Money Saving Ideas For Restaurants

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Saving money has to be at the top of everyone’s todo list! And when you’re running a business, it’s especially important to run as efficiently as possible and save costs wherever you can so that you can maximize profits. However when you’re trying to please customers and employees a like, sometimes it’s hard to find ways to cut costs. Therefore I asked around the ShiftNote team, all of whom worked in the industry at some point in their lives, for money saving ideas for restaurants. I think we came up with a pretty helpful list!


Cross Train Your Employees
Cross training is a great way to not only save money, but help create happier employees. Cross training is the practice of teaching an employee to work more than one position within your business. For example, teaching a server to also host, or a busser to cook pizzas. This will give the management more flexibility when scheduling workers, and help employees overcome boredom and gain new skills. (more…)

Top 5 Money Saving Tips For Cat Owners

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Cut the cost of pet care – it wasn’t so expensive even a few years ago, now increased commercialism is making keeping a cat or dog almost unaffordable. You can go back to basics and a trip down memory lane will keep your cat costs low:

Top tip No.1 – make your own cat litter with paper – a thick wad of the latest news in the bottom of the litter tray and then fine shredded paper on top. We’ve never known a cat not like this home made litter and it’s easier to dispose of too. In past days people used to make their own litter trays – a wooden box or tin tray – and then put a scoop of sand, earth or ashes from the fire in. (more…)

Money Saving Party Tips with a Twist

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Want to shake those winter blues? There’s no better remedy than pulling together some food and friends for a little soiree. If you spent a bundle on the holidays and that tax return is too far off to count on, you can still host a delightful diversion with a few inexpensive party ideas, courteous of (more…)

Top 10 money tips for new parents

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1. Embrace the hand-me-down
Yes, you want to bring your baby home in something sparkling new. After that, though, think secondhand. Anything – clothing, furniture, bikes – you are handed down is money you won’t have to spend. Plus, keep in mind that even if you give your child something brand-new, he’ll have it broken in within a couple of days. (more…)

Four Tips for Saving Money on Office Supplies

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Office supplies, from printer cartridges to pens and paper clips, are an expense that church administrators often take for granted and seldom keep under control. Industry estimates show that the average church office consumes at least $500 worth of office products each year. Even in today’s economic environment, gaining control of these expenses is not difficult. (more…)

8 Essential Money Saving Tips for Baby

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Having a baby can be the most rewarding time of your life. Yet adjusting to the additional costs can be stressful. From clothes and food to childcare and education — we provide 8 ways to spend your money wisely during the first few months of your baby’s life.

Babysitting Co-op
One of the bigger costs that parents-to-be underestimate is child care. Although both parents may initially qualify for a leave of absence from their job, at least one will have to return eventually. Group child care is typically less expensive, says Judy Haselton, president of Harmony Financial Advisors. And if you prefer a stay-at-home caretaker, “There is a tax credit that parents should be aware of when you pay someone to care for your child,” Haselton says. The best option might be to collaborate with parents who live near you. “Find a babysitting co-op in your neighborhood or set one up with other parents,” Haselton says. “It’s a way to barter services instead of pay for them.” Try and to begin your search. (more…)

Money saving tips for house-wives

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The economic recession did come as a blow to all of us didn’t it! The recession is well over and gone and just as we were about to heave sighs of relief and become generous with our purse-strings, bang came this year’s budget with the increasing of prices for all goods and services. But just as every cloud has a silver lining, this protracted period of gloom did manage to reign in our spending impulses and bring forth our money-management skills. So we would only be doing ourselves a world of good by persisting in those methods of saving and spending judiciously. (more…)

Money Saving Ideas for the Holidays

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The holiday season usually means spending more than your monthly expenses on gifts, specialty food, crafts, decorations and last-minute items. Unfortunately, these expenditures can pare down your savings in a flash, or encourage overspending on your credit card.
Most people want to spend more on their friends and family during the holidays, but you don’t have to overextend your finances to celebrate. Here are some simple and effective money saving ideas for the holiday season. (more…)

5 Tips For Saving Money This Halloween

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I’ll admit that Halloween is not my favorite holiday, and it’s not because I’m some overzealous Christian who thinks it’s the “Devil’s Holiday”. I am a man of faith, but Halloween ticks me off more from a financial perspective. Along with Valentine’s Day, it has become one of the most commercialized non-holidays that have no meaning. I understand that the kids have a good time with it, and it’s fun for them, but when you take a step back and really look at Halloween, it really is pointless to spend a bunch of money on it. With Halloween parties, costumes for the kids, house decorations, and all of the crap that schools make you buy for arts and crafts time, Halloween can get really expensive. (more…)

10 Ways To Save Money Using Google AdWords

googleadwords10 Ways To Save Money Using Google AdWords


1. Avoid Broad Match Keywords

Whilst the use of broad match keywords can be worthwhile in the right hands, they can be lethal to the unseasoned amateur. Be warned… Using nothing but broad match keywords will burn you.

Broad match keywords are a very basic match type, and if used, will result in your ads appearing for a search query that is vaguely related to the targeted keyword. For example, if you use broad match keywords for the term ‘car insurance’ it is quite likely that your advert will also appear for terms that include ‘caravan insurance’ or possibly even ‘holiday insurance.’ This will result in a strong flow of unwanted and irrelevant traffic to your site. (more…)