Being a business owner often requires making tough calls, and downsizing is easily one of the hardest. You aren't just looking at the cost of an employee. You're deciding to end their career and potentially jeopardize the financial security of them and their family. For most employers, especially close-knit small businesses, downsizing is the absolute last resort. However, you also can't ignore the glaring problem of overspending or lost profit. In this case, there are some strategies you can try to help your business save money without having to let anyone go.