Reducing Overhead

Published June 3, 2022

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When you are trying to sell your business, it is important to make sure your company is profitable and attractive to potential buyers. Reducing overhead is great way to cut costs and increase your profitability. Here are some options you might want to consider.

 Reduce your tax bill

Taxes are a major expenditure for most business owners. Consider engaging a financial expert who will brief you on current tax laws and allow you to be proactive, ensuring you are taking advantage of every tax break to which you are entitled.

 Buying or leasing?

Many businesses owners spend too much money on equipment, facilities, and other items because they do not comprehensively analyze their options for buying or leasing. The decision to rent or purchase depends on the type of item, the financing terms, and your capital structure. You should compare your options to determine the company’s best long-term decision.

Go paperless

Going paperless has a multitude of benefits. Not only will you save money because you are reducing the amount of paper you will need, but your information will be more secure and will be easier for you to stay in compliance.


Personnel costs are the most significant expenditure for many privately-held companies. Make sure you are getting a return on your investment by hiring the right people. It is important to hire people who will fit in the company’s culture and help the company achieve its goals. Assessments can be a great tool to compare candidates and in turn, are a long-term investment for your organization.

Consider all of your options when it comes to hiring. While you might have the need for a specialist, a full-time employee might not be the best fit for your company. Look for a contract worker or outsourcing to fill some of your needs.

Review regularly

Set time to regularly review your expenses and evaluate ways to save. Seeing where your money is going will help you to plan your future and help your company reach its future goals.

We’re here to help

Taking the time to plan and reduce your costs will put your company in a better position to attract a buyer. While it might seem like a daunting task, we are here to help. For more information on setting your company up for success, reach out to Angela Marshall, Partner at MCM Capital Markets Group at