Business owners today are looking for ways to cut costs and increase revenue. The best way to do that is to go green! It helps you cut cost, boosts your company reputation and is good for the environment. Here are 3 easy steps for you to go green with your business.
1. Telecommuting for employees
Telecommuting allows for employees to work from home offices or anywhere that has accessibility to get the job done. While this technology may have an initial cost to get started, the long-term green savings are substantial. Reduced office space, transportation savings, employee happiness and productivity and a potential reduction in pay for employees to work from home are a few benefits.
2. Paper usage
The most popular way to go green and cut cost is through reducing the amount of paper used for business. A simple way to start this process is to move business practices online. Move invoicing and billing online, use email instead of snail mail, use duplex printing and only add your email to business cards instead of the physical mailing address.
3. Electricity reduction
This is one of the easiest ways to green your office. Implement power management schemes for computers and servers that can be set to sleep or hibernation mode. If the technology can be shutdown completely, turn off everything when leaving the office. Replace light bulbs with Energy Star certified units. At the end of each day power off lights, small appliances, HVAC and any unnecessary electrical devices.