How to Have a Greener Holiday Season

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There are plenty of ways to live a more environmentally friendly lifestyle this winter, even if the weather isn’t particularly friendly to you. Below are eight tips to make your winter a little bit easier on the earth.   Pass on Paper Gift-wrapping paper, that is. It’s incredible just how much paper we use around the holidays. Make a promise not to buy any new wrapping paper or gift bags … [Read more...]

6 Reasons Why Your Business Should be Paperless

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Did you know that it takes around 24 trees to produce one ton of paper? That's nothing to sneeze at, considering the rate at which we use and dispose of paper every day. Of course, that's not the only reason to go paperless, especially if you're a small business owner. When you migrate your files into a digital environment, it: Increases your efficiency You only need a few seconds to find an … [Read more...]

Green Restorations

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Homes require restoration work for many different reasons. Sometimes a house is just old and decrepit. Other times, extreme weather events force homeowners like you to take immediate action or face further damages and costs from accumulated deterioration. The Insurance Information Institute has research showing wind and water damage are the first and second most frequent losses claimed by … [Read more...]

8 Ways to Make Your Landscaping Eco-Friendly

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Being environmentally-conscious is a big deal for many businesses today and most likely your company has embraced practices that are eco-friendly. You recycle bottles, cans and paper. You’ve embraced digital documents over paper ones. You opt for energy-efficient office equipment, and you’ve even worked on greening your business strategies. All of these are great ways to help the environment, but … [Read more...]

MEMORIAL DAY SALE! WordPress Updates

All of our wordpress sites are under constant attack from hackers looking for loopholes into our websites. Hackerbots don't care about traffic or ranking, they are programed for one thing only - to find weak spots in our platforms. Some of you have experienced the misery of compromised sites, it's not fun or cheap and if you haven't I promise you don't want to. The most simple preventative … [Read more...]

5 Ways Graphic Shades Can Help Improve the Workplace

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You may think of window shades simply as a way to protect sunlight from entering a room. However, there are many additional functions of window treatments than what meets the eye. With plenty of advanced window coverings on the market, including energy-efficient blinds, solar shades, and motorized shades, selecting the ideal window treatment for your business can often be difficult. If you’re … [Read more...]

Do Indoor Plants Really Provide Return On Investment?

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There are numerous reasons to invest in indoor plants for the office environment. Plants help to create a welcoming atmosphere, they can clear airborne nasties from the air, and of course, they are nice to look at. But do they provide a return on investment? Increasing Productivity Various studies have shown that introducing plants into an office environment can help to increase productivity … [Read more...]

The Psychological Effects of Cleanliness in the Workplace

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The physical and psychological effects of an unhygienic workplace can be debilitating for staff and visitors. The negative impact is gradual, but it is inevitable. If you want clients to respect your business, and your staff to confidently approach their duties with high morale, you need to ensure your workplace is clean and hygienic. The psychological effects of an unhygienic and cluttered … [Read more...]

4 Popular Types of Broadband Internet Connections

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It should come as no surprise that broadband Internet technology is more popular now than ever in the past. Indeed, it helps businesses throughout the world operate on a daily basis and is a huge part of many of our lives now thanks to social media. What many people don't realize, however, is that there are actually quite a few options out there for those who are looking to delve deeper into the … [Read more...]

Insulating Your Home for the Winter: It’s Never Too Late

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At the time of writing we have just entered 2014, but I’m sure that we have by no means left the cold weather behind us. Typically the coldest weather in the UK occurs in January and February, although March does have its moments. This means improving the insulation of your property now will immediately begin to provide you with the combined benefits of lowering your energy bill and keeping you … [Read more...]