Here are some smart steps you can take to trim your expenses:
- Adjust your thermostats. Don't pay for heating or air conditioning when your building is not occupied.
- Use water-flow restrictors in sink faucets.
- Turn off all lights when they're not needed. Also, turn off equipment that's not being used.
- When replacing computers, copiers, printers, etc., buy energy-efficient equipment.
- Keep your exterior doors closed as much as possible.
- Encourage your employees to be energy-conscious. Try offering them a small reward or other incentive for energy-saving ideas.
If these suggestions seem trivial, remember any money you save goes straight to your bottom line.
Excerpted from Get Smart: 365 Tips To Boost Your Entrepreneurial IQ