Trust Congress? Sorry, that institution got among the lowest ratings in a Pew Research Center study that was recently released. The Pew Center polled Americans to determine who they trusted least and who they trusted most. Small business owners – you should be proud. America trusts YOU most. More than churches, our President, labor unions, the [...]Continue Reading
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As an entrepreneur, do you have big dreams, but aren’t quite sure how to accomplish them? Well, here’s a fellow entrepreneur who is helping people just like you make their dreams a reality. Meet Stephen Dodd, Quantum Voyage, Inc. Lead Programmer and Project Manager for the new, personal goal-setting software at www.goalsettingforyou.com. Tell us about [...]Continue Reading
When choosing a business model I always recommend that it be something that you are passionate about. It seems that when passion is lacking, it is harder to get up in the morning and to do the things that you need to do in order to work your business. So, that would be the first [...]Continue Reading
The desk is a staple in any office—home or otherwise. There are plenty of manufactures out there that make desks completely from recycled materials. Look for desks made of bamboo and other eco friendly materials such as un-treated wood. If bamboo and un-treated wood aren’t for you, think about buying a vintage desk. Don’t forget, this is a form of recycling.
Recycling should be a given, but using recycled paper might not be yet. The costs are about the same when buying recycled versus regular paper so just do it. Since many documents can be sent electronically these days, you may not need to use paper at all or very rarely. Reusing paper is also a great idea—printing on both sides of the paper will help save paper and cut down on paper costs as well (I know I do it and hardly ever have to buy paper).
If you send a lot of mail, you should check out the green options United States Postal Service provides. Not only do they make green choices as an organization, but they help you with making greener options as well.
If you are in the process of building a home, you may want to consider using steel. Residential steel buildings are a great eco-friendly choice to make for your home. Steel is 100% recyclable and lasts longer than other building materials. If you aren’t in the market of building a home, there are other options you can do easily and are affordable.
Make the switch to compact fluorescent bulbs over incandescent bulbs. “They use 75% less energy and last 8 to 10 years,” says Jennifer Roberts, the author of Good Green Homes.
Remember that little changes we all make can make a difference. If everyone works together we can make the environment better. What are some options you have made to make your office (home or otherwise) greener?-->
Earth Day may have been last week, but it doesn’t mean you should stop thinking green. As an entrepreneur you may not have made the leap (or may not want to) to an office building. Instead you may be working from home, or chose to have a home office. Whatever the reason, it doesn’t mean [...]Continue Reading
With the way things are right now in the business world, there are many four-letter words that I’m sure you have no problem saying! But, at the same time, have you thanked your customers, partners, associates, and media contacts lately for helping your business stay afloat? If not, here are three simple ways to [...]Continue Reading
When I was an employee, I hated it when my boss was in the office. The boss always managed to muck things up and did more damage than good by running around being self-important and annoying. As soon as we could get him out of the office, systems started moving smoothly again. We got more [...]Continue Reading