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Saving Money With Your Business

Jan 21, 2008
Whether you own a home based business or a business that employs 1,000 employees, your goal is always to make as much money as possible. This is exactly why you're in business. Just like your home expenses, a business is no different and in order to save money, it requires motivation and a lot of smart purchasing and negotiating.

If you're like most business owners, your drive to cut costs on every end is always on your mind and in order to do so, there are many ways to save money. From saving money on gas to saving money on your employees, the list could be endless. Below are a few ways you can start saving money instantly with your business.

Research is key

Every time you make a purchase, you should be doing your research. IF you have a purchasing department, make sure that they know exactly how to buy an item and how to get the best price. If you have relationships with vendors, make sure you check out other prices every once in a while. Whether you buying a stapler or a thousand computer desks, make sure you check at least five places before you make your purchase.

See if leasing helps

Depending on your business, see if leasing your equipment will save you more money. If you use a lot of technology and you find yourself upgrading every two years or so, it might be better to just lease your equipment instead of flat out buying it. If you're going to go this route, make sure that you check prices from at least five different sources.

Monitor the use

Everyone hates a stalker but when it comes to a business, sometimes you may have to go this route. If you have employees, they are there to make you money, not have fun and get nothing done. If you have the internet in your office, see if you can get filters to filter out the entertainment, etc. Make sure that you monitor your employee's productivity. Studies have shown that this type of monitoring can increase ones production by fifty percent.

Go paperless - use the internet more often

If your business is still mailing out thing via snail mail, maybe it's time to start either faxing items or possibly e-mail clients. Now, we know that some people can't access a computer, that's fine. Maybe offer some sort of incentive to people if they opt to take paperless billing, etc like a coupon offer or something to your liking. If you cut your mailing by half, just think of how much money you can save.

These are just a few ways to save money with your business. The list could go on forever. It's your job to track your expenses well and not spend like a mad man. If you become creative with your spending and you stretch your dollar further, you will see so much more progress with your business. Remember a business that saves is a business that will succeed.
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Tom Tessin runs FINDgascards that focuses on businesses saving with business gas credit cards
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