By Peggy Jo Goodfellow, Arizona Farm Bureau Marketing Manager: It can be a huge undertaking to set up an office. You’ll most likely have to find the right location, design your workspace, choose whether to lease or buy a premise, and ensure you have all the office furniture, storage and supplies you’ll need.

Farm Bureau members are fortunate to have Office Max/Office Depot as a member benefit provider. Members can save up to 60% at Office Depot/Office Max on all office essentials, at, login and then click on Member Benefits.

“I save at Office Max everytime I shop,” said Matt Schmidbauer Farm Bureau Financial Services agent. “The saving varies depending on the items I purchase. Sometimes I only save a couple dollars on one item, but the savings adds up over time. I’m setting up a new office, so every dollar counts.”

Whether you are equipping your first office or sprucing up and re-stocking your current one, the following checklist will help you determine and track which furniture and supplies you need to help your business run more smoothly

Office Furniture and Equipment                          

Comfortable chair                                         
File cabinets                                                                           
Client seating                                                
Fire-proof safe                                                           
Desktop and pocket calculators                    
Wall whiteboard and markers                                                                                                            
Paper shredder                                                           

Fax Machine
Alarm system                                                
Fire extinguisher                                           
First-aid kit


General Office Supplies
Business cards
Imprinted advertising specialties
Postage stamps
Printer cartridges
CD and disks
Pencils and pens
Xerox paper
Cleaning supplies
File folders

Editor’s note: For more information on our member benefits including our regional benefits go to Arizona Farm Bureau’s member benefits page online. Or, download the Member Benefits app to your smart phone for easy, everyday access to your benefits.

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