The budget handed down earlier this week managed to give small business little cause for celebration.

The promised tax cuts did not see the light of day and pressure is on the public service to make cuts.

What this all means is that we all need to pull our belts a little tighter and take whatever steps we can to ease the pressure on the bottom line.

In the current climate, it is unlikely we can rely on a growth in sales revenue, so we need perhaps to address the other side of the ledger – costs.

Accross Business is building a reputation for identifying areas where savings can be made, particularly with the use of simple technology which requires no capital outlay and no change to the way you use your current technology.

It is not simply technology which can help. They can also help to simplify supply chain and other processes.

When things are getting tighter, it is time to get smarter.