Cutting costs does not have to mean cutting corners and can even result in increasing efficiency especially when technology is utilised well. With this in mind here are a few useful tips to saving money and increasing your businesses bottom line.
Video and Audio Conferencing
Businesses spend thousands of pounds a year on train tickets to attend meetings around the country. Video and audio conferencing technology is a cheap and easy alternative to travelling from town to town, and saves on exhaustion from travelling. Rather than an entire day being centred on one trip, you can organise your work and time around a scheduled video meeting and get more done during the day and save money. Many video conferencing tools also give the option to display presentations and even set up a white board for brainstorming and sharing ideas.
Purchase used equipment
It’s all well and good having the state of the art photocopier and printer, but if you feel a second hand or regular copier would do the job then why break the bank? Many companies sell refurbished second hand software and hardware which will work just as well as a brand new one. Look into finding cheap deals online for the equipment and resources.
Working from home
By setting achievable targets and being in contact over messenger services you can allow your staff to work from home and save on the cost of running an office. Employees also benefit by saving on travel and food costs, and it helps to reduce the stress of travelling into work. Allowing employees to work from home will give them an incentive to achieve targets.
Use free online marketing
There are a vast number of ways to promote your business online for free. Take a look at our Blog – “online multi channel marketing for small businesses” to find out more.