From the depths of recession always comes new hope, and this recession is no different. With the global economy struggling to kick start its way back from the brink, unemployment and job opportunities are making it increasingly difficult for people to get where they want in work. Enter the army of self employed workers who have started going it alone, although they are not alone as there are record numbers turning to self employment this time round. Being self employed means you can create opportunities for yourself, and others but has its drawbacks. Getting set up can be expensive and if you are planning to hire staff, the equipment they will need will make your costs increase again. This is where Furniture Hire has become so popular. Companies like Furniture Hire UK are able to lease desks, chairs, filing cabinets, meeting tables, and just about anything else furniture wise you may need in an office, and new start up companies only have to pay the hiring costs. The advantage of furniture hire is that there is simply no initial outlay, and the flexibility is immense. If the new company starts doing well, they can hire new staff, and simply hire more desks. If things start to go a little quieter, they can reduce staffing levels and reduce the amount of furniture they’ve hired. It makes such a difference from buying it, when companies who’ve had to buy everyone a desk are left with no staff, but an army of wooden desks and blue chairs when things go quiet. A quick trip to eBay will show that the second hand desk market holds little value, so those planning on buying desks with the view to selling them if things go quiet could be on to a big loss.