Most of the business owners and entrepreneurs I know aren’t sitting around waiting for Congress to take action to improve our sluggish economy. They adapt to the current situation, they look for opportunities, and they look for different ways to get things done.
Another common thread I see with business owners and entrepreneurs is that they are being much more careful about how they spend money, in a word EXPENSES.
Here is my list of some of the best ways to save money:
1. Talk to your accountant about year-end tax planning and 2014 planning.
2. Decrease paper use in your office.
3. Consider cloud-based systems, digital storage, and software.
4. Look into Eco office practices.
5. Reduce office supply costs.
6. Select a computer and printer that has what YOU need, not what the salesperson tries to sell you.
7. Invest in computer software that will save you time.
8. Consider an IP phone solution.
9. Look for inexpensive or even free online collaboration tools.
10. Renegotiate your office space lease, downsize/move your office (purge what you don’t need!).
Lack of organization can cost your company thousands of dollars a year – if not more! Ineffective time-management leads to the same problem.
Owners of small to medium size businesses that I speak with admit that their businesses would improve with better organization. However, they often fail to prioritize the time to get organized.
Being organized saves you time and money. It also reduces stress and anxiety.
Take a look at these case studies and before/after pictures.
Best wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving and holiday season.