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Small Biz Tip: Money Management: Going Green

Tips from July 3, 2009

The Small Business tips today will be about how going green will save you money.

  1. Converting computers, printers, and copy machines to "hibernate" mode will save your business hundreds of dollars when the electric bill rolls around.  Not only are you saving money, but you are saving power by keeping your machines on, but in a state of hibernation.
  2. According to the Energy Star website, a compact fluorescent light bulb saves $30 over its lifetime and will pay for itself in 6 months! It uses 75% less energy and lasts 10x longer than an incandescent light bulb.
  3. Xerox found that 45% of paper printed in the office is tossed by the end of the day. Eliminate unnecessary printing and save your business hundreds of dollars per year by ordering fewer reams of paper and ink cartridges.
  4. Disposable coffee cups contribute to unnecessary waste. Spending $2 for coffee mugs with your office logo not only provides cheap advertising, but saves money in buying bulk stacks of disposable coffee cups.

Daily Overview: Eliminate wasting resources and energy to give your electric bill (and the environment!) a break.

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