Cut Costs Around The Office, It’s Simple
With a sluggish economy and an apparently long road to complete fiscal recovery in our nation, small and large offices alike are searching out creative ways to cut costs and increase their bottom line. Instead of freaking out and laying off valued employees, take a deep breath and read this article. What follows is a short breakdown of 4 practical ways to cut costs around the office. Trust us, it can be done.
#1 - Allow Employees to Work Remotely
The cold hard truth of the matter is that it costs you money every single month to keep your employee’s butts in the seats. Instead of paying through the nose for a large office space, consider downsizing to a smaller office. Let your employees work from home, in their pajamas, with their favorite 80’s mix tapes blaring. You’ll save fistfuls of cash, and your workforce moral is likely to skyrocket. Be sure to set up an accountability system to ensure that only the most productive employees are awarded the privilege of working remotely. Keep a bare bones staff on hand at the office during regular business hours to receive clients, provide customer service, and take care of your day-to-day operations.
4 Ways That Elance Can Help a Business Flourish
Guest post by Kathy Barber
It doesn’t matter if you have been in business for decades, or you are just starting out, the expenses are on the rise, with no end in sight. It can cause well-established businesses to either downsize, or close the doors. It’s also a reason why some entrepreneurs are having doubts about opening those doors to begin with. Another reason why someone might be reluctant to start up a business right now, is that it can be difficult to keep up with the ever-changing world of technology, legal, and even accounting. And, what about hiring the right people? That can be intimidating enough to walk away from a dream. However, there is a solution that can take away that fear, or at least lessen it a bit.