When you are running your own company, saving money might not be something that comes up. Most of us envision having a savings account as something that is for personal life. But according to experts and those who succeeded in the world of entrepreneurship, that is not the case. Although opportunities to take some off the cash register and put in the bank for safeguarding are hard to find and scarcely come by, these little amounts can be end up being vital.
Cloud computing is one of the easiest ways to save money when it comes to technological costs. With the use of an open source like OpenOffice, Tortoisesvn, and plethora of others swimming around in the software industry, you can cut back on costs of buying software and their licenses. Cloud computing is considered the new age of running your own company and many startups incorporate in their business setup. When using cloud based servers you do not need to invest in heavy infrastructure at your own company or pay for additional IT personnel. Breakdown costs are also covered when you go for the cloud plan so you will not have to be afraid of bills with a lot of zeroes or the computer dying when you are sealing deal. Cloud servers have heavy security and also a guarantee of running throughout the year without an issue.
Going green for the world
Due to the huge clamor going on about global warming and changing weather patterns, another new aspect seen in business setup and planning is adding environmentally friendly options. You can cut back on your production costs, electricity and energy bills, and increased efficiency of workplace when you go for the green options. If you go for solar power option, and you make excess energy, you can even make money by selling the excess electricity to the grid.
Enabling optimum natural light in the workspace is known to affect the mental health of employees into a more healthy state. You can even do your own company vegetable and fruit gardens (some soil bacteria are known to make your body produce serotonin) can help people take a breather in the fresh air. Positive attitude about the company and happiness of the workplace are known to heavily affect productivity of employees who will contribute to your company savings.
Doing volunteer work, community welfare services and contributing to the environment and the society in general by the company and sponsored by the company is also known to build the company image positively. This will bring in more customers and also increase the mental health (subsequently the productivity) of your employees.