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Best Gets For Less

When it comes to office equipment, you surely get what you pay for. Whether you're a cheapskate or a big spender, we show you how to get the most bang for your buck.

This story appears in the July 1999 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

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.

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