Businesses are expensive to run. I don’t know of many who can say that their business is cheap and there are no costs associated with it. If you want to run your business more “lean,” then there are certain areas in which you can look at and cut back in.
Ask for testimonials.
Testimonials are a great way to get a free advertisement. They are also great because they are something that other potential clients can read and rely on.
Ask those that you know for help.
If you are an Etsy owner, do you have any blog friends who you can advertise on for cheap? I’m sure some friends would love a free item in return for a free review. If you are looking for other ways to get your name out there, you can also guest post on other websites. Some websites may charge for this, but if you are already a known blogger in the blogging world, you can use this to your advantage.
Look for used or refurbished.
Do you need a new laptop? What about a new printer? If you do, try to see if the item you are looking for can be bought used or refurbished. You may be able to save a decent amount of money!
Figure out how to save on taxes.
Are you bad with taxes and currently don’t have an accountant? An accountant can really save you money by finding different ways to lower your taxes. Don’t worry, all of this is legal. You might not know about certain deductions or credits that you are able to get because you are not as knowledgable in the taxation world.
An accountant may also help you by determining which legal entity is best for you and your business. The wrong legal entity may mean that you are paying much more in taxes than you should be.
Ask for discounts.
If you buy products from others, see if you qualify for a discount. If you bulk order or wholesale items as well, also see if you can get lower pricing since you are buying more than one product. Being a loyal customer can really pay off!
How do you save money with your business?