How offices are cutting costs and increasing cash flow

Posted on 9 Mar 2016 by The Manufacturer

As costs continue to increase both for consumers and businesses, offices are taking steps to cut their expenses while increasing their cash flow.

If you’re working in a company that’s hoping to cut down costs and continue increasing profits while meeting the needs of your customers, continue reading for a few helpful tips that will help get you on the right track.

Become More Energy Efficient

Offices spend a lot of money on their energy bill every month, especially because they utilise a lot of equipment every day for several hours at a time and they have to keep the lights on while keeping the workplace a comfortable temperature at all times for their workers. So becoming more energy efficient is a no-brainer when it comes to cutting costs. If you can spend less money on your energy bill, you can get the same amount of work done every day but increase the profit margins that you receive from the sale of products and services.

A few great ways to become more energy efficient include simple steps like closing the blinds when the summer sun is coming in through the windows, or adjusting the thermostat by just a couple of degrees to lower your costs while still remaining comfortable. You can also purchase Energy Star equipment and appliances, shut down all of your equipment at the end of every workday, and make sure your windows are properly insulated to prevent draughts.

Save Money on Postage

As a business, you probably make a lot of shipments and send a lot of mail to your vendors and clients. By using products from, you can save a lot of money over time on everything from cardboard boxes and bubble lined bags, to labels and more.

Then all you have to do is send your shipments at the most affordable rates you can find, provided that they’ll be delivered on time, so you can save even more money. You may, for example, want to avoid paying for next-day shipping unless it’s absolutely necessary.

Downsize or Negotiate Your Rent

If you don’t need as much space as you’re currently in, you can certainly consider moving your office and downsizing to a more affordable space, or at least moving to a city or town where the rent is typically more affordable.

But if you aren’t able to move at this time, or you don’t want to, you can still try to save money every month by negotiating the rent that you pay. And if you own the office that you’re in, you can even try to refinance your mortgage.

Allow Employees to Telecommute

Employees today really appreciate employers who give them the flexibility to telecommute, or work from home. This is a great way to give your staff the work-life balance that they require, and it also gives you the chance to save money because those employees won’t have to use your office’s resources. This, too, can help you downsize and save money on your rent or mortgage.

With the tips above, you can run your office more efficiently so you can cut costs and increase your cash flow with greater ease.