It's always been tough to start a new business, even when the bottom line was just making a profit to stay alive. Entrepreneurs are now measured against the "triple bottom line" (TBL or 3BL) of people, planet, and profit.
Is your small business struggling in a sea of paperwork? From stuffed filing cabinets to overflowing trays on your desk, paperwork can slow your business down and take up your valuable time. If you want to run your business more effectively and eliminate a source of stress in the workplace, reducing the amount the amount of paper in your office is the way to go.
Greening your business is a smart move but it also can be an expensive one. Here are six ways businesses at every size can minimize their environmental impact while boosting the bottom line.
Although "smart" looks poised to overtake "green" as the new trend, the two actually work well in tandem. Smart buildings and smart cars are more efficient as well as being safer.
CARBON CONTROL™ takes a smart approach to the visibility issue by introducing a brand standard into the market. Like a USDA "ORGANIC" or "Fairtrade" certification, CARBON CONTROL™ distinguishes companies working to reduce carbon emissions by 3% each year.
Have you ever been out shopping for a new electronic device and come across a blue label that says "Energy Star"? The Energy Star label is a government-backed certification program designed to promote the usage of energy efficient electronics by businesses and consumers.
As Americans strive to be more environmentally conscious, it only makes sense that small business owners should find ways to make their companies a little more "green" when they can.
Bike to work. Recycle. Take shorter showers. As individuals, we are constantly bombarded with messages like these that encourage us to "Go Green." Now, web designers are being urged to join the cause.
For a small business, budget and resources are often limited, and organizational costs can take a huge portion of capital. Many costs will be incurred during the initial stage of the business and the return on investment could take several months to almost a year, so it is best to learn a few tricks to save money by minimizing expenses.
More and more companies are pledging to promote a green culture or an eco-friendly environment in their workplaces and reduce their carbon footprint in the years to come. While this is especially common in large companies, it might seem like a nice idea that is out of reach for a smaller business.