It’s no surprise businesses are looking for more ways to remain profitable and cut costs. If you’re a small business looking for ways to cut your overhead, we uncover three quick ways that you can cut small business costs starting today.
Allow Employees to Work Remotely
Depending on the type of business you run, you may be able to allow your employees to work remotely. By allowing your employees to telecommute, you’ll be able to reduce costs related to computers, phones, electricity, heating and air conditioning, and all the other small necessities that keep your office up and running.
According to Global Workplace Analytics, businesses can save over $11,000 for every half-time telecommuter per year. The good news is that nowadays there are many apps that allow you and your employees to work remotely and avoid travel and travel expenses.
With apps like Commercient SYNC and IoT Pulse for your business’ ERP, CRM and other software, you and your employees can work remotely, viewing updated customer information, sales and marketing data, and more, in real-time, no matter where they are, while staying on the same page. In addition, these apps are relatively inexpensive and are rapidly deployable. It’s a great way to cut your small business costs today.
Deploy Cloud-Based Applications
Another way that you can start to cut your small business costs is by deploying cloud-based applications. Without them, you’ll end up spending a lot of money on software and equipment such as servers to run your business. The cost can increase exponentially each year for renewing license agreements and updating software and replacing hardware.
With cloud-based applications, however, you can save money on both hardware and maintenance. Since the hardware is owned by vendors and stored in off-site locations, if servers and other hardware need repairs or upgrades, it is the responsibility of the vendor, and doesn’t cost your company any time or money. Eliminating routine maintenance can free your IT staff to focus on important initiatives and development.
In addition, since cloud-based apps are easily scalable, you only pay for what you need, when you need it. All of our apps at Commercient are cloud-based, and pricing is based per user/per month at an affordable price. Check out our pricing page to learn more.
Start a Blog and Update it Regularly
If you don’t have a blog yet, today is a good day to start one, especially if you want to cut costs while promoting your company. Through a blog, you can advertise, review your offerings and give free tips as often as you’d like without worrying about running up your budget. You can use your blog to gain free marketing. Use your social media channels and newsletter to promote your blog posts.
We love using our blog to inform and educate our customers on our various products and services, and we update it regularly. Check some of our latest posts and see how we do it.