Maybe you have wanted to go green, or at least implement some eco-friendly changes into your business. Knowing what green changes to make and when to get started can be a challenge. If you are wondering where to start, the New Year is the perfect time to work in green changes and make 2019 the year your business goes green.
Our daughter brand, Factory Direct Promos, recently outlined three ways to green your business in 2019. These ideas are quick and easy and proven to effectively make your business green. Find out just how easy going green can really be.
Understanding Green for Your Business
Going green can mean a wide variety of things. Using fewer materials, finding more eco-friendly alternatives and streamlining processes are all examples of ways a business can go green. Make environmentally-friendly business decisions can improve operating efficiency, but many consumers like working with businesses that make the effort to go green. If that wasn’t enough, sometimes, going green can also prove to be more cost-effective and end up saving money.
Whatever your motivation for greening your business, the results can be numerous. Here are just three ways you can green your business this New Year.
1. Marketing with Reusable Bags
Marketing keeps your brand front-of-mind and relevant with existing customers and introduces your brand to new customers. Marketing is also a great way to introduce some green practices into your business. If you need customized promotional products to hand out at trade shows or other industry events, to use as gifts or even to sell to customers and other loyal brand ambassadors, look for green items. Examples of green promotional products include reusable products, like shopping bags. Ensure the items are made from recycled content or sustainable materials to stay true to your brand’s green objectives.
2. Conserve Power
Electricity is necessary, but many businesses use more power than they need, which is a waste of resources and money. Help your business go green by making better use of power. Look for energy-efficient options whenever possible, such as Energy Star rated appliances and equipment. Remind employees to turn off their computers at the end of their shift and replace light switches with motion detectors, so the lights are never accidentally left on.
3. Look for Tax Incentives
Another way going green can save your business green is through tax incentives. You have heard it before, but have you actually taken advantage? Some states make it worth your while to take your business green. Do your homework and find out what your state can do to help entice your business to go green. If you are planning a renovation, expanding or even thinking about installing solar panels, see if there are any tax breaks available.
Make 2019 the Year You Go Green
Green business practices can help the planet, improve morale and retention among both employees and customers and even save money in the long run. The New Year is the perfect time to implement new, green changes to help your business. Learn more and check out the post by our daughter brand, Factory Direct Promos.