In this economy, businesses are trying to cut costs any way they can. Turns out, one big way to save is by going green.
Not only can the more than 27 million small business owners in the United States play a huge role in conserving our natural resources, but their green actions can help their bottom line, too. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the average office worker in the U.S. uses 10,000 sheets of copy paper each year. That’s 4 million tons of copy paper used annually, or 96 trees. It all adds up.
Probably the easiest way to improve your office’s efficiency is by investing in a server. A huge benefit to having a server is that you can access your data from anywhere/anytime, and still maintain actual physical control of all of your data.
Creating an eco-friendly, paperless office has spin-off benefits. Aside from avoiding paper waste, you can also become more efficient in all areas of your business life, from cutting back on travel and fossil fuels to getting rid of all the material resources that paper demands, such as storage space, fax machines, toner cartridges, etc. Here’s a staggering statistic: Fax machines annually consume around a trillion pages of paper, or 735 million trees. Going paperless would alleviate most of that waste.
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