Cutting Corners: 4 Ways to Save Money Around the Office
Posted by Guest Author on March 18, 2014 in Business Management, VoIP [ 0 Comments ]
Whether your company is large or small, it’s always a good idea to work toward saving money. The more money you save on everyday things, the more you’ll have to put back into the company. There are many ways you can cut corners and save some cash without making it feel like the company is going bankrupt.
Turn the Company Green
When you go green, you are using policies and products that are sustainable and environmentally friendly. There are many ways you can go green with your company, from using energy-efficient office equipment to ensuring that lights are turned off any time someone is not in a room. In addition, buying recycled paper and ink are a great option for turning the company green. Going green doesn’t have to be expensive. Sure, there are options such as installing a solar panel, which will cost you upfront, but simply turning off electronics before leaving the office will save you money and help the company.
Finding great coupons doesn’t need to be something that’s just done at home. You can find tons of great coupons online that will help your company. If you’re buying tools, for example, Harbor Freight coupons can save you a ton of money on the purchase. The more coupons you use, the more money you’ll have left in the bank account at the end of the month. You can find coupons on everything from new computers to gifts for employees. Before you buy, look online for a coupon.
Change your Phone Service
Do you spend way too much on your office phones? There are several ways you can fix this. First, shop around for different business voice plans. There are several options to choose from. Working with a traditional phone company is one option, and it is usually stable, but can get expensive. Another option is to look into VoIP. No matter the size of your company, VoIP is a good alternative to traditional phone companies, and it is usually the cheaper option. If you have employees that work from home, travel a lot, or you simply don’t want to deal with traditional phones, look into cell phone plans.
Consider Used Office Equipment
Buying new office equipment can get expensive. If you need to buy a new desk, chair, and computer—at the very least—for every employee, it’s going to add up. However, you can find used office equipment that will save you money. Tables, shelving, and desks are prime options for reuse. There are many places you can find this office equipment, from online auctions to local companies going out of business or updating their equipment. You can even check out consignment shops.
Saving money doesn’t have to be a huge stress. Reduce how many products you use in the office, and make sure that electronics are turned off. When you make an effort to save money for the company, you’ll be surprised how much better the company checking account looks at the end of the year.