MEMBERSHIP HAS ITS PRIVILEGES
Small-business owners know they need to keep an eye on expenses and cut costs wherever possible, and joining Costco can help. In a recent random sampling of products ranging from office furnishings to paper goods, Costco had lower prices than office-supply stores or Amazon. Costco also offers many services for small businesses.Of course, entrepreneurs must account for the cost of membership. The warehouse club has two levels of membership that allow the purchase of goods for business or resale. The cheapest is $55 and includes one household membership for personal use. The executive business membership costs $110 and offers the same perks, plus a 2 percent annual reward on most Costco purchases and access to lower-cost business services. Here's where these memberships can pay off for small-business owners.