10 ways small businesses can cut the cost of office printing

The cost of printing, scanning, and copying can quietly mount up for small businesses. But by making some straightforward adjustments to the way your business approaches printing you can save money, reduce environmental impact and increase staff productivity.

Here are ten ways small businesses can save money by making a few simple changes. (more…)

4 ways small businesses can keep down energy costs

For many small business owners and start ups energy is what you wish you had more of at the end of a long day! But, when it comes to utilities, then energy is also a key part of your overheads and can have a big impact on the bottom line.

A recent Censuswide survey found that three-quarters of SMEs believe they pay too much for their utilities. That equates to a whopping 3.9 million businesses across the UK.

However, there are a number of simple steps that can help you reduce your energy bills, these range from changing staff behaviour, through to finding a deal with a different supplier or using different tariffs.

The savings you make can be significant, so it’s worth a little of your valuable time and energy. To help you get started, here are 4 things you can do to save money on your energy bills right now; (more…)

3 ways to cut business costs overnight

When the credit crunch first hit us last year – followed quickly by the recession – most business owners immediately reviewed their costs and made cut backs.

But you shouldn’t wait for “bad times” to review costs. To ensure your business is always as profitable as it can be, you should be reviewing costs continually.
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