The New Year is the perfect time to implement changes in your business for the better. You may be thinking about ways in which you can save money and grow your business, we’ve got a few ideas that you may want to consider:
Replace out-dated appliances
Out-dated appliances are often not very economically friendly, or environmentally friendly for that matter. Although there is the initial outlay of purchasing the new appliance, you may find that it saves you more in the long run in energy bills and possibly time wastage!
Get an energy audit
Energy audits are available from many companies, and some will even do these for free! This audit can tell you where you can make savings with your energy usage, including your heating bills, appliance usage and even light bulbs! The advice they offer will usually consist of many small suggestions that will mount to a large saving sum!
Recycle or go paperless
With the advances of modern technology, there is little that actually needs to be printed out on paper. If you can manage to transfer some, if not all, of your documents to a paperless system, you will save money on printing and paper, as well as helping the environment. There will naturally be times when the paper is necessary, so as long as you ensure that you recycle as much as possible you should be able to save a pretty penny!
Think about your packaging solutions
If your business relies on packaging solutions on a daily/weekly basis, it might be worth reviewing the sources of this. Have you considered investing in a shrink wrap machine for your packaging? These machines are very efficient, cost-effective and simple to use, saving you time, money and energy!
Review your outgoings
You should review all of your outgoings on a regular basis, and the New Year is the perfect time to sit down and do this. Here you might find that there are costs that were necessary six-months ago, however, you could do away with them now. Simply taking a little time to look at all your costings may unveil a few subtle saving that you could be making, so it is definitely worthwhile!