It's hard to imagine anyone who isn't watching his or her expenses today, as avoiding the issue could have adverse effects in business, as well as personally. Unfortunately, even those who monitor their costs closely can still find themselves on the losing end of this economic tug-of-war. But all is not lost: By evaluating one's operation, streamlining existing systems and implementing new procedures, those cracks into which money once fell can be paved over. In the past, companies might have thought a few dollars unaccounted for here or there would not make a difference, but today that is certainly not the case. Executives are aware that when certain actions are repeated over and over, the money adds up and can cause irreparable damage to their bottom lines. During times like these, every cent counts and to weather the current storm, business owners need to figure out exactly where their money is going and, if possible, how they can limit unnecessary spending.