It seems at first glance that a small business simply can’t get the same deals as a large company. After all, large companies have so much more volume to offer their suppliers and as such, deserve better deals, right? Well, maybe not. Consider the following story...
Sometimes we just don’t know what we don’t know. I’m not sure who said that, but makes sense, right? When it comes to our businesses, we cannot always know everything going on. We do not have every piece of information available to us. We cannot be good at everything our business’s need us to be good at.
When it comes to expense reduction, the customer is not always right. Sometimes the customer doesn't know there is a problem. Consider just some of the long-term service contracts a business might currently be committed to: telephone, internet, waste mgmt, payroll/tax service, merchant transactions, internet hosting, etc. When was the last time your business shopped around for a better deal before renewing with the current provider?
Print costs are often an elusive expense that is difficult to track down effectively and reduce. Consider how many people in your organization have a printer? Consider all of the projects that are printed at centrally located printers? Consider all of the paper purchased? Consider all other print not commonly associated with print costs including: direct mail, publications, training manuals, HR materials, brochures, etc.
The ability to reduce costs is as important as the ability to increase sales. CCR provides the practical, long-term solution for reducing the outlay for regularly purchased goods and services.
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