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5 Ways to Cut Costs for Your Business

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One of the biggest challenges most business owners face is the issue of cutting costs. There are measures that must be taken before financial trouble strikes and the bank balance looks lean. Saving money can actually help churn cash into expansion, improvement and new business goals, leading to steady growth.

Here is a list 5 basic and simple ways that can be employed to cut costs by any business regardless of the nature of their operation.

  • Hire the right employees

Salaries are a major expense for any business, and such costs are fixed regardless of whether or not the employee is helping make money or not. The business must be able to retain employees so that they can make back the money they invested on them. The business must employ efficient people who stimulate income, and this must be more than the money that is spent on them. the team must be made of people who are trained, efficient, experienced and hardworking.

  • Go digital

Time is money when it comes to most businesses; meetings are just time-consuming and a waste of productive hours. The opportunity cost of meetings must be analyzed, the agenda must be predetermined and what can be done via an email should not be done over wasteful meetings. Whenever possible individual updates must be taken instead of group meetings.

Cut on travel expenditures by only having face-to-face meetings with clients when necessary.  Do Skype video-calls or use Go-to-Meeting whenever possible. This will save precious time and money spent on travel by the team. Webinars can be organized for training purposes and skill building can also be carried out digitally.

  • Environmentally friendly practices

Employing environmentally friendly business practices can save cash. Reduction in energy consumed will mean less cost incurred and thus, more savings.

  • Using LED light bulbs, pre-programmed thermostats and regular energy audits of the office premise can help.
  • Reducing the consumption of renewable supplies like paper by sending electronic messages and documents, avoiding the printing of emails and recycling printed paper can go a long way to save money.
  • In the office cafeteria or kitchen install a water dispenser instead of water bottles.
  • Use reusable coffee mugs and use rags instead of disposable paper to clean spills.
  • Employ cloud computing

A lot of money is drained in software and equipment upkeep, this can be considerably reduced by using cloud computing. This will help save on logistics and licensing money. Entire servers can be put on the cloud, saving both hardware and maintenance costs along with making employees more mobile.

  • Outsource to cut costs

Keep what is essential office work in-house. Something as small as coffee and water supply delivery can be outsourced; this will cut on employee time being wasted to run such housekeeping errands. Notary and signing services can also be outsourced.

A business has to face ever-increasing taxes and incur fees annually; these expenses have to be constantly balanced with revenue, in order to be profitable. The sooner you employ these money saving practices the better it will be for business.

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