Little things can equal big savings in a hurry. The trick is having enough savvy to spot the potential savings. Here in St. Louis, an owner of a day spa discovered that technicians were using three pumps on a shampoo container when washing a client's hair. While only one pump of shampoo was needed, the extra two pumps per client didn't seem like a lot at first.
Until the owner calculated one year's worth. She soon discovered she could save more than $5,000 from just asking technician's to use one pump worth of shampoo.
For businesses of all sizes trying to cut expenses, these savings are all around us. The trick is to really focus on controlling these costs.
--Ron Ameln, SBM