When was the last time you looked forward to attending a company budget meeting? If you answered never, you are part of the mass majority. Making sure that your company has enough money to go around is one of the most difficult obstacles in the business.
There are so many projects and investments that need their piece of the pie and only so much cash to split. Below are some ways that you can make that almighty dollar stretch a little further and maybe help you look forward to the next budget meeting.
Whether you are in charge of a major corporation or a small business, there are many things to keep up with. They can range from making sure there is toilet paper in the public restroom to completing a major merger with another company. Even with a great number of exceptional employees, completing each and every task can be a mountain of impossibility for any CEO, not to mention expensive.
Outsourcing will not only take some of the pressure off your valued staff but can help you save a little money. By paying a fixed price for whatever service you require, you eliminate the need for separate charges for each individual aspect of the task. This is most popularly helpful in dealing with computers and advertising.
For example, instead of paying separately to hire someone to clean your welcome mats, then purchasing the cleaning materials and apparatus, and replacing any destroyed or worn out mats, pay one flat fee by outsourcing the need to a cleaning service. It will save you money and time for more important matters.
As we make our way through 2018, we realize we have been actively pursuing a green environment for over a century now. One of the first steps toward taking back our natural grasp on things was the creation of the Yellowstone National Park in 1872.
As we continue our trek through the smog and global warming, one of the motivations to remain green saving cash. In the beginning, setting up your company to run a green business may cost you enough to make you question your decision, but be patient. This venture has long lasting money saving potential.
For instance, by moving all your records to the Cloud, you greatly reduce the need for copying paper and thus reduce the expense of buying loads of it. When you do have the need to buy copy paper, buy recycled. It’s cheaper and beneficial to the environment.
Reduced Hours Worked
Now, let’s be clear. Your employees are what make your business run. They are the lifeblood of your company. However, paying their salary is a definite liability and usually one of the larger costs to your business. Finding some areas where you can reduce the time your employees are working will be beneficial to your budget and could prove beneficial to morale, as well.
Start by handing out a survey, Find out if there are employees who need a little less time, but are maybe afraid to ask for it. Juggling a job, family, and other cares of life can leave anyone wishing for a few more hours in the day.
With that said, most employees shy away from asking for time off because they think it will diminish the boss’s view of their usefulness. In the case you have no volunteers, make the cuts evenly across the board. This will bring the same benefit while delivering the least amount of inconvenience to all your workers.
Money is one of life’s necessary evils. Especially in the world of business. Take these suggestions and make sure you have a little more of it to go around.