Small Biz Tip: Money Management: Cutting Corners

Tips from July 2, 2009

The Small Business tips today will be how to cut corners to save money in your business.

  1. Send emails rather than mail through the USPS whenever possible.  The money spent on a number of stamps will add up throughout the year.  Additionally, most businesses use email to communicate already, and
  2. When renovating your office, look to purchase used or condition furniture. Some office furniture is very expensive, and looking on websites such as eBay and Craigslist could save you money.
  3. Plan your shipping and mailing ahead of time.  Shipping in bulk will save money on fees for trucks, drivers, and general shipping costs. Take advantage of deals through various shipping companies, such as UPS. ABC members receive discounts on UPS shipping. For more information, visit http://www.americasbestcompanies.com/partners/view/ups.aspx.
  4. Print your own business cards.  Many office programs allow for business cards to be designed on your own computer and printed in your home.

Daily Overview: Planning ahead and not outsourcing work keeps your money in your business. If outsourcing work is necessary, try Virtual Assistants. For more information, visit http://www.americasbestcompanies.com/blog/small-business-tips-virtual-assistants.aspx.