Some practices may find that they cannot increase revenue as easily as they can decrease expenses. Both or a combination of the two can make a practice more profitable.nnExpenses:nRent, personnel, supplies, equipment, etc. What if you could lower the cost of one or more, maybe all of these?nnRent:nIf space is not needed don’t rent it! If you can out source a function that takes up space, it may be worth it.nnPersonnel:nThese days no one wants to be laid off or suggest that there be a reduction in staffing, but if it makes sense to do so, you have got to do it. Health care is complicated and new regulations and challenges may require new/different people and processes. Maybe even less people but higher skilled.nnSupplies:nGet tough, get what you pay for, get lean. There is a lot of competition out there to supply your office. With that competition come JIT (Just In Time) delivery. You may be paying for space to store supplies when you could get the supplies cheaper and delivered with a day of need!nnEquipment:nSome things you have to have. But when it comes time to replace them don’t be afraid to be creative. Look carefully at leasing. Like supplies, there is a lot of competition for your business. Computers and anything electronic is coming down in price, but be careful – often times paying a little more may get you a whole lot more. Consider outsourcing your IT hardware, especially server needs!nnCall us! We can help with all of the above. Spending money is okay if it is done with strategy and with a plan to bring down overall Expenses. You don’t have to just increase revenue to increase your profitability!