Never underestimate the importance of having the right energy plan for your business. It can make a big difference to your bottom line.

There’s no one size fits all energy plan

Every businesses energy needs vary, so when it comes to your electricity plan, it’s important to look for tailored solutions.

From billing options to the size of your business, to where your business premises are located, there can be numerous factors that impact the energy prices and plans available to you. You want to ensure your businesses energy supplier is the perfect match.

There is a wide variety of energy plans available from various retailers, which can make it hard to work out what option is best for you. Knowing what your options are by comparing energy plans offered in your area, will make it easier for you to get the best rates, and the right plan, for your business energy.

Consider your energy needs

Chances are you may not have reviewed your current energy plan for a while, and this may mean that it’s no longer the best plan for your business energy needs.

Your business energy needs can change each year; perhaps you’ve expanded or downsized, or you’re looking to move to a new premises. Any of these factors can impact your businesses electricity usage.

Depending on your business, you may need to look for energy services aimed at small or multi-site businesses. If you’re a small business, you may want to look at small business electricity plans offered by retailers who specialise in this size of business, or if you have a large organisation with sites in various locations, retailers who specialise in multi-site enterprises may be best.

Speaking with a business energy specialist about your energy requirement can help ensure you find the right business energy plan and work out what energy retailer may suit your needs best.

Is your current plan meeting your needs? If it’s not, then it may be time to switch to a new plan. While you may think this is too much of a hassle, it may be better for your business, and your pocket, in the long run. If you switch to Next Business Energy, we can help make the switch as seamless as possible.

Don’t overpay on your electricity bills

If your businesses energy plans are not the right fit then you’re at risk of paying more than you should be for your electricity.

Getting the right energy plan can save you money in the long run, but it’s good to first understand your electricity bills. To help with this, review your recent bills to see what you’re currently paying. If you understand your businesses energy cost, you’ll be better equipped to choose the right energy plan to suit your needs.

Reviewing your electricity bills also gives you an opportunity to assess your energy usage, and potentially identify areas to reduce your businesses electricity usage and further save on costs.

You want to get the best price you can on your energy plan, as this may help save you a significant amount of money, so you may also want to ask about special offers the retailer may have which could help you save more.

Find the right energy retailer

When comparing energy plans, also do your research on the retailers themselves. Business energy differs from residential energy, so it’s important that your energy retailer is a business energy specialist, to ensure they can understand your electricity needs.

Energy retailers offer various plans to suit businesses. For example, if you plan to reduce your carbon footprint, find out if the retailer supports GreenPower or carbon neutral power. Discuss your business energy needs with potential energy retailers so they can have a better understanding of what you’re after, and can tailor an energy plan to suit your business.

As well as competitive prices, you want to receive good customer service. Choosing a retailer that provides good customer support means that if there is any issue with your plan or electricity supply, you will be able to talk with someone straight away and have minimal to zero disruption to your electricity supply.

If you’re looking for a new energy plan or considering switching from your current energy retailer, contact the team at Next Business Energy and we can help find the right energy plan for your business.