Being Green and Saving money in your small business

If you’re a small business and you want to save money as well being environmentally friendly, here are a few ideas to bear in mind when you are working from day to day. First, if it’s time for a brew, don’t overfill the kettle! Heating water uses a lot of energy and boiling more water than you need can cost an extra 20 a year.

Turn those lights off! Not if you’re using the room of course, but if you’re not using a room like a bathroom, or conference room, switch the light off! It is easy to do and it can save you up to 15% on your bills. In addition to that, you can use energy saving light bulbs that will last up to 12 times longer than ordinary light bulbs while giving off the same amount of light.

Turn your thermostat down! Not by much! Just turning it down by 1 degrees C can cut your heating bills by up to 10%! It’ s also good to not let your office machinery stay on standby. Turn off your monitor when it’s not in use and unplug printers and scanners at the end of the day. A photocopier left on overnight wastes enough energy to print 1500 A4 copies!

Recycle and reuse waste materials. There is usually a charge for commercial waste collection, so think about how you can reuse materials such as scrap paper and old envelopes before you just throw them away. Paper adds up in cost and using all those things accidentally printed or mis-copied for scrap paper can help you save as well as being environmentally friendly.

Often people think of Franking machines for large businesses with a massive amount of outgoing post. However a franking machine could be just what you need to save a bit of money. You will find franking machines for small businesses that are designed for smaller amounts of post, and will save you money on postage, not to mention time and energy spent going back and forth to the post office.

Are you looking for Franking Machines? Find them at the European Postal Systems website.

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