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When we live in an uncertain economy, every penny for your business counts, even a small increase in profit or a reduction in what you are spending, can have an impact on the overall profit of the company. It might sound complex and like there would be a lot to do, but there aren’t huge, complex things that you need to be doing. Simple, common-sense steps that will help to improve the bottom line are what you need to be doing as a small business owner. This time of year can be a good time to check on how things are going, and help you to take steps to cut costs, if needed. So with that in mind, here are some of the things that you can be doing.





  • Reduce supply expenses

There are plenty of things that you need to buy as a business owner, especially things like office supplies. So those are the kinds of things that you need to look at to start off with. Can you cut costs on office supplies by contacting vendors and negotiate a new price? Look for new options if they’re not able to accommodate, so that you’re able to keep costs low.


  • Create a more eco-friendly office

It is up to all small businesses to take steps to be more eco-friendly, and make sure that they are creating a more sustainable business. And not only can it help your business to look good to consumers, it can be a great way to cut costs. Choosing recyclable materials is a good idea, as well as looking into something like a biogas plant for your business. A biogas plant is something that optimises the use of organic materials, as it converts it into energy. Renewable energy is a great way to reduce costs, as well as reducing your carbon footprint.


  • Cut production costs

As a business owner, cutting the costs of materials and being able to optimize your resources is something that you need to be doing regularly. If you’re not too cure what to think about, then here are a few options that you could start with:


  • *  You could try selling things like leftover cardboard, paper and metal instead of just sending it to the recycling. Also, you could think about considering different ways to use your waste to help you to create another product.
  • *  If you have a large office space or warehouse, and it isn’t all being utilised, then you need to make the most of it. Being able to consolidate the office space that you have can be useful, especially if it means that you can  lease any unused space to other businesses or for freelancers that want to work from an office.
  • *  Working efficiently is something that can help you to keep costs down, as it will mean that time isn’t wasted. And when it comes to business, time is money. You could look to set performance parameters that will reflect your efficiency goals and then offer incentives when those goals are met, as a way to motivate.
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