Small change … BIG difference: AXA Business proves size doesn’t matter
At home, I’m well aware that it’s often the small things that count. The first hug you get from your toddler gets your day off to a good start while the couple of degrees you lower your thermostat by work wonders on quarterly energy bills. From penny pinching to purse tightening, us homemakers know that small changes can amount to a lot in a domestic setting but what about out in the world of business?
Career mums, whether working for large corporations or setting up shop on their own, can also benefit from small changes – as I recently learned when viewing the AXA Business Facebook page.
You see, AXA Business are running a new competition to help businesses get what they need. There’s £2,000 up for grabs for you to spend on all the business tech you could ever need – from laptops right through to smartphones – and the theme is all about little things that make a big difference in business. Given that there are 4.6 million micro SME business owners in the UK, accounting for 90% of all businesses, this advice would do well to be heeded!
How much are you wasting?
According to research, micro SMEs could be throwing away as much as £2 billion but this is all money which could be saved if appropriate measures are taken. Businesses who switch energy suppliers may be able to save £399 from doing so but when almost one third (29%) rarely or never check their tariffs that means as much as £0.5 billion is being wasted.
It’s not just areas such as energy where we’re generating waste though. Technology is one of the biggest driving factors behind businesses but that doesn’t mean it isn’t without its faults. Services such as broadband are seen as vital to a company’s success but did you know that their costs have as much as halved over the past two years?
If you were one of the businesses who kept ahead of the curve by moving to business broadband early on then your existing contract may fail to offer the best value for money.
In fact, you could be wasting £249 a year. Combine that with the £242 you might be wasting with the wrong business phone tariff and you begin to see how small changes can have a big difference.
To view more great tips on how to make little changes that have a big impact on your business, check out the AXA Business Facebook page. You could even contribute a few tips of your own to let others benefit from your wisdom.
Of course, you’ll want to enter the competition too. After all, who can say no to the chance to win £2,000 to spend on vital business tech? Just follow the link to enter the competition on their Facebook page and keep those fingers crossed!
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