Friday April 3, 2020

Cut your cloth to suit your SME measure

Cutting costs is still the name of the game for small businesses, but finding small savings here and there can really make a difference, writes Emma Kennedy.

26th February, 2012
Patricia Callan, director, Small Firms Association. Photo: Maura Hickey

With many small businesses around the country feeling the pinch, ensuring they get the best possible value on everything from energy bills to insurance cover is vital to survival.

"Cutting costs is generally still the number one priority for small firms," said the director of the Small Firms Association, Patricia Callan. She said that reducing costs was viewed as more important than developing new products or entering new markets by many firms.

While labour costs...

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