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Your office is, more than likely, costing you way more money than it needs to. From energy bills to equipment usage, there’s probably something about your workspace that is demanding more from your monthly finances than is necessary. It’s time for you to take a stand against this unnecessary spending and resolve to save money in your office. To find three ways that can be achieved, make sure to read on.
Audit your utility usage
Your office’s utilities could very well be draining your finances. Auditing their usage, then, is essential. The energy company that supplies your workspace with its gas and electric should offer an auditing service, and it is essential that you make full use of this kind of resource. After the audit has taken place, you will have a clearer insight with regards to which of your appliances are bumping up your energy bill. Subsequently, you will be able to get to work right away in replacing your particularly costly appliances with ones that are far more energy efficient.
Keep your printing costs down
If you’re not careful, your printer will suck the life out of your finances quicker than any of your other office appliances. For this reason, resolving to keep your printing costs down is a consideration worth making. Such costs can certainly add up over time.
First and foremost, in this instance, you should consider going paperless. By resolving to digitalize everything that your business does, even with regards to the signing of contracts, you will instantly cut out the need to buy paper and printing products. If this isn’t a feasible course of action for you to take because printing is essential to your day-to-day business processes, then you should at least consider buying your ink cartridges from a reputable yet cost-effective source. Quite simply, whatever you decide to do, you cannot bury your head in the sand when it comes to your printing costs any longer — you must take action, or else you will end up paying much more than you have to.
Engage in an equipment-sharing initiative
More and more businesses are embracing equipment-sharing initiatives — this is the act of two businesses sharing a particular tool and taking it in turns to make individual use of it. By engaging in this kind of initiative, you might not have full custody of the equipment that you use, but you won’t have to be full price either. It could be perfect for you, then, if you are willing to do whatever it takes to save a bit of cash.
Similarly, you could also benefit from sharing a network with another business. This will allow you to halve your annual network premiums without having to compromise your internet usage, if the business that you share your network with treats it with respect, that is. Your partner business shouldn’t be using it to stream movies, for instance, as that could slow down your internet speeds.
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