In today’s competitive business environment it pays to be cost efficient in your office operations. Here are some small business tips to keep office costs under control.
Get out of the habit of sending documents by overnight delivery or over phone lines by fax. Just convert the documents into PDF files and cut your costs by sending the documents online. To add to the bargain, your client will get their documents more quickly too.
With all of the advances in technology, web-based training is an alternative that should become the norm very soon. By making web-based training more the rule rather than the exception, you can save money on travel, lodging, and per diem.
Make a habit of regularly acquiring bids from new suppliers. This keeps your current supplier nimble and ready to keep your business with a competitive bid. If the supplier does not come through, you will have found a lower cost alternative.
Or, are you charging too much for your products or services? Make sure to stay up to date on what your direct competition is charging and adjust accordingly. To spur sales, offer limited-time coupons.
It is amazing the money you can save when you cut your costs in a few areas around the office.