Who and What Matters for Small Business Safety

Safety
You may like to think that workplace safety is near the top of your watch list, but in reality, most small businesses are so concerned with managing their business and maintaining profit margins that making sure the building is safe falls far by the wayside.

However, the hustle and bustle of your small, booming business is exactly why you must keep up-to-date on your safety procedures and equipment; with so many bodies moving in and around your workplace every day, an accident could easily develop into a horrific disaster under unsafe circumstances.

Once you establish firm safety rules and regulations, it should be easy to keep your small workplace running smoothly and safely. Yet, while you are still developing the protocol, you should keep these groups’ everyday needs in mind.

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3 Ways to Make Your Business Energy Efficient

Energy Efficient
Carbon footprint is one of the most talked about topics in the business community lately. Humans have made significant impact to the environment in the last 50 years in the name of industrial progress. For individuals and business owners alike, it behooves to pay attention to the carbon footprint they generate and find ways to reduce it to at least stem the deterioration of earth’s atmosphere, if not reverse the adverse impact from global warming. What can small business owners do to play their part in this effort? Here are 3 simple ways you can help by becoming more energy efficient:

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Benefits of Setting up a Warehouse for Small Business

Warehouse
The term warehouse makes people think of a large enterprise that owns millions of dollars of inventory and hence needs a place to securely store it. They mistakenly believe small business owners really don’t need a warehouse or can’t afford them. You will be mistaken to think that. Small businesses and start-ups alike can enjoy the benefits of owning a warehouse facility. You will also be surprised to find that there are number of affordable options to own and operate a warehouse. Read on to find out number of ways in which a warehouse can help grow your business in cost effective manner.

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Workplace Safety: How to Keep Employees Safe from Respiratory Issues

Respiratory Hazard
Some of the biggest ever claims made against companies by employees and former employees have been related to respiratory issues caused in the workplace. Things are getting better as we come to understand the impact of our surroundings on our bodies. However, this does not mean that you can afford to be careless. There are three primary areas that you need to consider to ensure the safety of your employees from harmful airborne chemicals and particles. You are after all responsible for their safety and well-being, as well as protection of your own interests.

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Managing Waste in Safe and Effective Manner in Small Business

Waste Management
For small business owners managing waste being produced is part of doing the business. It is important from responsible environmental policy perspective as well as from regulatory viewpoint. Having an effective waste management policy should not only be an essential component of how the company performs its tasks and projects, but also serve as a legal safeguard. Legislation is very tight regarding how companies dispose of their waste, and the penalties for failing to dispose of waste appropriately can be heavy. In this post we aim to provide general guidelines for effective waste management with small businesses in mind, with special focus on those that generate clinical detritus.

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How Efficient Use of Resources can Lead to Greater Happiness

Efficiency
In not so recent past, it seemed that everything was getting super size. Food portions were getting bigger to give people “more bang for their buck”. People were adding onto their homes and moving to large mansions featured on TV shows. Trucks and cars were getting to the size of small house. Recently, however, people have come to realize that bigger is not necessarily better. Sometimes, surplus room or extra space can add to distractions and unnecessary hassle. The trend around the house, cars and trucks has reversed and people are turning to more sensible size and food portions.

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Importance of Workplace Safety for Small Business Owners

Safety First
Starting a new business is never an easy prospect, especially for those who are trying to be entrepreneurs for the first time. In many ways, it can be similar to attempting to keep several plates spinning without letting any of them crash to the floor. Apart from anything else, the experience is centred on sheer hard work.

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How can Small Businesses Achieve Success with Strategic Outsourcing

Outsourcing
Outsourcing has become increasingly popular in the last two decades. People have realized that it can offer a vast array of benefits to businesses of all sizes. There are a wide range of tasks that can be outsourced, including general admin from responding to e-mails and arranging meetings, to web design, marketing and areas of finance.

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Characteristics of Patient Friendly Billing Statement from Doctor’s Office

Doctor Office
How many times have you received a billing statement from the doctor’s office and got totally confused by it? If you are like most people chances are you have spent considerable amount of time trying to understand the statement and relate it to the services you received when you visited the doctor. Understanding and reconciling the billing statement is the least favorable activity of the patient other than becoming sick in the first place. Visiting a doctor is painful enough, reading the bill does not have to be.

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How to Keep Up Business Productivity on the Road

Airport Terminal
Business people travel for a lot of reasons. And some of them do it a lot more than others. If you find yourself away from the home office for weeks or months in a year, you are no stranger to the business places of life on the road: the terminal, the hotel lobby or the restaurant. It is possible to do great work in environments like these, but let’s face it, most people don’t manage to keep up the same level of productivity they have at home. Now there is an answer for those of you who do a lot of your business away from the home.

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