Thanks to technology, the costs of running a business have been greatly reduced. However, there are still some costs which are unavoidable. If you’re looking to make your business running costs more affordable this year, below you’ll discover some great tips and advice.

Switch to paperless

It may not sound like a great money-saving tip, but you’d be surprised how much of a difference to your bank account going paperless could make. Not only will you save money on storage, but it also greatly reduces the need to spend on printer ink cartridges. Most impressively, going paperless could even help you to downsize the office space, saving you a lot of potential money in rent each month.

Of course, there’s also the added bonus you’ll be helping out the environment too. So, if you haven’t yet made the switch, now is definitely the time to do so.

Reduce your business car costs

If it’s the larger running costs you’re looking to target, you’ll want to pay attention to your business car. It’s highly likely the car you currently use isn’t the most affordable one you could be using for your business.

Did you know, you can actually calculate the running costs of a vehicle before buying it? By receiving in-depth details of how costly a vehicle will be to run, it enables you to make the wisest and best decision to fit your financial needs.

Keep your employees happy

This might sound like a strange one, but if your employees aren’t happy, you’re likely to experience frequent employee turnover. That is, a lot of your employees leave, and you end up needing to replace them.

Even with free, online job boards, the cost of interviewing, hiring and training new employees can be extremely expensive! So, the solution would be to ensure your employees don’t want to leave. Carry out an employee satisfaction survey to see how your staff currently feel about the workplace. What improvements would they like to see? Listening to their feedback and implementing any changes can significantly reduce the risk they’ll leave.

There are many tips you can follow to reduce the running costs of your business. However, the tips above are some of the lesser known changes you may not have thought of. It’s often the hidden costs which can make the biggest difference to your bottom line so it makes sense to start reducing those first.