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Farmer saves $2K per year on power bills

GOOD BUSINESS: Victorian producer Darren Bone recently found a way to save $2,000 a year on his power bills when he engaged Beevo, a specialist service which finds great rates on a range of utilities. PHOTO: Alex Dalziel.

Story in partnership with Beevo.

When you're running a small business, it is important to minimise your overheads and maintain a steady cashflow. This is especially true for agricultural businesses, where many factors are beyond their control.

Few know this better than Victorian producer Darren Bone, who found a way to save thousands of dollars a year on his power bills when he engaged Beevo, a specialist service which finds great rates on a range of utilities.

Mr Bone is a third generation farmer. He runs a mixed operation across multiple properties in the Nhill region. Each year he produces two to three thousand tons of wheat and barley. He also runs a flock of 300 merino ewes, producing both wool and lamb for the meat market.

His operation requires a lot of power. In fact, he has six meters all up. So, he jumped at the opportunity to save $2,000 per year on his electricity bill.

"When you're a farmer you're always looking up in the air and saying, 'is it going to rain?' and if it doesn't, you're not going to make any money," Mr Bone explained.

Farmer saves $2K per year on power bills

"So wherever you can save money - whether it's on a power bill or a telephone bill - you really should be. You can use that money elsewhere."

Beevo currently services more than 50,000 businesses across Australia and collectively saves them millions of dollars each year, finding them competitive rates on a range of services including gas, electricity, waste management, phone, internet, cleaning and insurance.

Beevo sales manager Lilly Macdonald says it is important for businesses to stay on top of their utilities and ensure they're getting good rates.

Farmer saves $2K per year on power bills

"Electricity prices change every single year. So, it is something you need to stay on top of. In Victoria the energy rates change in January so it is very important to review your accounts at the start of the year," she said.

"The reality is, all business owners are time poor... but Beevo are specialists when it comes to your utilities," she continued.

"Signing up with Beevo is a really simple and straightforward process. It's not going to take up too much of your time and we will likely be able to save you money. And, if we can't save you money on your accounts today, we'll get back to you when we can."

Signing up with Beevo takes just minutes out of your day and they regularly review your bills to ensure you're still saving money.

Mr Bone says he couldn't be happier with the service he has received and that he would recommend Beevo to anybody.

"(My Beevo Rep) Ben did a great job. He fixed everything up. He is just a straight shooter and a very pleasant fella to deal with," he said.

For more information visit: www.beevo.com.au or call them on 1300 763 764.

Story in partnership with Beevo.