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Use Less Energy

You can save a lot of money on your bottom line just by watching your energy costs.

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