Energy Saving Strategies for Your Office

Written by Doris Dobkins

Whether you work out of your home or commute to a job, here are some steps to take that will save on energy costs.

1. When you aren't using your Personal Computer, laser printer, or copier machine, turn them off. Just turning this equipment off at night and on weekends can save you up to $100 a year. Per Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), turning computers on and off doesn't usually shorten their lives or create energy surges but it is best to leave them on at least an hour at a time. Per PG&E, it costs from 1 to 2 cents per hour to run a computer. That might not sound like a lot of money but for 24 hours a day, 365 days a year,repparttar cost is $131 a year. Many people have more than one computer in their home as well as printers or copiers. And commercial offices are loaded with this type of equipment.

I personally have three computers and three printers. If I were to leave them all on 24/7, my annual electricity costs would be about $786 (based on 1.5 cents per hour). I can reduce that number 85% by just turning off my equipment when it is not in use.

2. When you are working on a document try printing as few drafts as possible. Consider usingrepparttar 117986 print preview option and editing onrepparttar 117987 computer screen. This will not only save you electricity but paper, ink and toner as well.

3. Use email as much as possible. Save paper and printing costs by transferring information by modem or disk whenever possible.

How To Start A Million-Dollar Empire On A Shoe String Budget

Written by John Nemes

Splattered acrossrepparttar media channels inrepparttar 117985 UK lately has been a surge of Internet failure related news.

After millions of pounds/dollars have been spent inrepparttar 117986 development of an exciting new venture, a couple of years downrepparttar 117987 linerepparttar 117988 company has realised thatrepparttar 117989 gold mine they thought they were sitting on wasn't really a gold mine... it was a flop. Millions wasted.

They had hundreds of employees... millions inrepparttar 117990 bank, plus enough venture capital to enable them to last a lifetime. But even with all of this support and monetary backing, they go bust and wind up in financial ruins.

So what went wrong? Isrepparttar 117991 Internet to blame?

Not likely. The good news is there's a flip side to that coin. Individuals who are starting with less than a couple of hundred bucks are grossing PERSONAL incomes of $50,000 per month or MORE. How can this be possible?

It's all about using money wisely. The smart individuals learnrepparttar 117992 required development skills themselves and save HUGELY on third-party working costs. Here's how...

The big businesses feelrepparttar 117993 need to spend lots of money on every area ofrepparttar 117994 business, just to feel more secure. Example costs of a typical "big Internet startup" might be:

Office space: $200,000 Website development: $50,000 Employee wages: $500,000 Business/Legal expenses: $10,000 Marketing expenses: $500,000 Product related costs: $100,000

Inrepparttar 117995 first year it's likely that they'd have spent $1.5M or more. Each product they sell might produce a 200% mark-up at best. Now compare that to an entrepreneur running an automated web service that he sells for $20 per month:

Office space: NO cost (they work from home) Website development: $35 p/m for web hosting Employee wages: NO cost. It's fully automated. Business/Legal Expenses: Maybe $500 a year Marketing Expenses: $200 a month Product related costs: NONE

After a year, a little over $1000 is spent whilstrepparttar 117996 product brings in a mark-up of over 10,000% or more.

The money that is earned belongs torepparttar 117997 entrepreneur. He/She has NO employees, NO additional overhead expenses, NO product costs and their marketing is sorted through affiliate/joint ventures. If handling email gets hectic, they could pay someone a couple of hundred dollars per week to outsource support to someone else... NO need to work from an office, since they can handle it from home.

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