3 Simple Ways to Trim Your Monthly Expenses Without Being Miserable

Dumb Little Man

Have you added up all of your monthly expenses lately, or are you too afraid to look? But what if we could tell you that it’s possible to reduce your monthly expenses without completely compromising your lifestyle?

The tricky world of expenses

Practically Perfect PA

I must admit I’ve been struggling to start writing the blog this week, I knew I would be discussing the dreaded task of processing expenses and as I’m sure you can imagine the subject hasn’t really stirred my creative juices! Do you have an expense policy in place?

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Should You Cook With Expensive Wine or Cheap Wine?

Dumb Little Man

The post Should You Cook With Expensive Wine or Cheap Wine? We all know that wine tastes great — well, most of it does. But what is it within the wine that enables us to enjoy it? Just like the food we eat, wine comes in a vast array of flavors and styles.

5 Business Expenses a Startup can do Without

Small Business CEO

Many new company owners waste thousands that they haven’t earnt yet on illogical expenses, so here are just a handful that you should avoid. … Finance business expenses financial management startup expenses

Information Is Cheap, Action Is Expensive

Brilliantly Better

Information, on the other side, was very expensive. Information is extremely accessible, while action seems to became the most expensive merchandise in the world. Tweet Remember how understandable it was to be late 20 years ago? It wasn’t like the world will collapse if you’re late 5 minutes. There were no cell phones. If we had to meet you, and you were late, we first assumed that you simply forgot.

Limit Expenses as an SME – 5 Actionable Points

Small Business CEO

As an SME it’s easy to rack up more expenses than what you are generating in revenue. … Finance business expenses financial managementSpending on suppliers, vendors, employee perks and taxes can get out of hand in the blink of an eye unless carefully planned.

Are Kids Too Expensive?

Small Business Labs

Of course kids are too expensive. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, it costs $234,900 on average to raise a kid. This is up from an inflation adjusted $191,000 in 1960. By  By the way, these numbers do not include college costs.

6 Money-Drainers of Small Businesses (and How to Overcome Them)

Small Business CEO

Some expenses are like a dripping faucet: you know it’s there, but it seems insignificant, so you let it go on too long. … Finance business expenses financial leaks unwanted expenses Is your business seeping cash for no reason?

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A Guide to Managing Travel Expenses for SMEs

The Small Business Blog

With the cost of fuel, rail and air travel increasing each year, managing employee travel expenses is a key area of concern for many businesses. Further to being expensive, booking and organising travel is a time… Smaller companies, with lower travel budgets and fewer resources, often find the process particularly difficult to bring under control.

Are You Covering All Expense Bases?

Step It Up VA Coaching

As entrepreneurs/business owners, we take great care in setting rates, creating packages and tracking the hours we and our teams put in; but are our rates really paying for our expenses? Consider the expenses you incur in these areas: Rent/Mortgage: If you rent or lease an office space, be sure you can easily cover that, and any additional fees that are involved (maintenance, snow removal, etc.) by Donna Toothaker.

5 Ways Businesses Can Streamline Their Processes and Save on Manpower

Small Business CEO

Guess what; there might be one area you could look at that could save you up to 50 percent of your expense bill by the end of the year. … Management cut costs manpower expensesAre you looking for ways to cut business costs?

Get Moving On Projects by Editing Expenses (Editing Life Series.

Simple Productivity Blog

Expenses mean money out. Expenses for Editing Here are some expenses that crop up in my life that add to my overload: Print media subscriptions Other subscriptions Netflix Cell phone Cable Internet I found all of our repeating charges by looking at our bank statements.

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Webinar Employee Expense Reimbursements: Compliance Workshop

Office Dynamics

Get educated now on the new rules of employee expense reimbursements! Employee Expense Reimbursements: Compliance Workshop. The legal and financial risks of mishandling employee expense reimbursements have spiked in recent years. View this online.

Five Surprising Health Insurance Tax Tips For Small Business Owners and The Self Employed

Small Business CEO

Also, keep in mind that you may not be able to include what you paid toward your monthly premiums as an ‘above the line’ expense AND itemize it as described in the next tip. Keep in mind: you can only deduct the portion of your medical expenses that exceeds 7.5%

Tips For Cutting Small Business Costs

Small Business CEO

If you find that your business is strapped for cash and you need to trim some expenses, here are 10 Ways To Control Business Costs. Now that it’s tax season, maybe it’s a good time to double check your expenses to see where you’ve been overspending.

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What Expenses Will Increase Your Happiness?

Dumb Little Man

Expenses that Increase Happiness For the first time in history, there is a wealth of research on the correlation between money and happiness. In other words, we now know what expenses bring the most value to maximize our output.

Cost Cutting Your Business Expenses

Small Business CEO

Expenses can be a burden for any particular company. Since expenses cannot be eliminated, entrepreneurs must find a way to at least lessen the cost required for business operation. You must note that small expenses can pile up and often cut into profits.

What Every Entrepreneur Should Know About Small Business Credit Cards

Small Business CEO

When it comes to keeping a business running, you’ll need to continue buying supplies and covering many other expenses that are associated with business operations. Many business owners choose to cover these expenses through the use of small business credit cards.

Reduce The Risk Of Employee Fraud

Small Business CEO

One of the easiest ways for employees to steal from a company is through the use of Expense Report Fraud. Expense report fraud can occur in many ways, but one of the most common forms is to cheat on lodging, meals, airfare and fuel expenses. Meals expenses are also easy to fudge.

Dealing with a Job Loss: Cutting Back Expenses

Simple Productivity Blog

--> Home Get Updates Ebooks Free Stuff Donate About Contact Me Get Free Updates: Via RSS | Via Email | Productivity Simplification Balance Life Design Organization Clutter Dealing with a Job Loss: Cutting Back Expenses Posted on August 25, 2010 by LJ Earnest Welcome to Simple Productivity Blog!

The Most Expensive Habit You’re Ignoring

Eat Your Career

It’s clear that far too many people are ignoring the incredibly expensive habit of stress. I’ve been a bit frazzled lately. Yesterday, I realized that my refrigerator was full of condiments but empty of real food. But the idea of going to the grocery store was almost overwhelming.

How To Reduce The Costs Of Technology In Your Business

Small Business CEO

Entrepreneurs Finance Information Technology budgets expenses technologyEvery company is concerned about the bottom line. Without that attention to detail they’ll constantly be throwing good money after bad.

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Email Replies: A Hard Lesson at Steve Jobs' Expense

Business Writing

This past week I was reminded of worst practices for email, unfortunately at Steve Jobs' expense. My Comcast Internet featured a video from Good Morning, America, an ABC news show. The video cobbled together a story of email gone wrong.

Hydroxycut Asks, Is Healthy Food Really More Expensive? You Might Be Surprised At The Answer.

Dumb Little Man

Fresh produce and other quality food items are the best ingredients if you are looking to create a diet that will help you to reach your weight loss goals, but many people assume that maintaining a healthy lifestyle is too expensive.

Control Expenses – Automate Process Through Workflow Software

Small Business CEO

As the economy continues its recovery, keep your expenses constant as your revenue grows by reducing the amount of time it takes to handle transactions and being able to focus employees on exceptions. Tags: CEO Leadership Entrepreneurs expenses transactions workflow software

Cloud Questions That Your CEO Will Ask

Small Business CEO

Entrepreneurs Finance Information Technology cloud computing expenses softwareOne of the first things a young lawyer learns is “Never ask a question in the courtroom that you don’t already know the answer.”. Now put yourself in the conference room with your CEO. Topic of discussion: The Cloud.

3 Simple Steps To Manage Your Budget And Cashflow

Office Organization Success

Put simply, a Cashflow projection shows whether your anticipated income will be able to cover your expected (projected) expenses and this report is very beneficial to you in your business.

The Benefits of Client Hospitality for Small Businesses

The Small Business Blog

Client or corporate hospitality is seen by critics purely as an expense; but it should instead be seen as an investment in the capstone of any business – the clients.

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Automation Helping the Self-Employed With Their Taxes - And Making Them More Productive

Small Business Labs

  Most any self-employed person will tell you keeping detailed tax records - and especially expense records - is a time consuming, tedious process.    They'll also tell you it's easy to miss, not know about, or forget to record tax deductible expenses

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Quality of Service – QoS

The Small Business Blog

You may ask why, since Apple Macs are so much more expensive. Gucci Slogan Expensive, for me, is a long… These days a I buy my computers from Apple – that used to be very different years ago, I’d buy a PC and compare prices. “ Quality is remembered long after the price is forgotten!~

Eat Amazing (and Healthy) for $50/Month

Dumb Little Man

My grocery spending decreasing so dramatically took me by surprise because the research I’ve done warned me eating healthy would be expensive. When people asked why I wasn’t eating healthy I would quote, “The government makes it very expensive to eat […].

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WinWeb Launches Unique Online Shop App

The Small Business Blog

The truth is most don’t, because it is expensive and/or complicated to open an online shop for the non-geeks amongst us. Almost every business should sell products and services online. Yesterday, WinWeb launched its new eShop App, which makes it incredibly easy, fast and cost-effective to set up your shop online. In the usual WinWeb…

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4 Pricing Strategies That Can Boost Your Online Sales Fast

Small Business CEO

It does not matter if you sell textbooks online or if you sell something more expensive like refrigerators. When sales are low there are various things that can be done. You can use many strategies and make so many site modifications.

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Use of Contract Labor by Sole Proprietors Surging

Small Business Labs

  As the chart below shows, sole proprietor contract labor expenses increased 38% between 2010 and 2013.    Over the same period salary and wage expense increased only 10.7%. The IRS recently released the 2013 data on sole proprietors.

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How Personnel Costs Impact Your Bottom Line

Small Business CEO

Roughly 70% of most municipal budgets is used for personnel expenses, such as payroll and benefits. This is not far off from the expenses incurred in the private sector for personnel and their related expense.

Future Finances: How Outdated Accountancy May Be Costing Your Business

Small Business CEO

As a business owner, your primary goal is to ensure that your income is greater than your expenses and that you have adequate cashflow to pay your liabilities.…

5 Things You Need Before You Quit Your Job

Dumb Little Man

Calculate Your Essentials Budget What is the total budget of all household monthly expenses? Have you decided to finally quit your job? Making this decision can be exhilarating, as well as frightening. Quitting your job means more flexibility, earning potential and freedom.

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5 Reasons to Exhibit at a Trade Show

Small Business CEO

From renting floor space to developing a great booth, the high cost of exhibiting at a trade show makes this form of marketing one that many small to medium-sized companies ignore solely due to its expense.

5 Financial Emergencies Everyone Must Be Prepared For

Dumb Little Man

However, all these are expenses which one plans for. There are also many expenses which arise suddenly out of nowhere, and one may often find themselves ill-prepared to deal with them. The costliest expenses in today’s times would surely be medical expenses, which we often prepare for.

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Supply Chain Management: Benefits to Outsourcing and What to Look For

Small Business CEO

Outsourcing… to many small business owners and startups, the term outsourcing essentially means expense. While it is true that outsourcing various tasks will result in some type of expense, in many instances, the return on investment makes the initial costs worthwhile.

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