7 Money Saving Tips to Decrease Home Business Expenses

Written by Paige Pate Hall


We all know that running a home business is highly satisfying, and at times downright liberating! No clock to punch, no dress code, and best of all, no boss to answer to. But there are also many facets of business ownership that entrepreneurs must stay on top of. One of those is keepingrepparttar expense to income ratio in balance. Below are seven painless ways to do just that.

1.To save on costly ink cartridges, print in draft mode, unlessrepparttar 135363 printout is for a client or will be reproduced.

2.After spending your hard earned money on those ink cartridges, turn them into a free ream of paper! Many office supply stores offer a free ream of copy paper when you recycle a used ink cartridge at their store. Ask your local office supply store if they offer this service to their customers.

3.Make that free paper last twice as long. How many times have you printed something without spell checking it first? Userepparttar 135364 back of those misprints for making lists and jotting down ideas. Another way to keep paper use down is to utilizerepparttar 135365 annoying sheets that often print out last with just a small ad or footer on them. Turn them over and print onrepparttar 135366 blank side.

4.Apply for a cash back/rewards credit card. Using one credit card for all of your business purchases simplifies bookkeeping and makes categorizing expenses at tax time a lot easier. Why not earn rewards such as airline miles or restaurant gift certificates, or even better- cash, on purchases you have to make anyway? Just be sure to fully readrepparttar 135367 fine print concerning interest charges and late fees. Or pay offrepparttar 135368 balance each month and avoid both!

10 Ways to Set up a Home Office without Blowing Your Budget

Written by Paige Pate Hall


1. Look for rebates on basic office supplies. Check sales circulars for special offers and rebates on items you will use allrepparttar time.

2. Sign up for customer loyalty programs at office supply stores. Many offer bonus points for initial purchases, and you will receive specials and coupons because you are a member.

3. Ask friends and family if they have any desks, chairs, bookcases, etc. they are replacing- tell them you will be glad to take any items they donít want. This can get your office furnished as you are starting out.

4. Garage sales can yield very inexpensive items such as bulletin boards, file boxes, desk organizers, and storage crates.

5. Searchrepparttar 135332 internet for low cost business cards and promotional items. Vista Print is a popular choice offering free business cards- you pay only shipping. www.vistaprint.com

6. Online auction sites are great resources for deals on items such as shipping supplies and ink cartridges.

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