How to Make More Money in Business

5 Ways to Increase Your Revenue and Profits

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Diversifying your income stream as the way to make more money in business is old advice, but in tough economic times, it's advice well worth taking. One of the least riskiest (and least costly) ways to successfully increase your is to make better use of your existing assets. All of the ideas below are ways you can bring in more revenue for your business without spending a lot of money to do it.

How to Make More Money in Business

1) Rent out part of your business premises.

If you , do you really need all of your current space? If not, you can make more money by renting out some of your space to another business.

There are a lot of small businesses that only need a corner or cubicle. Or maybe you have an unused room that another business could use . You have also have unused warehouse space, or an empty garage or storage shed that could be rented (in urban environments storage space can command a high premium).

You can further increase the revenue from spare office rental space if you’re able to throw in some add-ins, such as the shared use of a conference room, internet connection (direct or wifi), access to printers, copiers, coffee machine, etc.

You can gain even more advantage by subleasing space to a business that is complementary to yours, giving you the opportunity for cross-promotion. For example, if you own a vehicle repair business and sublet a bay to an auto detailing company you can .

2) Package services as products.

If your business primarily involves selling services, you can make more money by packaging your services as products rather than charging clients an hourly rate. This will increase your sales because it goes a long way to overcoming clients’ reluctance to sign on for what they view as open-ended projects and makes your work appear tangible.


3) Shift your sales focus.

One of the easiest ways to make more money is often overlooked; getting your current customers to buy more of your products and/or services. Shifting your sales focus to your current customers rather than makes excellent economic sense because your current customers are already converted prospects. They know your company and your products and are easier to sell to. Learn how to entice your current customers to buy more by reading .

If you want to increase sales to existing customers, though, you have to make sure you treat them right; see

4) Lend out your employees.

Do you have ? Then maybe you could sub-contract them to other businesses. For instance, if you have exceptional managers, you could hire them out to other enterprises to run exercises in team-building and . From an employee perspective, working for another business can be advantageous in that it allows them to gain valuable experience in a different organization.

Another twist on this idea is to lend out employees to avoid having to lay them off, loaning employees to another company for a set period of time and then getting them back when you need them. (Definitely an arrangement to be made by contract only.)

5) Add value-added services or products.

A carpet cleaner selling bottles of spot remover. A store selling kitchenware offering cooking lessons. A seminar on investment strategies in tough economic times. A farm that sells produce offering a vegetable delivery service. These are all examples of adding that customers and clients might be willing to pay money for.

Make more money by examining your products and services and additional services or products that your customers might be interested in. Then choose the one you think will make the most money for your business and test it.

Make more money by getting more from your assets.

Your business premises, your , your products, your services, your customers, your employees are all that may or may not be producing as much income for you as they could. With the five "how to make more money in business" ideas above in mind, take a hard look at your business and see if some of your assets are being underutilized. Often the ways our business could make more money are right in front of us; we just have to recognize them.

Increase profits by cutting expenses.

One of the other ways you can increase profits is to cut expenses and there are many ways to do so. See the following articles for ideas on how to reduce your business expenses: