6. Evaluate your customers
Do you know who your best and worse customers are? How much profit are you making from each customer? If you don’t know, now is the right time to set up systems to track this and….
7. Remove unprofitable customers
Harsh as it may sound, concentrate on your best customers. Lavish them with attention. If you have unprofitable customers, cull them. You have no room for passengers.
8. Trim your product or service range
If you are carrying a wide range of stock trim it. Do this by calculating which of you stock lines are your worst performers; sell those lines quickly to release some cash. Reduce your overall investment in stock.
9. Look at your processes
Mistakes are costly so take a look at your processes. What can you tighten up or do differently to lower the chance of errors?
10. Create a budget
Having a budget isn’t about cutting costs, it is about managing costs. So budget your expenditure for the year and track your actual costs closely. If you see costs starting to climb take steps to reduce your non essential expenditure.
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