We allll want to save money, right? And let’s be real, EVERYTHING is expensive. So finding ways to make sure you’re on the top of your budget is key in saving those dollars and cents so you can use them to make sure your company can make payroll, cover overhead expenses and eventually grow to be bigger and better.
Is self control something we all struggle with when entering a Target or when putting down the container of Oreos…. Yes. But is it absolutely NECESSARY when looking at your company’s expenses? YES. The most important thing to know is that you have control over your expenses, especially if your resources are very limited. “But how do I do that?” You ask? Let us explain:
By getting rid of expenses that weren’t actually helping you, you’re allowed to focus on spending money on things that ACTUALLY help you grow! That way you can only go up from where you’re standing.
Ok, so above getting on your knees and begging for a cheaper price, there are ways you may be able to keep a product or service without breaking the bank. The biggest tip: ASK. Ask them if they have a discount, or if they can do anything to keep a well paying, awesome customer like you. Maybe cry on the phone, hey we won’t judge.
There may be some sort of long term agreement you can opt into instead of having to pay full price each month. Maybe paying annually or semiannually works better for you.
Bottom line, see if there are any ways the company can accommodate your needs so that you can continue using it. If it looks like there’s no hope, take a deep breath. You’ll be able to revisit it when you scale up and get more revenue! All is not lost.
Truth is, when you’re penny pinching, it helps to get a bit creative. And it’ll be worth it in the end. Saving money allows you to spend money on higher quality things to help you actually GROW your business. Don’t make the mistake of paying for something that is not facilitating that growth!