Five Simple Ways Startups Can Save Money So you're launching a business on a shoestring. Here are a few money-savers that you may have overlooked.
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Sara Sutton Fell, founder and CEO of FlexJobs in Boulder, Colo., knows that coupons and deal sites aren't just for consumers. Over the course of a year, Fell saved about $2,500 by using sites like RetailMeNot.com and CouponCabin.com to cut costs on everything from customer gifts to office equipment.
"It's something many people do as consumers, but something I think a lot of businesses overlook," she says. By simply typing in the name of a computer seller and the words "coupon code," she was able to save $800 on computer monitors for her company.
Frugal business expert Shel Horowitz, author of Grassroots Marketing: Getting Noticed in a Noisy World, advises startups to be relentless in their search for savings. Here are five simple ways to do exactly that.