Saving Money As A Business

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Small businesses have it hard. Trying to build a strong foundation and a reputation in a dog eat dog world can be a huge challenge for us all. When starting your own business there will be many plates for you to spin and it can become overwhelming to many and this is why some fail in the first year. 

 

However one of the things you can control early on in your business career which can make a big difference as you grow is your spending. Spending money on resources, people and equipment can be a ball ache and it can reduce your profits to almost zero. This is why today we are going to look at ways to save. 

 

Make tax easy 

Tax and VAT are very confusing as a small business because you have to go through a self assessment tax return and this can make your life pretty difficult. However with digital vat software and tax advice this will be made much easier and you won’t have to worry about making a fatal mistake which costs you money. 

 

Use free advertising 

Advertising is expensive in its traditional form and this can be a huge hurdle for many smaller businesses to overcome. This is why it is a good idea for you to use free advertising tools such as social media and blog posts to share your story and make people excited about your brand. There are many different ways to advertise for free or little cash so make sure to make the most of being online and do it! 

 

Outsource, outsource, outsource

Who said hiring had to be expensive? When you need an extra pair of hands for your business, the immediate thought is to pay an employee to come and work for you in house and help. However this can be costly with benefits and wages and it can often take a lot of resources that you sorely need. Instead of hiring your own employee why not try outsourcing? You’ll be able to save some money on your work and you will also be able to save the money on facilities in the office too. 

 

Go secondhand 

Kitting out a new workspace can be hard and it can take a long time for you to build up the funds to do it. However it doesn’t have to be perfect or expensive at first. You can easily join an auction or look for an online auction site and find some truly great deals on everything you could need. It will make life easier and you’ll gain some unique pieces too. 

 

Negotiate 

A flat rate is the easy way out, but it isn’t the only way. If you often buy supplies from the same vendor, it can be a good idea for you to try and negotiate for a smaller price from them after a while. The worst they can do to you is say no and you might end up being able to save a decent amount of money with the promise of being a regular customer in the future. 

Lisa
Lisa Besserman, Founder and CEO of Startup Buenos Aires, has been named as Business Insider’s “Top 100 Most Influential Women in Tech”, and the 2014 “Business Innovator of Latin America” by the Council of the Americas.

Lisa moved to Buenos Aires from New York City to create Startup Buenos Aires, the organization that represents the startup, tech and entrepreneurial community of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Startup Buenos Aires has been one of the main catalysts for strengthening the tech ecosystem in Latin America, by bringing global startup initiatives, development projects and investment opportunities to the region.
Under Lisa’s leadership Startup Buenos Aires has been credited as “Top 3 Growing Startup Cities” by CNBC and “5 Emerging Global Tech Hubs” by Entrepreneur Magazine.

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