oem_notebook_computer-copyTechnology is very much part of any business today. For the small business owner, expenses on technology may not be that large, especially when compared to companies that operate on a larger scale. Still, these expenses can comprise a significant chunk of a small business’s budget. As such, any savings that can be made is welcome!

What are some ways by which you can save on your technological expenses?

One, when purchasing technological equipment such as computers and printers, you might want to check out extended warranty programs. Even though computers become obsolete so quickly, they can last for many years and be useful for just as long – especially if you do not need cutting edge technology. Getting the extended warranty can help you save on additional costs involved in purchasing new equipment. If you did not avail of extended warranties for your existing computers and they are still under warranty, why not call the manufacturer and see if they can extend the warranty? Some big names such as Dell and HP offer this.

Two, look for free or open source software. Microsoft Office can cost you an arm and a leg, especially for commercial use. Why not look at software like Open Office? It’s totally free and works just fine! For antivirus and antimalware software, try AVG and SpyBot. There are a lot of products online available for download which will not cost you a cent – just look.

Three, perform regular maintenance work on your computers. Virus scanning, defragmentating, deleting of unneeded files, backing up of files – all these should be part of a routine and will save you time and money in the long run.

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4 thoughts on “Technology Saving Tips For The Small Business

  1. Hi Frank,

    Those are some great money saving tips. Microsoft Office Live Small Business has a very inexpensive website builder. Website design and hosting can become a major expense but small businesses can cut costs by using Office Live. It is an entirely template based site builder so you don’t have to know any code. Best of all it is entirely ad free and affordable.

    Check out http://smallbusiness.officelive.com/en-US/customer-gallery to see examples of sites made with Office Live Small Business.

    Cheers,
    Andy
    MSFT Office Live Outreach Team

  2. When the use of softwares are concerned I think there are many torrent sites that might come in handy because they offer you softwares free of cost ,all you need is to download them for a few hours (depending on its size and net speed )

  3. That is a good idea, as long as the software is free for use. The problem with torrent sites is that a lot of the programs are not licensed. 🙁

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