Creeping subscriptions and office costs are hurting business profits

From monthly software, plugins and content subscriptions, to leases, energy and printing costs, small business owners are facing a growing cash-flow burden that often goes under the radar. It’s the old frog in slowly boiling water parable! But there are savings to be made.

While it may be a tall tale, the story goes that when (cruel) researchers put a frog in a pot of boiling water, it jumped straight out. Yet if the frog was placed in cold water that was slowly heated, the frog stayed in until it boiled!

They may each be only a few dollars a month, but as the world increasingly turns to pay-by-the-month subscription services, the hidden costs and maintenance burden of running a business can really add up. Just like that boiling frog, we don’t notice the creep.

That’s why it’s important to stay vigilant on the costs of business essentials, because even a 3 per cent saving over a year can be the difference between a tidy profit and struggle street.

If you find yourself hitting print a lot, there is new technology on the market to help cut one of those costs.

Canon has released a new range of endurance printers specifically designed, and priced, for small businesses and home offices.

Temperamental printers are costly

Previously, printers with top-notch quality and speed were beyond the budget of small or home-based businesses, however, the latest range of A3 multifunction devices has changed that.

When choosing a printer, or any office technology, it’s important to evaluate the operating costs over the entirety of its lifespan. Paper jams, the cost of ink supply and energy efficiency factor into the overall cost of your printer.

Canon’s WG7000 Series Multifunction Printer Series addresses the issue of running costs.

The series features new inkjet technology designed to use less energy than laser-based multifunction devices.

They reduce the incidence of paper jams with a smooth paper path and 550-sheet cassettes, which means more time getting stuff done and less time feeding your printer.

Swear by them, not at them

A nationwide survey of Aussie tech users by Canon Australia found 50 per cent of Australians avoid setting up their tech products because it’s just too stressful.

Setting up their printers ranked as the third most stressful menial task in their lives. Right up there with doing taxes and building flat-pack furniture!

That’s why Canon set a design goal of little or no maintenance. This new range is easy to set up with step-by-step instructions in plain English. They come inbuilt with Print Assist – including online tutorials plus phone support seven days a week – and connect to your wifi so you can print from any device.

Canon also has a YouTube channel with content designed to help small business owners get the most out of their printing.

If you’re in the market for a new printer, Canon has a great value range of printers for home and office use including the new WG7600 Series designed for small business.

Visit https://www.canon.com.au/office-printers to find out more.

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