Pencils and paper disappear as if in the Bermuda Triangle in most small businesses. Office supplies are the least controlled operating expense in many small and even large businesses. This is typically it is way to difficult and almost impossible to monitor every sheet of paper used, every pen or pencil staff use. Just try monitoring how many paper clips or staples your office staff use!! Good luck with that!
The next best thing to control the office supplies cost is to find inexpensive ways to get supplies at deep discount. Many online sites offer great prices and expedited shipping. We have found that Concord office supplies is one of the best sites out there for inexpensive office supplies.