It's important for veteran small business owners to look at the big picture, as it pertains to their their sales, as well as their expenses.
When it comes to operating expenses, there's lots of different things that can quietly suck the life out of your small business's checking accounts.
Anita Campbell's Small Business Trends, is one place that Kelly regularly contributes articles to, and she just wrote a great piece that features important data on energy use around a typical small business office. Here's what she wrote;
"What many business owners don’t realize is the potential electricity (and money) savings reaped by turning off equipment not in use and unplugging it. Phantom or vampire power, the electricity drawn from the outlet when a piece of equipment is turned off, can account for more than 10% of all electricity used by equipment."
Then, she shared some specifics on watts used by various equipment in a small business office setting. The best part of this important article is her data concerning energy used when the equipment is on, and when it's off-and unplugged.
Read the rest of her article titled, "Saving Money and Energy on Office Equipment," over at Small Business Trends. (Disclosure; I'm a regular contributor on the Small Business Trends website, and it's Community Promotions Director.)