March 29th, 2018 by admin
A few dollars here, a few dollars there. We’ve heard it our whole lives: “It adds up.” But how often do we ignore the little daily cost-saving measures by using the justification, “It’s only a few dollars more.” How many times per month do we tell ourselves that?
After enough times, we suddenly find ourselves over budget for the month, and only then do we start exploring the cost-saving ideas that might help us. Let’s look at a few IT budgeting tools and start acting on it before we get into trouble.
Cut Out Big Expenses with Cost-Efficient Alternatives.
“Oh! You need an entirely new server.” Those are some of the most dreadful words to hear from your IT support team. As a business owner, you likely know how terribly expensive servers can be. However, there may likely be a much less costly (and much more secure) solution: cloud computing.
Why keep everything locked on site when you can keep everything safe and available from anywhere in the cloud? Best of all, there’s no large preliminary expense to suffer through. Another of the great cost saving ideas is to investigate upgrading all your expensive software to online versions. You need only pay the small monthly subscription rather than the occasional huge “one-time” purchases for all your workstations.
Have You Considered the Ancient Practice of Bartering?
Perhaps you have clients that manufacture or sell items you need in your everyday business life. Maybe you even already purchased these items from them to help cement relations. Why not offer a discount for your services in exchange for payment in goods? Of course, you wouldn’t offer full value – as that would negate the benefit of the barter.
If you can save some money every month by bartering goods or services in exchange for discounts, that would make bartering one of the better cost-saving ideas.
Can Your Employees Work Remotely? If So, Make It Happen!
Suppose you wake up every morning – a little later than usual – take your shower, get dressed, make a cup of coffee, and sit down at your home computer. You sign on to your messaging software, and there are all your employees, hard at work for the day. They’re all doing the same thing you are: working from home and getting things done.
No more driving into work, no more leaving early for personal events – hey, some are even working at home while they’re sick! And there you are, no work utility bills, no desks to buy, no monthly office rent payment. Just productivity. Communication is high, productivity is excellent, and everyone is happy. And look at how much money you’re saving every month. Remote work is definitely worth investigating.
IPRO is Great at IT Budgeting and Finding Cost-Saving Ideas for Business.
Let’s face it: Saving money is always a good thing. There are several things you can begin doing immediately to start improving your IT budgeting. You’ll be surprised. Let’s talk about it. We’ll be happy to discuss lots of options you can implement, and start reaping the benefits of reduced expenses today.
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