There’s one thing that most small businesses have in common: a need to maximise results with minimal cost. This applies to sales, supplier relationships and of course, reliable energy and gas supply.
While the cost and efficiency of your business electricity and gas may feel overwhelming, we’re here to help you make sense of it and optimise every dollar spent.
In this short guide, we delve into some effective strategies for small businesses looking for competitive energy costs, without compromising on operational efficiency or flexibility.
Interested in competitive and potentially lower business electricity costs? Looking for business gas suppliers that understand your needs?
Time to make the switch to a plan that works for you. Simply fill out our Small Business Energy Plan form to arrange to speak with a relationship manager and start the conversation today.
Understand your business energy use
Energy efficiency isn’t just a buzzword – it’s a crucial element that can make or break a small business’ success.
Before you can secure the most appropriate business electricity plan and tariff, you need to understand your energy consumption, and where adjustments and efficiencies can be made.
There are a few ways to track down where and how your business is using the most energy. While transitioning to different lighting sources or introducing energy-efficient equipment may work for some businesses, many are looking for quicker and simpler ways to save energy.
It can be as easy as having your last bill handy when you speak to an energy representative about your small business energy needs.
Take advantage of exclusive group discounts
Energy is a complex business. There are a lot of moving parts and variables that go into creating a truly cost-busting energy solution.
But many small businesses don’t have the time or specialist knowledge to access these types of business electricity plans. This is also complicated further by differing regulations, available discounts and offers across state and territory borders, not to mention the often overwhelming terms and conditions that go with them.
Understanding the small business energy landscape is a full time job. That’s why many small businesses choose to take advantage of aggregated group energy plans and discounts to help keep costs and complicating factors low.
Prioritise flexibility and agility
Energy and gas supply can be complicated and costly. It is also a very fast moving market. Costs can often be variable depending on where your business is located.
This means you could be missing out on great discounts if you’re part of an inflexible plan. It can also mean you’re locked in to uncompetitive tariffs if you aren’t with a flexible provider.
By prioritising flexibility in your energy plan, you have the freedom to alter or exit a contract that isn’t delivering the business energy savings you need.
Looking for the best business electricity rates? We’ve found them
At Procurement Australia, we help small businesses do more with less.
Our new Small Business Energy Plan in partnership with AGL is now open for new and eligible members.*
Featuring a dedicated AGL support team, competitive pricing on electricity and gas, and no early termination fees, this offer is already helping thousands of members save on their electricity and gas.
*Offer available to new and eligible members in Victoria, New South Wales, South Australia and Queensland. Discounts on electricity and gas vary by state and do not apply to charges including fees, demand charges and green charges. Rates are variable and subject to change. Click here to review member electricity and gas terms and condition for your state.