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Tips on Working From Home

April 1, 2009

Do you run your own business from home? Are you looking for ways to save on your business? Read these tips to find out what you can do to save money, as you work your way to success.

Get your government benefits. The government offers numerous incentives to owners of small home businesses. Small businesses are responsible for creating a lot of jobs, and they play a vital role in the economy, so it is in the government’s interest to stimulate small business growth. Do the research to find out what benefits you can get. In addition to tax incentives, there are many write-offs that you should take advantage of. From cell phones and computers, to using your car for business, you would be amazed at all the possible write-offs that are out there.

Save on ink cartridges. Ink is expensive, and when you are running a small business from home, the cost of these cartridges will add up quickly. Make sure to save money on ink by checking out the following deals: – Free shipping on any order in the U.S. via code: FREEBIE
. You can also get cheap refills for your ink cartridges at places like Walgreen’s and Cartridge World. Simply bring in your old cartridge to get a refill for your printer. Prices average $10-$15 depending on what kind of ink you are buying, but you will definitely end up saving a lot of money.

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Save on phones. It is unnecessary to have both a cell phone and a land line, and to pay money for both services. Why not ditch the land line, and get a great cell phone plan. However you will still be using your minutes, and it is frustrating and costly to run out of minutes. Use Skype for cheap calls over the internet. If you are talking to a fellow Skype user over the internet, your call will be totally free to anywhere in the world. You can also use Skype to call land lines, for rates that are cheaper than average calling cards. All you need is a microphone and the internet; registering for Skype is free and easy.

Employ your kids. If your kids are old enough to work and pay taxes, then why not hire them? In addition to teaching them about money and saving, and giving them valuable work experience, you will be saving money. Your children will pay lower taxes, so overall your family will save money.

Save gas. Don’t commute! This is huge! Gas prices have soared, so why should you spend your hard earned money on gas? For someone with a 15 mile commute, you will drive 30 miles per day and a total of 150 miles per week. Assuming you get about 25 miles per gallon at a cost of $4.50 per gallon, you will be spending about $27 per week, and over $1400 per year. Just think of all the fun things you can spend your money on with that extra $1400!

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