ratings and to be sure the laptop has the sufficient hardware and memory you need.
Need a new printer? Check out the deals offered during the back to school sales.
From the Back to College Section
The back to college sales include more than just twin bed sheets and shower caddies. Here are some things you might need for your office from the college sales area.
If you are in the process of transforming a guest bedroom into an office for your business, now is the time to look for a new desk. You’ll be amazed how much more you can get accomplished from a desk instead of the kitchen table or sofa.
Shelving and Storage
Many back to college sales include shelving and storage bin options. Use this opportunity to finally get your office organized.
The back to school sales are meant to get students prepared, but as an entrepreneur you can use this opportunity to benefit your business.
What do you need to purchase for your business?