Running a small business can be tough. If you’re not careful with your expenses, you can easily go into the red. Thankfully, there are many things small businesses can do to save money. Below are five strategies for saving money on all your most important expenses.
Don’t Tie Up Too Much Money in Inventory
At home it often pays to buy in bulk but in business capital is usually scarce and if you are borrowing money capital is expensive. In order to be successful, you have to weigh the cost of capital against any savings for buying in bulk. So while it may appear that you are paying less for each item, you will probably be wasting money in the form of overstock. Instead, try to keep inventory to a minimum with “just in time” ordering i.e. only order new stock when you’re close to running out. It takes a little bit more work and logistics, but there are plenty of programs and apps that can make the task easier.
Minimize Fixed Costs
Fixed costs are things like rent, that [Continue reading]