Fixed expenses are known, and often they are the ones that businesses focus on because they are the big ticket items. Staffing costs, rent, insurance, vehicle or machinery leases, etc. When we are cost cutting it is these items that we look to see how we can reduce the costs.
However, what many businesses often forget about is the variable expenses. They can be the frivolous amounts that we spend which add up over time and can make a significant difference to our bottom line. They can also be unexpected expenses that blow the budget and leave us with less cash flow than anticipated.