Who Else Wants to Save Money on Your Overhead Expenses?

You’re a small-business owner with a big-picture perspective. You know your business inside and out – what your customers like, what makes them tick, and how to position your business as the place they’ll keep coming back to, time and again, for that extra-special thing you do.

You’ve also been in the hospitality industry long enough to know that lowering your overhead costs is a clear path to increasing profits – a path that won’t require you to increase prices. This means, you get more money and your customers get the same great prices they’ve come to know and expect.

You know the corners you can cut and you know when to cut them. You’re pretty sure, if you shopped around, you could probably get a better price on some of your monthly expenses:

  • debit and credit card charges
  • garbage and recycling fees
  • phone and internet services

In fact, it’s on your list of things to do. You know, the ever-growing list that expands – indefinitely, uncontrollably, exponentially – and despite your best efforts, never gets any smaller, ever.

Meet Joe Nygren of NCo Cost Reduction. Joe makes his living lowering other people’s overhead expenses. The best part? You only pay him a portion of the money he saves you. That’s right, it’s money he saves you. Money you didn’t have until he came along and worked his magic. It’s almost like not spending money at all.

I know. You’re thinking: “Well, I’ll just go ahead and find the savings myself.” That way, you can keep it all, and really not spend any money. But will you? Find the time to find the savings, that is. Remember the list?

Okay. Let’s say, for the sake of argument, you get a handle on the list and find the time. Will you be as effective, as Joe, at finding savings? Probably not. This is Joe’s business. Finding savings is what he does. The result: Joe is much better at it than you are.

Relationships – Chances are Joe knows your supplier. Let’s call him Bob. Bob knows that Joes knows what the price should be, could be. This puts Joe in a much better position to successfully negotiate a lower price on your behalf.

Market knowledge – In the same way you know your business, Joe knows his. He knows what’s happening in the market place – trends, shifts, changes, where advantages lie. It’s the sort of knowledge one accumulates over time. Let’s call it expertise.

Analysis – Things aren’t always as they appear. Hidden fees, early cancellation charges and other fine print details can turn a great looking deal into just another problem you have to solve. Joe knows the kinds of questions you need to ask to get the results you want. He thoroughly evaluates all the information and presents you with options you can choose from.

To find out more about Joe, and how he can help reduce your overhead expenses, visit NCo Cost Reduction.

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2 Responses to Who Else Wants to Save Money on Your Overhead Expenses?

  1. you may also find this interesting – we are Victoria based and provide a loan alternative to the small business community. Link to TC article on Feb 17 2012

    thanks

    http://www.timescolonist.com/business/Getting+cash+hand/6168557/story.html

  2. Lisa Weeks says:

    Thanks for your comment, Bruce. Interesting indeed. Great concept!

    Here’s the meat of it: Company Capital lends money to small business owners, but instead of looking at profits and the personal credit history of the business owner, Company Capital makes lending decisions based on future sales projections.

    As the borrower makes sales, a percentage is automatically returned to Company Capital, but instead of large, fixed payments, you make small daily payments.

    Quoting the TC article: “If it’s a slow day, we get very little or nothing,” said Clark, adding that on very good days, merchants are able to take a big bite out of their cash advance debt. “They like that.”

    Read more: http://www.timescolonist.com/business/Getting+cash+hand/6168557/story.html#ixzz1mydXCFXL

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