Making Work More Comfortable

We’re highlighting small businesses from around the country as nominated by you, our readers. If your favorite small business is using Twitter to communicate with customers, let us know about it @fbsmallbiz with the hashtag #mysbc, and it may be featured as an upcoming Small Business of the Day.

Small Business of the Day: Office Relief

Who: E-commerce manager Mike Harrell, 33, @office_relief

What: Ergonomically correct office furniture

When: 1991

How: Harrell said Office Relief founder and president Paul Blaubach got the idea to start the business while selling glare screens for computers part-time in the 1990s.

"He was trying to become a fireman, and customers would ask him for (other products) and it grew into what it is today," Harrell said.

Where: San Leandro, Calif.

Biggest lesson learned from a customer: "How to adapt the business—being able to change to meet our customers' demands," he said. "It's not being so rigid. We are willing to make a change to how we do things if a customer is really adamant about having something done a certain way."

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