by Heather, March 06, 2014
I don’t think there is a business out there today that isn’t looking for more ways to save money. Budgets are tight and if there are options that will allow a savings to occur then many are taking even the smallest ones since saving of any kind will add up over time. As a small business owner myself, I know what it means to tighten the belt and look for free, less expensive or alternate options for things like advertising, marketing, business supplies, technology improvements, overhead and more. Small businesses have it tough and we have to stick together to look for alternative methods of savings.
Here are some small business tips that you can check out to see how they can help your business save money
* Get Social – In a time where social media events is even covered on the news, there are millions of businesses that have not added some type of social media to their business. By having a Facebook business page, LinkedIn page, Instagram or Twittter account, etc., there are more ways to cross promote your business, reach different followers and potential customers.
* Get Mobile - By being a bit more mobile in your business, you have the ability to post to your social networks at any time to keep them up to date on happenings in your business or a great article you want to share. This can save on some marketing costs. It also means that you are able to work more efficiently by using apps and open source software instead of being tied to an office and more traditional methods that can be more expensive.
* Ditch the Office – Does your business require a traditional office space? If not, you may be able to save by working from home. Cutting the cost of overhead can be a huge cost savings. Also look into renting a desk if client meetings are important to your business. Larger cities offer resources like shared offices and desks.
These 3 tips will help save money and reach more people with your business. How can they help your business?