Stay Afloat by Going Green

Government, Politics and the Economy Congress Urged to Raise Debt Limit Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner has saddled Congress with the task—for the second time this year—of quickly increasing the maximum amount of money the federal government can borrow, something increasingly unpopular with the American people. Management and Operations Are Your Employees Ever Really Off? n the age of online social networking, when the goings-on in your business tweeted or written on Facebook walls, the after-hours activities of your employees may count as much as what they're doing "on-the-job." ManageSmar... [Read Full Article]

Online Sales Taxes May be Around the Corner

  Government and Economy Stimulus Sought for Equity Financing With equity investments in new companies drying up, venture capitalists and angel investors are pushing the federal government for financial relief and to open up to them small business programs traditionally reserved for noninvestor-backed businesses. Internet Sales Tax Coming? House and Senate bills expected to surface in the next week could eliminate the "physical presence" requirement in the tax law that has, thus far, kept the various levels of government from levying sales taxes on the Web. BusinessWeek.c... [Read Full Article]

Small Biz Tip: Going Green: Personal Space

Tips from Friday, April 10, 2009 The Small Business tips today will cover some green changes that will affect your personal space and save you money! Use ceiling fans to reduce the use of air conditioners. Insulate hot water heaters and lower the temperature. Insulation reduces the need for the higher maintained temp. Install air hand dryers in the restrooms. Eliminates the need for paper towels. Use low-flow toilets and urinals. This uses less water. Daily Overview: Simple changes to the way you regulate water and temperature is good for the environment but also lowers costs! [Read Full Article]

Small Biz Tip: Going Green: Lasting Effects

Tips from Thursday, April 9, 2009 The Small Business tips today cover simple changes at work that can lead to some positive lasting environmental effects. Recycle paper, plastic, aluminum and ink cartridges. Donate or recycle old computers and equipment. Keep up with regular maintenance of all mechanical equipment.  Use permanent dishware in the break room instead of disposable cups, plates or utensils. Use eco-friendly cleaning products that are biodegradable and non-toxic. Daily Overview: Recycle everything you can. Reuse what can’t be recycled and do it all while using non-toxic products. [Read Full Article]

Small Biz Tip: Going Green: Saving Energy

Tips from Tuesday, April 7, 2009 The Small Business tips today will be about going green in your office by saving energy. When you paint your office put Insuladd in your paint to save over 20% on energy costs. Developed with NASA technology. Use compact fluorescent bulbs, which are more energy-efficient than standard light bulbs. Buy a laptop instead of a desktop computer. Laptops use 15-25 watts while desktops use 150 watts during average use. Mom taught me if you’re not using it, turn it off: lights, gadgets, all technology. Daily Overview: You can take steps to save energy without having to make drastic changes to your routine. Start today! [Read Full Article]