You’ve started a business or you have been in business for some time. You want to cut or manage your expenses wherever possible as long as quality doesn’t suffer and your bottom line benefits. But how can you manage this?
One way to manage/reduce office expenses is to consider using online office supply discounters whose offerings cover basic office furniture as well as the usual copier paper, pens and paper clips. You can easily save anywhere from 30-80% depending on the mix of products you choose.
A second route to cutting those office expenses is to use online discount telecom service providers for your phone calls – local, national and international – as well as for your fax needs.
A third area where you could cut those office expenses such as furnishings, computers and office machines is to check out government auctions or any local office furniture and electronic equipment discounters available in your area.
If you have ever been hired to work for a company or when you visit someone’s office, you tend to take the availability of paper clips, copier paper, toner and ball point pens as a given. Of course, desks, chairs, telephones, computers, and fax machines are only to be expected. For the business owner, this availability is a huge expense which needs to be managed so that profits are maximized. With a little foresight and planning, these expenses can be managed. It will, of course, require doing some local price comparison shopping first. But, it’ll pay off in the long run.
We’ll look at the characteristics of a good office supply discounter first:
Ideally, the discounter’s offerings should include, but not be limited to, chairs, desks, credenzas, paper goods, pens, toner, and mailing/shipping supplies, etc. One-stop shopping is a huge time saver and …