According to the National Small Business Association, small business owners spend 40 hours (a full workweek!) and more than $5,000 to complete their taxes. Ooma Office enables small businesses to function and multitask like big businesses at a fraction of the cost, saving crucial time and money. In the spirit of Tax Day, Ooma’s small business customers offer up their unique insights to get a head start on this year’s savings. Looking for ways to avoid wasteful spending in 2014? Check out the tips below to see how these small business owners cut down costs, so you can start saving those dollars!
• Automate, automate, automate: “It may be easier to just go with the flow and do your job, but taking the time while you are working to make your templates better and make your job more efficient is worth multiples in time, money and happiness.” (Nadeem N. Vaidya, M.D., Retina OC)
• Prioritize your business: “Rather than establishing a hard-line network, I use a cloud service … I jumped on board with Ooma Office as soon as it became available … The initial hardware purchase was reasonable and does not require any special telephone equipment, which is a bonus.” (Christine Swenson, Swenson Law Office, PC)
• Have as little overhead as possible: “Really ask yourself if you need whatever it is you’re considering purchasing. If it’s a clear need or investment in your business, make sure you can afford it and it won’t affect your cash flow or savings.” (Jason Unger, Junger Media)
• Keep things simple: “As the owner of a business, you have the ‘privilege’ of working long hours for little pay in the beginning. Focus on your core business, do not try to do too many things at the beginning." (John McKernan, Chapel Hats)
Ooma Office saves customers up to 90% on their monthly phone bills. If you’re interested in learning more about Ooma Office’s capabilities, check out our savings calculator to find out how much you could save over the course of three years by making the switch.