Here's 20 easy ways that you can reduce costs in your business starting today. No lay offs! No senior management sign off required! Direct things that everyone in the organisation can do to add value and enhance business viability
How many are you doing?
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Is it cheaper direct, than
Ordering or holding too much?
Use your own staff, not contractors.
Are 'temps' cheaper than?
Save paper, save the planet, save money!
Stop printing, or only print what you need.
Or at least review, do we really need this?
Use email instead of traditional post?
Use technology Folks, use technology!
Un-trained people cost businesses money!
Turn off lights
Leave a room, flick that switch!
Power down, don't leave on standby
Reduce, reuse, recycle, before buying new.
Any junk mail and catalogues,
Don't be shy now, ask for discounts.
Buy in bulk
Are colleagues buying the same items
Can you find a better, efficient way?
Slower speeds, save fuel,
Shop around, arecheaper?
, challenge suppliers.
Some of these may appear to contradict one another, however it's a case of trial and error.
What else do you do?
Share what's worked and what you saved in the comments, or tell us of other cost saving tips you have.