For every small business saving money should be number one on your list. The more you can put back into your business is the better. There is an easy way to contribute to saving money. A great way to do that is to save money on copying. A lot of people spend way too much on copying at first. You need to know how to save on copy costs if you want to keep your costs down and be able to get more out of your copier.

Don’t fall into the trap of paying too much for copies. Lease companies use this as a way to make money for themselves. Unused prints are lost, they do not roll over for the next month. So if you do not use them all then the company makes more money off of you. There is usually a discount offered to buy more, but it’s not usually worth the extra charge if you’re not using it.

Most of the time you’re spending hundreds more every month that you’ll never use. If you know how much you are using, you should only purchase that much, no matter the discount. This will actually save your company money. A great rule of thumb is to calculate your busiest month and buy eighty percent of that for all months. You can always buy more if you need it, but you can’t get any back if you spend too much.