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Thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, even larger businesses have had to pinch pennies wherever possible to help stay afloat. The world has seen thousands of businesses fall apart over the last nine months or so, and if you’ve managed to make it this far, you may be wondering how you can save more money to ensure your business makes it through to the other side, whenever that will be. Here are some savvy ideas to help save money for your business.
Allow staff to work from home
Depending on what kind of business you’re running, you may want to consider allowing staff to work from home wherever possible. Not only is this much safer with the pandemic, but it can also help save money when it comes to running your business. With staff working from home, you’re less likely to spend your usual monthly amount on electric, heating, internet and phone bills. It might not seem like much, but over the course of a few months, it could save you hundreds which will help your business stay afloat. If your business could run entirely online, consider switching all of your staff to a work from home basis for the time being to help save as much money as possible.
Do your own accounting
You may have outsourced an accountant to do all of your accounting, but this can also be a cost you might consider eliminating. You would have to put the time in yourself, of course, but it’s a great way of freeing up a large sum of money each month. If you’re not familiar with accounting, you may consider completing a Diploma of Accounting so that from there on out, you wouldn’t have to pay someone else to deal with your accounts. There are many courses available online to help achieve this.
Reduce company lunches
When you’re heading into a company meeting, it’s easy to dip your hand into your wallet and pay for the company lunches. After all, your staff work hard for your business! However, while at the time it might not seem like you’re spending much, over time this amount builds up, and you’d be surprised at how much money you could save by reducing the amount of lunches the company pays for.
Spend less money but more time on marketing
Marketing can be an extremely expensive factor when running a business, but it doesn’t have to be! Main social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are completely free to use. Brushing up on your social media skills, and investing in scheduling platforms such as Hootsuite will help save you a great deal financially. Putting a little more time into your marketing rather than money will help free up a large expense that may come in handy with keeping your business afloat.
Running a business in today’s world isn’t easy, but it doesn’t mean your business is going to fall! Pinch your pennies wherever possible and make smart financial choices to help keep your business afloat.