When considering your business outgoings, you may firstly be drawn to staff salaries, stationary costs and other overheads such as rent etc. While these elements do make up for a large chunk of a company’s expenditures, there aren’t really a lot of opportunities to shave money off them.
One fundamental cost you may overlook is the cost of energy. Gas and electric costs have been rising rapidly in the past few years and they seem to be in a state of flux, changing from day to day.
Small businesses especially need to be as shrewd as possible when it comes to how much they pay the energy providers. Business rates from the main providers can be very expensive, this may stem from an over generalisation made by suppliers; in that all business types are the same and small businesses are charged a similar amount for their energy as large corporations. This seems counterproductive for energy companies; they spend so much time and money giving residential customers the best deals possible but miss out on giving the same treatment to small and local businesses.
There also seems to be a lot more advice out there for the general household to save money on a range of things in this time of economic decline, from credit cards to car insurance. But, as reiterated by politicians and economists alike, the only way out of a downward economic spiral is for new, start-up businesses to flourish.
So why, in terms of energy at least are the new and local businesses offered the raw end of the deal?
Thankfully there is help out there. Companies such as Makeitcheaper.com have been working for years to help new business owners in just such a predicament. Small businesses can make a significant saving in their energy bills simply by logging onto the free and easy to use site and comparing their out goings with other deals.
There is also a free phone number, this is really handy if you are considering a new supplier but are unsure of the numbers. You can receive impartial advice from services that aren’t owned or even swayed by any of the big electric and gas providers.
Going for an impartial service is the best option as you can be sure they are giving you honest fair advice on your energy costs.