For many entrepreneurs, every dollar counts. That means flying coach, staying in budget motels and possibly leasing an office that has a terrific view of, well, a dumpster. Even those whose dreams have turned into million-dollar businesses rarely forget that watching their pennies helped get them where they are today.
Yet scrimping and saving can sometimes be taken too far. Particularly, when buying office equipment, many small-business owners choose the cheapest model when spending just a bit more would prove a much better value over time.
To help recognize the difference between cheap and too cheap, we've drawn the price line for seven common office products: digital cameras, notebook and desktop computers, LCD projectors, printers, computer monitors, and copiers.