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Tips on Saving Money on Office Expenses in Your Business

Whether a recent start up, or with a lot of years under their belt, businesses have to be aware of their outgoings and try to find ways of saving on spending without putting the quality of their work at risk. In this digital day and age there are many ways to save on unnecessary office expenses without having to make any cuts to the work produced. Not only will you be doing your wallet a favour, but the environment will thank you too. Here are some tips for you to save money on your business office expenses!

Save on electricity

An obvious and important way to save money in your office is cutting down on the electricity use. This does not mean that you can’t use your appliances anymore, but just to pay attention to the little things. For example, remember to turn off the lights in rooms once you leave them, and to remind your employees to do the same. Also, once you leave the office double check that the power strips different appliances are plugged into can also be shut off at the end of the day. You may also want to consider implementing motion-sensitive lights- saves you from remembering to turn off the lights, and money! Moving IT to the cloud is also another way of saving on electricity, and ensuring that your electrical equipment is Energy Star standard to avoid excess energy use and make long term savings.

Online recruiting

More and more recruitment is now done online, saving you money on posting job adverts in many different places. You can search for people’s CVs and profiles online, or advertise any current vacancies in your office on a trusted job site like Jobrapido. By using an online site you are able to sort the suitable candidates from the unsuitable quickly and effectively without having to check every curriculum one by one. You can also hold interviews via Skype, which can also save a lot of time (which as we all know equates to saving money in business). Some companies can also save money with current employees by allowing them to work remotely once a week- this could save a lot of money if your business offers financial support to commuters.

Forget paper

Now you don’t need to take this literally, because paper will most likely always be present in an office to some extent. But in order to save money and trees, you may want to consider where you do not need paper, as going paperless will help you make some significant savings. For example, sharing documents online between yourself and your employees means that printing out the document for each employee is unnecessary. Not only will you save paper and therefor spendings, but you’ll also avoid you or another employee losing or forgetting paperwork. Transferring most of your documents to an online platform will save you a lot of time, expenses, and will also decrease the money you spend on paper accessories like, toners, printing cartridges, copiers and more.

Use the space you have intelligently

When most people think of saving money in the office, they immediately go to supplies and how to do with less of them. This reasoning is not wrong, but once you’re done assessing the supply expenses, move on and think of the money you can save when you use your office space intelligently. The money savings will not be as immediate as other cost friendly actions, but will make a difference in the long run. Make your conference rooms the break rooms as well, and implement collaborative work desks for your employees. This tip is especially helpful for business owners that are renting their workspace, meaning that finding a smaller and less expensive office is fine once you realize the potential even minimal office space has.

So it’s important to keep up to date and on top of these expenses, even those that seem very small and insignificant- exactly because even the little things build up into something significant if ignored. Start listing where you can save money, and you’ll start seeing the benefits of it very soon. Whether it be on the smaller things first, and the bigger savings later, your business will benefit from the saving.

I am the founder of Startup Today. I am the main writer and have put in many hours of work into creating this blog. If you want to find out more about me then lets get in contact.

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