One Small Trick To Save Your Business MoneyOne of the under-appreciated costs of running any business is the cleanup. Seriously, janitorial services can be expensive. As a business owner of any size, or as a person who is in charge of expenses, you may want to examine your janitorial supplies purchases. You can probably save a lot of money if you buy the right type of supplies from the right dealer. And why wouldn’t you?
Companies routinely look to increase profit margins. If you are looking to expand or looking to attract investors, you’ve have to prove that you can continually increase profits. Of course, the easiest way to increase profits is to sell more. But selling rises, falls and stagnates no matter how hard you work. At some point, you have to look at the operations of your business.
There is an entire profession for this. Companies hire headhunters to come in and look at the efficiency of the business. If the company can save money because there is redundancy in the work staff, then so be it. But efficiency experts also look at redundancy anywhere it can be found, such as inventory, ordering habits, expense accounts and so on.
But you can avoid a visit by the efficiency expert by identifying your own efficiency issues. And you don’t even have to look at your business operations to find some efficiency issues. Just look at the inventory of cleaning supplies, see if there are better ways to buy them and execute the plan with the right vendor.
Versatility of Products
There are hundreds of commercial cleaning products on the market. And there are hundreds more personal cleaning products out there, as well. The goal of purchasing these products for company use is to find the right product for the appropriate job. And if you look at your inventory of cleaning supplies, you can probably find a product that is suitable for cleaning up every part of your business. That is the way it should be.
But the secret is to look for redundancy. Take a good hard look at all of the products in your company’s closet. Are there any products that can clean up multiple spots in the business area? Most likely, the answer will be yes. And most likely, there are other products out on the market that serve a more versatile purpose; a product that can replace a few of the products sitting on the shelf.
That is why you want to deal with the right cleaning supplies vendor. They will take the time to educate you on your needs and have you ordering as few products as possible. The cost to the company comes down when you can purchase one item in bulk rather than a few separate items at retail.
Once you’ve streamlined the janitorial supplies inside the company, you should save your workforce a little bit of time. The janitor will now need to tote less products around the area. They will use one product for many jobs instead of returning to the closet to reload every time a new job pops up. Minute by minute, you will save on personnel hours. The janitor will be able to clean more in a shorter amount of time.
This one simple trick can save you money over the aggregate. It can also make you look like a business genius. Your coworkers or employees will be happy to avoid a visit by the efficiency expert. And the operations side of the business doesn’t even have to change one bit. Essentially, you can cut costs without stepping on any toes or losing any productivity.