4 Overlooked Ways Your Business Could Be Saving Money

| March 26, 2019

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As a business owner, you know you need to run a lean operation to maximize profits. When spending outpaces income, it’s common to want to make big changes. But cutting staff or reducing business hours often only hurts your bottomline. You can save money in multiple ways that you might not have considered yet. Consolidate Suppliers and Vendors. If you’ve got a different supplier for every aspect of your business needs — from office supplies to each element of the product you sell, you may have too many suppliers. This means you’re not maximizing efficiency or your own negotiating power — and paying too much for supplies. You can apply the 80/20 rule to so much in life, including the idea that 80 percent of your supply spending should come from 20 percent of your suppliers. Look for ways to consolidate suppliers. Negotiate with the remaining suppliers for better prices, especially once they realize you’re bringing extra business. You’ll save on costs and your business will run more efficiently because you’re not juggling so many vendors.

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