Setting up a new business

April 16th, 2017
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Many successful entrepreneurs have developed good businesses from home by combining ambition with economy and evolution.
Cost savings play a major role when setting up and operating a new business on a shoe string budget. Keeping a tight reign on expenses can result in increased profits, which, in turn, allows for capital investment for growth. There are ways you can save money while still operating a professional home based business:

Remember when purchasing office equipment and office furniture some of this can be offset against tax for deductions.
Always be ready to promote your business in any situation by carrying business cards at every opportunity, keep your business cards close and to hand in the top draw of your office desk at home so you never lose them.

Make sure you provide promotional information with your invoices whether you print your invoices out or email them from your office desk always include your next new service or discount(s).
Try and volunteer in community activities so you make your name and your business familiar to others, you can’t do everything to promote yourself from sitting in your office chair.

Write free industry specific articles for newspapers or on the many online article sites on the Internet.

Join your local Chamber of Commerce, attending meetings and networking with other businesses in your locality is also a good idea.

From your office desk you can up sell current business by offering current customers a discount for every xx successful referrals resulting in sales for your business.

From your office chair you can create a simple web page or blog. Offer free newsletters to your clients. Write keyword rich articles about your business submitting them to popular search engines and link yourself to relevant web directories.

Office Supplies & Equipment – use recycled cartridges for your printers, fax machines etc.  Buy all your office furniture online to save money.

Try and find refurbished computers or copiers. You may find gently used office chairs, filing cabinets or office desks at local office furniture outlets.  Although these days shopping online does not cost too much more than doing this and a good discounted office furniture website might be the right place to look for all your office furniture needs.

Utility and Operating Expenses – Conserve energy whenever possible. Unplug printers, fax machines and computers when they are not being used.

Investigate reduced rates for businesses with utility providers.

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Last Modified / Updated on: March 16, 2017 at 9:38 am

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