Opening a brick-and-mortar business can be exciting, but of course, as you likely already know, it is also very stressful. You probably have things running through your mind nonstop, which is to be expected. This is a huge responsibility, and a giant step forward with your life. So, having the ability to step back, look at the big picture, and really think about things you can buy that will make a huge difference is not always easy. These are things that you will wish you had long before you ever come up with the idea of buying them. This list will get you started!

Fire Safe

One of the most important purchases you will make is a fire and tamper-resistant safe. Spend the extra money for a quality one. Should the day come when you need the extra protection, you will be very grateful that you have it. You might be saying that you do not need a safe because you don't deal with taking cash in-house. You do need one! Every business needs one, regardless of size. This is the perfect place to keep loan and insurance papers, external hard drives and disks, check book, and other essentials that you may wish you had if there is an unfortunate event. If you live somewhere prone to hurricanes or flooding, then a safe that is both fire and waterproof will be important.

Reflection Creek Wall Fountain with Logo

Logo Fountains

Most business owners do not learn of the great benefits associated with logo fountains until they are at a point when business is sinking and they need a competitive edge. Logo fountains are effective marketing tools. When visitors to your establishment stop to appreciate the beauty of the artistic piece, your logo will also become etched in their mind.

Quality Computer and Software

Do not cut corners with your computer purchase. If you are like most business owners your computer will become the heart-and-soul of your daily operations. You also need to choose your software thoughtfully. Make sure you have a good antivirus and an accounting program that you are comfortable navigating.

Coffee Machine

If you drink coffee or you plan on offering it to customers, clients, vendors, investors, etc., you will get a lot of use out of your coffee maker. A small one that makes only one pot will not get you very far. A quality machine will be worth the money. Plus, it will keep you from stopping at the café before work and on your break, so it will essentially end up helping you save money.