You could all use a good deal right now!

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You can’t stop running your business just because the economy is sluggish.  Maintaining productivity with fewer resources requires ingenuity and tenacity.  Be sure to keep an eye out for any areas where you can save.  Here at The Suites Collection we are always searching for good deals that will benefit our bottom line while preserving the quality of services our tenants enjoy.

Here are some of the good small businesses deals we’ve recently discovered. 

January is a great time to make sure you are getting competitive rates for your business, health and auto insurance.  Search for free rate quotes and details about insurance packages at Insweb.   Unicare of Illinois and ehealthinsurance.com also offer options for your comparative health insurance shopping.  All of these sites work with several leading insurance providers to tailor plans for you.

A little free advice is always good.  Staff members from the IL Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration now offer a live TV talk show on local channel 21.  “Small Business Update” showcases a variety of local professionals providing training on various topics important to small businesses such as SBA loans programs, government contracting opportunities, start up concerns and taxes.  Viewers are invited to call (312) 738-1060 to get specific answers to matters affecting them.  Upcoming shows will air on Thursdays at 4pm through the end of March.

Technology always takes a big bite from a small business budget.  Claiming to be the “Best Source of Tech Deals”, XPBargains lists current rebates and sales for computer equipment from Dell, HP, CompUSA and more.  A valuable way to acquire skilled technical support is bartering.  The New York Times recently ran an article detailing small business success in the rising bartering trade.  Websites like The ITex Corporation and U-Exchange set up national networks to put you in touch with other business owners.  If you are unfamiliar with how bartering works, you can learn more about it before diving in. 

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Always look for ways to strengthen your marketing and minimize your overheadCraigslist has become an undisputed advertising powerhouse, serving more than fifty million people each month.  Advertising is free on Craigslist and you can drive international traffic to your website or to an anonymous email address, whichever you prefer.   If your overhead costs include dedicated office space, consider moving your headquarters to an office business center like The Suites Collection.  We will provide you with a private office space and shared services that will significantly reduce your administrative and operating costs.

We look forward to meeting you and sharing more mutually successful business ideas.

Give us a call at 312-994-2700 or contact us online.

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