If you run a business from your own home, or are considering doing so, you’ll want to do all you can to save money. Should savings be a big priority for you, there are five great ways in which you can save money by running your business from the comfort of your own home:
- Use online file storage – owning a server can be very expensive, so storing any important files you have online using cloud computing from a company such as Egnyte* could be very useful. Cloud computing represents a way to transfer large files between computers with ease, and you can access those files anywhere.
- Conference calling – this represents an easy and convenient way for you to get in touch with any clients, customers or partners. From home, you can organise a conference call with ease, and can invite several different people to the call. Also, it can be cheaper than calling people on a landline phone.
- Eliminate transport costs – if you work from home, you don’t have to spend several pounds on petrol to travel by car to an office, while if you don’t own a car, by working from home you’re not having to spend money on using public transport. The same goes if you want to go to meetings, as you could always arrange a conference call, which saves time as well as money.
- Save on office costs – if you work from home, you’re not spending hundreds or thousands on owning and running an office space. As well as not having to pay rental fees, you also save on additional costs such as energy and computing.
- Use your own computer – should you own a decent computer, be it a desktop or laptop, and have the relevant software available for you to operate flawlessly, then you’re fine. if your home has an internet connection, again, you save money as you’re not having to pay extra for more internet usage.