Who doesn't want to reduce their small sign business costs? With a little bit of planning and good organization you can likely decrease spending and increase profits for your sign shop. Make sure you are following these 5 tips to reduce your small business expenses:
  1. Plan for taxes.Tax planning is one of the most basic ways a business can cut back on costs. A good accountant will be able to help you minimize your tax costs, or spread them out over a long period of time, relieving some of the tax burden.
  2. Pay on time. Whether its on your taxes or your electrical bill, respecting payment deadlines means avoid overdue fines. Also, make sure when submitting information for billing that everything is filled out correctly; incorrect submissions can result in additional fines.
  3. Keep your expenses separated. One of the most common mistakes made by small business owners is not keeping business and personal finances completely separated. Keep everything separated; sharing a bank account with your business not only can lead to confusion, but it also makes it more likely that you'll be subjected to an audit.
  4. Look for tax breaks. It is possible that your business is entitled to certain tax breaks that you aren't aware of. Research tax relief or ask your accountant to help you make sure you are taking full advantage of all available tax breaks.
  5. Shop around. When you need to do any purchasing, or when the time comes to renew contracts make sure and take the time to shop around. The amount of money you can save by being a little more frugal and signing on to a cheaper contract really adds up.

How do you reduce business costs for your sign shop?