Printing too many delivery confirmation forms? Take control of hidden office costs!
If there’s one thing every business owner always wants, it’s to save costs. You may be spending money unnecessarily but not sure where you’re overspending or how to start cutting back. In the end all these little overspends mount up and can really affect profit, even if it’s something as minor as overprinting delivery confirmation forms or leaving the heating in the office on for too long.
If you’re looking for ways to reduce all those hidden costs, then these handy tips may be just what you need.
Keep energy bills down
With gas and electricity costs always rising, it’s important to find all the little ways you can save money. Invest in energy saving lightbulbs, they may cost more but can last up to 12 times longer and will save you around 80% off your electricity bill per year. Keeping heating on a thermostat and turning off equipment when it isn’t being used will also help to keep costs down.
Choose appliances carefully
Employees need their cups of tea, especially if your head office is based in Yorkshire like ours! What that means is that you probably have a fridge somewhere on your business premises. Buying an efficient model may cost more but uses just a third of the energy of an older appliance, shaving money off your electricity bills and making sure employees always have their milk!
When it comes to buying office equipment, look for products that contain an ENERGY STAR mark. Created in 1992 by the Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Energy, devices bearing the mark generally use 20-30% less energy.
Ask everyone to get involved
Your employees will know the areas where they can help you to save costs. Ask them for their ideas on how the business can become more efficient. If an employee knows there is always a surplus of delivery forms or that a light is being needlessly left on, work together to come up with solutions for how you can avoid this in the future.
Make use of free technology
There are many online tools that can help you to save costs. Instead of regularly purchasing a Microsoft Office package, use the free Google Drive that gives you access to Word documents, Excel sheets and presentation tools. Reduce storage space by converting your hard copies to digital format and storing them on a Cloud server, and instead of sending your staff off on expensive training courses opt for internet-based e-learning that can be done onsite.
Having your delivery confirmation forms printed externally may help to reduce printing costs. Enquire now to find out how we can help design and print custom integrated forms for your business that can work towards shaving overspend