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Ways to Reduce Business Costs

Posted on: August 3, 2009

There are several ways to reduce operational business expenses. Some of these suggestions can save you significant money within moments.

STAFF

Find outsourcing and contracting opportunities for ‘ad-hoc’ services. This step can significantly increase business capital.

 OFFICE SUPPLIES

Consider a company-wide ‘green’ initiative. Try a no-print policy for emails and/or print on both sides of the paper.

OFFICE SPACE

Working from home is one of the quickest ways to reduce the company’s overhead costs. With a standard office, there are several expensive costs such as facility, landscaping, and lease management. Not to mention the property taxes and other operational expenses.

CONFERENCING

Using the Internet via web conferencing can save time, costs (travel, phone) and valuable energy.

https://www2.gotomeeting.com/?Portal=www.gotomeeting.com

http://freeconferencepro.com/

 VENDOR MANAGEMENT

Working closely with your vendors and ensuring that they are abiding by the terms and conditions of the contract can reduce overhead costs significantly.

COMPANY PURCHASING

Identify areas in the company whereby purchasing as a group could be more financially efficient. When making a bulk purchase some vendors can give instant savings based upon the amount of items acquired.

About the Author: Priscilla Walker is the president and CEO of Your Dependable VA, Inc. (YDVA, Inc.), a business support & cost effective solutions company. We provide high premium business support and cost effective solutions for small businesses. We focus on administrative assistance, social media marketing, and business development. For more information, please contact us at YourDependableVA@gmail.com. “Have a More Productive Day with Your Dependable VA!”™

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