I was meeting with a potential client the other morning and we were discussing a number of HBS saving opportunities. The subject came to their phone bill. They said wait a minute let me go pull it out.

My first question. Why is it so high?

A quick glance showed me that they were signed up on the Verizon custopak program. They also had unlimited local, regional and long distance calling. Why all these premium services and plans? This was only a small business.Still something didn’t look right.I started paging thru and saw they were being charged $29.99 a month for dial-up service.I thought you told me that you have DSL. Yes, I pay $59.99 a month for it.

OK, I see that. Why are you paying for dial-up?

I also see you are paying $49.99 a month for web hosting. What is that? I don’t know, I never ordered it.

They were being billed $80 a month for services they were not aware of, plus they were paying for premium services they never use.

We see this happen all the time.I wish it could be said that this was a rare occurrence.

That is what makes Hutchinson Business Solutions unique. Most companies would never have said anything and just flipped the service as is.

Is that the right thing to do?

It takes a little more time; we make a little less commission however we provided a genuine service and savings for our clients.

What’s on your phone bill?

Take a moment to pull it out. Having trouble understanding what it says. Don’t panic. That is why they set up the bills that way.Let us help!
 

You can email us  george@hbsadvantage.com or give us a call 856-857-1230.

You may be surprised at what your paying!

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Did You Know?

December 13, 2007

Why you should look at Unemployment Taxes 

Unemployment is the 2nd  highest employer mandated tax

Your Unemployment account is similar to having an open checkbook with the State:

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    • The State assigns your rates

    • The State has total control of all monies in the account

    • The State determines the amount of each payment and disburses payments from this account 
    • The State sends a quarterly reconciliation of all activity in the account

 Would you handle your personal account this way? 

Did You Know:  

  • The State of New Jersey has a 10% error rate in the payment of unemployment claims.

Are you overpaying unemployment taxes? 

A 10% error rate!!! 

What is your rate?  

Is it over 1%? 

What are you doing to manage these payments? 

We offer a service to manage your account and audit every claim:

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    • Is the claim legitimate?
    • Is the state paying the proper amount?
    • Are you 100% responsible?

We help our clients to be proactive and drive their rates down!! 

Hutchinson Business Solutions ( HBS ) works as an advocate for our clients.  

Call 856-857-1230 to learn more about our unemployment tax service. You may email questions to george@hbsadvantage.com 

Hutchinson Business Solutions……………..Your CFO on the Go. 

Defining Opportunities Today,…Providing Savings for Tomorrow.

Visit http://www.hutchinsonbusinesssolutions.com/ to learn more about saving opportunities available for your company.

Say What?

December 6, 2007

 

 

Are you on the Verizon network?

 

 

Have you looked at your bill recently?

 

 

Just what services are you paying for?

 

 

Custopak -What is this Custopak program? Are they just regular lines?

 

 

Centrex – Wait a minute, this says Centrex and it even cost more? What does this do?

 

 

Welcome to the Verizon hook – line – and sinker!

 

 

Many clients when they called Verizon to install plain old telephone (Pots) lines are told that Verizon was running a special and that installation charges would be waived if they signed up for the Custopak or Centrex programs. The problem is that 95% of the public never knows just what these programs do and as a result do not use them.

 End Result: 

You telecom charges are higher than they should be. Are you interested in saving from 15% to 40%? 

Take a moment to look at your current Verizon bill.

 

 

Are paying for Custopak or Centrex services?

 

 

What benefits do these services give your business?

 

 

If you do not know this answer to this question, then give us a call.

 

856-857-1230 

 

 

You are paying for a service you don’t use or need.

 

 

Hutchinson Business Solution clients are saving from 15% to 40% by switching to other independent providers who use the Verizon platform.

 

 

These savings are available to you. All you have to do is ask!

 

 

You may email george@hbsadvantage.com to take the first step.

 Let the savings begin!

HBS…Your CFO on the Go.

 Defining Opportunities Today,…Providing Savings for Tomorrow.

Visit http://www.hutchinsonbusinesssolutions.com/ to learn more about saving opportunities available for your company.

Where did the day go?

December 3, 2007

 

 

Where did the day go? I had a whole list of things I wanted to get done but that went out the window as soon as I walked in this morning.

 

 

Sound familiar! Are you running your day or the day running you?

 Ever think of outsourcing? 

Companies have come to realize that outsourcing is a fairly powerful and effective management tool. It allows you to address an issue, provide a solution; increase efficiencies and profits while keeping your pulse on daily activities that demand your attention.

 

 

When a company approaches outsourcing for the first time the most challenging question is the most basic one: Where do we begin?

 

 

A recent executive forum favored starting with generic, transaction based business processes such as finance, accounting and information technology. They felt that these fields offer quick wins, attractive returns with relatively low levels of risk.

Hutchinson Business Solutions….Your Outsource Solution

Today it is more important than ever to take an objective look at your operating expenses.

 

 

Below are areas with great opportunities for savings.

  • Payroll Taxes – There is a 50% chance you are overpaying payroll taxes.
  • Sales Tax – Long thought to be the “cost of doing business.”
  • Telecom – Clients are saving from 10 % to 40%.
  • Fleet Management – You can now “put your fleet in the palm of your hand.”
  • Data Solutions – Ask about our Virtual CIO Managed Service Program.
  • Utilities – Deregulated savings for large volume users.
  • Insurance – Cost continue to trend from 10% to 20% a year.

Many clients are enjoying the savings and have received refunds for overpayments.

A new global study on business outsourcing relationships finds that

:·        74% use “business outcomes” to measure performance

·        61% say outsourcing helps their companies perform better

·        74% are satisfied with their outsourcing experience

Thinking of outsourcing?  Contact Hutchinson Business Solutions.

 Your CFO on the Go.  

Defining Opportunities Today,…Providing Savings for Tomorrow.

Visit http://www.hutchinsonbusinesssolutions.com/ to learn more about saving opportunities available for your company. Should you want to know more contact george@hbsadvantage.com