Easy Ways to Save Money on Your Office Budget
When it comes to operating expenses, the cost of running an office is by far one of the most expensive. And rightfully so, given that space houses your staff which keep our business going.
However, as vital as it is, there are always ways to improve its effectiveness and reduce the costs associated with its operation. Below are just some of the easy ways you can utilize to reduce your ongoing office expenses.
When it comes to your monthly invoices, if you are paying more than three providers then you are paying too much. The reason for this is because, while you may be getting a good deal, you are getting a good deal only on a single supply.
Instead, sit down and make a note of all of your recurring expenses. Then, speak with each of your providers to see which ones can provider which services. If possible, reduce the total number of providers you have to just three.
The most likely to benefit will be:
- Internet Access
- Website Hosting
- Cloud PABX Hosting
By doing this you can see an immediate reduction in your recurring utility expenses and a reduction in the amount of work your bookkeeper needs to do thanks to fewer invoices and providers to manage.
Use Your Personal Savings Tips
If you were at home shopping online for a new shirt, the first thing that you would do is to look for a discount or a voucher. Well, the same goes for your business expenses.
For example, the Groupon Coupons page for Deluxe For Business has an incredibly wide range of products to supply our office at heavily reduced prices. Of course, this tip isn’t just related to business cards and pens. Look for discounts on all of your other office operating costs such as the cost of any car hire you to pay for your staff and even items you use for rewards and recognition.
Change the Brand
Without looking at it, can you name the brand of pen that you are using? Unless you can, there isn’t any reason why you shouldn’t swap all of your stationery supplies over to a generic brand product. Will this result in a reduction in the quality of the pens which your staff use? Yes. Will the new pens still write clearly and reliably? They absolutely will.
Stationery budgets are the first to become bloated because employees simply choose an item that they want, not one which they consider needs to be paid for. For this reason, institute a policy where all stationery items need to be purchased from generic brands or suppliers.
Keeping your office costs down is important for every business, no matter the size, and these are some great ways you can do just that. In additoin to these tips, speak with other business owners who are part of any business councils you have joined about the ways they keep their operationsl costs down.