Cost Reduction Tools

Business Solutions - The Positive Way, Cost Reduction and Profit Improvement





Ideation Program
Wasting Money
Cutting Phone Costs
Saving Fuel Costs
Cost Reduction Contingency
Bad Job - Help Please
Small Business Accounting
Cost Reduction vs. Cost Control
Teamwork Trouble
More Teamwork Trouble
Leadership Challenge
Consulting Business
Recovery from Downsizing
Business is Unprofitable
Six Sigma or Not
Cost Reduction Tools
Waste Reduction
Smart Conference Room
Merchant Cash Advance
CRM Software
Paper Cuts Profits
Business Plan Mistakes
Save on Health Insurance

Cost reduction and profit improvement for businesses

Cost Reduction Tools


Dear Business Solutions,

I was wondering if you could tell me 3 or 4 different techniques used in both cost control and cost reduction. Any help you could give would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,

Code name: psychodykes

Dear psychodykes, you’ve written at an opportune moment.  I’ve been burning the midnight oil for the past months to write and polish a powerful new book dedicated to small and mid-sized business profitability.  “Instant Profits: Making Your Business Pay” will be available in electronic book format in mid June. 

“Instant Profits” includes:

bullet Over 235 tools, tips, and shortcuts to increasing profits (revenue, loss and expense)
bullet 60 shortcuts
bullet 60 tools and profit principles with explanations on how to use them
bullet Examples for the application for many of these

Each of the chapters begins with stories of business-people who are trying to get out of financial trouble or increase the value of their businesses.  The chapters conclude with the methods they used and more.

But to answer your question directly, a few of my favorite techniques for cost reduction include the following:

bullet Waste and loss reduction analysis and control
bullet Contribution margin analysis
bullet Zero-base budgeting
bullet Business planning and forecasting
bullet Ratio analysis

Obviously, I would have to know much more about your business to be able to determine which of these or the additional 200+ more in the book will be of use to you.  I am sure some will but I cannot prescribe in the dark.

Since “Instant Profits: Making Your Business Pay” incorporates over three decades of real business success, I highly recommend it to you and anyone else who is in business or wants to be.

Good luck,

Steven C. Martin
Business Solutions – The
Positive Way

Get your costs and bottom line profits under control now

Achieving World-Class Profit Improvement - proven methods for cost reduction and profit improvementInstant Profits: Making Your Business Pay - 250 tools, methods and tips for cost reduction and increased profits57 ideas for cost reductionProfit Improvement Executive Analysis - what you really need to know about cost and profit improvement programs including 6-sigma


Cost Reduction & Profit Improvement
Copyright © 1998 - 2014 Business Solutions - The Positive Way ®. All rights reserved.
These materials are copyrighted and any duplication beyond individual personal use is illegal
without the express written permission of Business Solutions.

Send mail to with questions or comments about this web site.
Email us at