Being an entrepreneur is not all about making money, you also have to be smart with the money you have. In today's economy, starting entrepreneurs would do well to bring down their fixed costs as low as possible. The following post presents some tips from the MKB Service Desk.
Work online. Not every entrepreneur needs an office. If all you need to work is wifi, consider ditching the traditional office and work wherever it's convenient. Flexible workspaces, university campuses, coffee houses and your own home are all options.
Garbage. Paying for trash pickup can be an unexpected cost for many entrepreneurs. Work with nearby business owners if you can, and shop around for the best deals. You may also find trash companies that can turn your garbage into biofuel. You can find more information here.
Printing. Try as much as possible to make your office paperless. Make sure your wifi network is strong so that your employees can hold meetings with laptops instead of printed agendas.
Salaries. Need some help around the office? Why not try interns instead of more expensive traditional employees. In addition, there are several websites available where you can find freelancers to do data entry, translation and bookkeeping. Try oDesk, Guru and Taskrabbit.
You can read the full article (in Dutch) at MKB Service Desk here.