Misc. Bootstrapping Strategies

Like with insurance, bundling telecommunication services (such as internet, phone, web hosting, etc.) is a good way to save a few bucks. Leasing (instead of buying) equipment enables you to avoid large, upfront, capital expenditures. When renting, you don’t have any maintenance costs and repairs/upgrades are taken care of by the owner. Other ideas to save money include buying recycled printer cartages, asking for discounts from your suppliers if you buy more or pay earlier, downloading or torrenting free software (Download.com), and minimizing inventory (incorporating the just-in-time inventory strategy). Bartering should also be utilized, whereby you exchange products and services for other products and services.

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