I would like to pass down this booklet from Hank Ryan at Efficiency Data & Development, which can be a very informative resource. The booklet is called, "32 Examples of Businesses Reducing & Eliminating Gasoline Use As They Drive Toward A Better Bottom Line" and it can be found by going to our website or clicking/copying & pasting this link:
The publication has two objectives. First, it shows examples where businesses have invested in long term improvements that offer a rate of return which increases profit for the business over the long haul. Even a 10 percent rate of return on these improvements is often double or triple what the business returns as a net profit.
Second, these examples and the suggestions from the business owners you’ll read about are meant to show how other businesses can learn from and improve on these smart business improvements. These are not “one off” demonstration projects.
Finally, the focus for these examples is on smaller firms, mainly those with 100 employees or less. While larger companies demonstrate many valuable innovations and their buying power can serve to help develop economies of scale, our focus is on inspiring the millions of smaller firms to use the examples in this publication along with the ingenuity they must bring forward every day to increase their profits. In this way, America’s small businesses will form the foundation of a stronger and more secure economy for everyone.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Hank below:
Efficiency Data & Development
SB California (www.smallbusinesscalifornia.org)
The Wash. D.C. based Center for Small Business and the Environment
750 47th Ave. #56 Capitola, CA 95010
T: 510-459-9683 F: 831-476-1248