How to reduce business outgoings

Looking to save on business expenses? In this article we discuss how you can save on your outgoings.

31 October 2022
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Around 4 min

Business owners are always seeking for methods to cut costs while maintaining full operations as the consequences of the cost-of-living issue.

There are many various ways you can adjust your business to reduce spending, but it will primarily rely on the industry you operate in and how crucial your operational costs are.

Reducing supply costs and production costs can help you move in the correct path because they are two of the most major outgoings for most businesses. Let us give you some suggestions.

Using alternative technology

Many different kinds of software or programmes will likely be used by your business to assist you run it as efficiently as possible. However, you can expect this to come with high annual subscription fees that could significantly increase your outgoings. 

It is worthwhile to conduct research to see whether the software you use is still appropriate or whether there are more affordable alternatives.

We advise using Xero online accounting software if you're thinking about employing a computer-based accounting system for the first time. To learn everything you need to know, you can also schedule customised Xero training sessions with us for all skill levels. 

Our ability to provide clients with a discounted rate on this software, which automates invoicing, reduces errors, and ensures that both you and your accountant have access to the most recent financial data, comes from our status as gold partners of Xero. 

You can save time by using Finance Box as your bean-counting accountants and spend your time finding opportunities and boosting your profits instead!

Take meetings online

The costs associated with travelling to meetings with customers, partners, or suppliers to discuss crucial issues are another typical expense for many businesses. 

Even though these meetings are a necessary component of running your business, it's possible that they may be conducted online. 

There are several different free online platforms that let you conduct video calls and include screen-sharing features allowing you to review crucial information with others.

Become more energy efficient

The rise in energy costs that households and businesses have seen is one of the most significant impacts of the cost of living crisis. You could avoid an increase in your expenses by looking into measures to cut energy use at your office space. 

Why not think about installing energy-saving LED lightbulbs or making sure you turn off any inactive equipment properly to ensure that no electricity is wasted. 

Many of us are guilty of turning off our laptops while still leaving them plugged in, which means that even after you switch them off, they will continue to use electricity.

Cutting supply expenses

Depending on the sector in which your business operates, supplier costs may be crucial to providing customers with a high-quality service or product. If you need essential office supplies or high-quality materials to maintain a premium product or service, you may have regular reliable providers. 

If you need essential office supplies or high-quality materials to maintain a premium product or service, you may have regular reliable providers.  

For these essential materials, it is worthwhile to look around to see if you can discover a better bargain from a less expensive supplier without compromising the calibre of your service.

Train your workplace

Your workforce's skill set can be diversified, which can help you spend less in the future. 

You won't need to hire another worker to perform this specific task if you have this in-house experience, and your staff will be able to deal with these situations in the future. 

Despite the upfront expense, it may be wise to make this investment if you intend to expand your company.

These straightforward suggestions can assist you in both the short- and long-term reduction of your business expenses. 

Our superheroes at Finance Box can help you if you need help controlling your cash flow and cutting costs.

Call us on 020 3923 8600 or send an email to to explore how we can support your business.

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