While everyone is looking to save money, if you're running an office it may be a little more difficult to find places to trim costs. Here are some ways that we think may help:
Paper: If you're an office that uses a lot of paper, be sure to recycle the paper, by recycling we mean in-office recycling. Many times in an offices things are misprinted, too many copies are printed and so on. If the paper you're printing on doesn't contain any sensitive information set it aside for employees to use as scratch paper to take notes on. It's a simple idea that not many offices are in the practice of.
Water: While the water cooler talk culture suffer, having a water filtration system can greatly reduce the cost of having bottled water delivered to your office. Brita is among the big companies that not only offer filtration devices that attach directly to a sink, but they also have jugs with replaceable filters.
Phone service: With landline service slowly making it's way to the grave, many companies are offering Voice Over IP or VOIP services for rates that are lower than you can imagine, when bundled with your already in place internet service, the rates are even lower.
Look around your office and see what can be reduced or see if you can work with your vendors to reduce prices of certain products. It's worth a shot and all it takes is a phone call. If you have any questions about starting a business, please don't hesitate to call us at 866-999-8200.
There are so many easy ways to cut spending and if you look hard enough you'll be able to find several ways to cut costs, they may be small costs though they do add up and make a difference. A big way to save some extra cash is to go paperless when you can, not only does it save you cash but saving paper means your company is a little greener than it was. I recently stayed at a hotel and upon check out they asked me if they could email me my receipt or if I'd like a print out, I opted for the email, one because if I ever need to find that receipt again, I know it's in my email, and two it helps the environment, and three it's saving the hotel costs. We email documents here at Incorporate Fast every time we can, it's not only faster, but it saves postage as well as paper, and though the cost is minimal for all of these things, they do have an impact.
There are tons of ways to save here and there, even simple things, things that you might do at home already but fail to do in the office, like turn off all the lights when leaving, turn of computers and air conditioners when the offices are closed. You can also recycle paper by using paper that you were going to throw away for notes. Another way to save is to buy a white board, it will help you keep organized is reusable. Lots of offices have water coolers with paper cups, if you have a sink in your office you should think about investing in glasses or mugs or ask your employees to bring in their own, many times water companies will drop off cups and you won't even realize you are being charged for them.
If you need more information on starting a successful small business, incorporating an existing business or filing for an L.L.C., contact us at 866-999-8200.