Utility & Telecom

Go Green: Tips for Becoming a More Environmentally Responsible Business

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Running an environmentally friendly business helps you reduce your impact on the environment and preserves natural resources. But becoming green as a business is not a one-off change; it's an ongoing endeavor that requires constant learning and improving.

Consider these waste reduction tips for specific industries.

Should You Pay For Employee Cell Phones?

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Investing in business technology is often a smart move, but should employee cell phone plans be a part of it? Modern service businesses rely heavily on mobile technology for dispatching, invoicing, and communication, but there’s a difference between buying a few tablets and giving your employees something they take home at the end of the day. If you’re looking to invest in your workforce or change how your employees use technology in the field, this guide is for you.

Utility Savings Law

In addition to the Michigan Chamber’s two phenomenal programs, which can help reduce your commercial utility, lighting and telecom costs, businesses can also take advantage of the benefits established by Public Act 295 of 2008. Under this law, Michigan regulated that utilities and municipalities are required to file prospective energy optimization plans with the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) that are designed to reduce future energy costs for consumers.

Are You Paying Too Much for Employee Cell Phones?

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As cell phones have become an increasingly invaluable part of the small business world, the average cell phone bill has climbed 15 percent since 2001. Businesses aren’t immune to rising cell phone costs, but with so many smartphone service providers clamoring to compete for small business dollars, the smart small business owner can find ways to save money. 

To cut down on costs, here are a few tips to improve the value you’re getting from your mobile service provider: