1. Hire a freelancer
If you need a flexible team to work on a contract-by-contract basis, instead of heading to the temp agency you could take advantage of the ever-expanding freelance workforce. This can help reduce your operating costs and allow you to focus on more important things while your virtual assistant is getting on with other work.
2. Invest in an intern
In some situations, having a remote worker can be counter-productive. Interns are a great way to affordably gain a helping hand for all areas of your business. Most are enthusiastic to learn how a business works, and could become an invaluable member of your team in the future.
3. Operate in a virtual office
If most of the people in your business work remotely, why pay rent for an office space? Most virtual offices offer VoIP solutions, a corporate email address and a dedicated receptionist.
4. Become paperless
Do you really need to print out seven copies of meeting notes? Share them via email. Still getting paper invoices and bills? Opt for digital copies. Taking small steps to a paperless office can save your business a lot of money in the long-term.
5. Ask for discount
Don’t be shy when asking for a discount. Most businesses can offer you money off if you ask them. It might not be much, but every little helps.
6. Buy used furniture and equipment
Businesses can save up to 60% when buying pre-owned goods for their offices.