If you own a business, then you are likely aware that they are not cheap to run. However, this doesn’t mean that your operational costs need to be excessive.
The best place to start when reducing your business costs is telecommunications. If you have business phones, cell phones, internet, fax, and any other types of communication service then speak with your current, along with new providers, about the deals they can offer should bundle everything together.
If you are willing to sign a contract where one provider manages all of your communication needs, then you can see a serious reduction in your monthly costs. If you operate your entire business online, start with your tech infrastructure. The Groupon Coupons page for Namecheap can help you out with discounted hosting services.
When reviewing these services, be sure to cut out what you don’t need and ensure what you are paying for works for you. While it can seem great to show premium movies on the TV in your waiting room, patients don’t come there for the cinema. This small cost can quickly add up.
Next in line for the chopping block is your stationery supplier. Unless you can tell the difference between brand name glue and a stick of the brand your supplier makes, it’s time to stop paying for the brand name.
Speak with your supplier about swapping as many products as you can over to a cheaper alternative. Often, the supplier themselves will have a budget brand they can offer you at heavily discounted prices.
With your office budget taken care of, take a look at your travel costs. If you fly business class for a one or two hour flight, then you are just wasting your money. Only fly business class when you need the privacy it afford to perform confidential work.
While flying business class is nice and an item you can use against your tax bill, your company still needs the ongoing funds to pay for it until the refund is received. This means that in addition to lowering your year round costs, it also helps your cash-flow.
When cutting costs around the office, the first thought it always to personnel. However, there are many items which can get the boot before any staff need to leave.