7 Small Business Cost Cutting Tips for Fall

Funding Gates SponsoredSummer is winding down, but the savings opportunities are heating up! From taking advantage of seasonal sales to tricks for cutting down your utility bill, use this insider’s guide to cost cutting operating expenses this fall!

Back To School Sales

Make use of all the “back to school” sales for your office supply needs! Don’t miss the “tax free” sales that are so popular in August in conjunction with “back to school” sales. Laptops are usually big stars of such sales, and are priced lowest during this time. While you’re at it, save money by putting a little more effort into streamlining your office purchases, and monitoring (and safeguarding) your office supplies.

Ideal Temperature Setting

Don’t waste money on heating and cooling. As the temps cool naturally on your own, keep the office temp at a savings-friendly 75-78 degrees. This is the optimum temperature for money and energy savings according to the US Dept of Energy! Even better than that would be to open the windows and let the naturally pleasant temperatures inside!

7 Small BUsiness Cost Cutting Tips for FallOffice Furniture Savings

Need new office furniture? Hello Labor Day Weekend sales! Wait- and purchase those items them for great savings! Great savings tip – KMart typically offers the best Labor Day discounts!

September is typically when you’ll see the lowest prices offered for desktop computers as well.

Auto Timing

Getting a new company car? New car models typically come out in September, which means all the best auto sales and prices will be in October. Mark your calendar!

Office Helpers

Fall means the college kids are back – look into getting a free intern to help around the office. Check with your local education institutions to have them post your opening, or attend one of the colleges career fairs.

Social and Thrifty

This fall, make use of social media marketing. It’s a great way to reach audiences and will cost less than traditional advertising and marketing efforts.

Software

Many software companies attend technology conferences in the fall and offer special discounts or extended free trials. Follow the blogs and social media accounts of companies that offer software that could help free up your time, or reduce your labor costs (like paying a recruiter) – then just wait for them to post their conference specials!

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Diana Mackie

Diana Mackie is a small business writer and content marketing expert based in NYC.

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