In honor of Small Business Saturday, we are pleased to offer a blog post by small business owner Jake Butler. Butler enjoys discussing topics including green living, small business, and money savings. If you're running a small business, you know how important saving money is. Some of the more tried and true methods include cutting your real estate costs, office supply expenses, and IT support. One of the less exploited means, however, is reducing your utility bill through energy management. According to ENERGY STAR, small businesses spend over $60 billion per year on energy, so if reducing that expense is not on your agenda, it should be. Without reducing costs, your business is likely to struggle to maintain healthy and consistent profits. Here's how to reduce your energy expenses and improve your overall chances of success, starting today.
We talk a lot about commodities—oil, water, natural gas. But what about time? Time is the one commodity we’re always trading, whether we realize it or not. So why do we spend so much time on tedious tasks rather than projects that move us forward?