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Check Your Vendors

By September 14, 2010 May 23rd, 2016 Strictly Business Blog

Staying with the same vendors year over year may not be the best strategy for your business.  You should review all your contracts with vendors as well as comparison-shop for regular supplies at least once a year. Pick a date you won’t forget…perhaps the day you change the clocks or the battery on the smoke alarm or your birthday…to determine if you can do better elsewhere. Evaluate your mobile service, Internet provider, insurance of all kinds, and any services that require a fixed monthly fee. Renegotiate with those you want to stick with: you might be surprised at how much money you save. It may not seem polite but don’t feel guilty about pitting one vendor against another to get a better price. People do it to you all the time, don’t they?