8 Tried and True Ways to Overcome Creative Blocks

by Yazi

Before we dive into the steps of how to overcome the problem, it seems appropriate to first answer the question "what is creative block?".

In a nutshell, it's a form of mental block wherein you simply can't figure out how to approach something or what to do next, similar to how writers suffering from writer's block can't think of their next sentence or topic.

Creative blocks are a blight to every entrepreneur's and creative worker's life, whether you're a painter or a musician. And the sad inescapable reality is, creative blocks are ubiquitous in life, and you'll encounter it at various points in your life.

To help you climb out of that metaphorical well, here are a list of eight tips on how to overcome creative block.

1. Keep a journal.

Keeping a journal allows you to be mentally free and expressive. It's a technique that lets you target your stream of conscious intentionally and extract thoughts out of your head in more precise and vivid detail.

Since creative block is basically a mental rut, you can also implement specialized journaling methods that encourage your thoughts to pour out. Be as honest as possible when journaling, regardless of how difficult or embarrassing it might feel to write it on paper.

Maintaining the integrity of the information that's on your journal is imperative to making the technique for you.

2. Reframe your mind.

Thinking the same trains of thought on a daily basis is what created this mental rut in the first place, so it's only sensible that you try to think differently if you want to resolve the problem.

Reframing your mind is a powerful way of overcoming creative block. Think outside the box and entertain weird or funny solutions.

Instead of going to your common habits of listening to your music playlist or going out for a walk around the neighborhood, reframe your mind by quitting, doing something completely unrelated to your work.

3. Move your body.

Sitting in front of your computer screen six to eight hours per day can dull both the mind and body. And since the two are interrelated, your mind can be affected by whatever you choose to do with your body.

If you live a sedentary lifestyle, the mind can also stagnate. Move around at least every three hours of work that you do. Going to the bathroom or taking a smoking break doesn't count.

Do something that's actually physically challenging, such as sports or weightlifting. Even better, do some outdoor activity, like hiking or canoeing. Physical exercise coupled with some time with nature can definitely reinvigorate your spirit and passion for work and life.

Read Also: Get Moving For Less Stress And More Energy

4. Jot down your ideas.

Brainstorming is another common technique on how to get rid of creative block. It encourages you to think in different angles and exhaust all viable options then narrow it down to the most logical and doable one. 

Effective brainstorming begins by jotting down everything that comes to your head that's related to the topic. No matter how crazy the thought is, as long as it's relevant, jot it down. 

Once you've listed down all the possible options, look at the high-level picture and analyze each option thoroughly. 

5. Do something random.

A regular routine helps relieve some of the workload from your mind. Every time you wake up, you don't have to think about and stress over what to do next. You just go to the bathroom, wash your face, and brush your teeth. Afterwards, you can either eat breakfast or do some light workout. 

But as beneficial as routines come, they also slowly train your mind to be lazy and uncreative. Insert at least one random activity in your day, whether it's playing a videogame with other people, drawing on a piece of paper, or visiting the dog park and playing with the pups. 

These activities don't have an exact outcome and so anything can happen i.e. you might meet a new friend at the dog park, you might encounter a new puzzle on the video game you're playing, or accidentally draw the outline of a product idea. 

6. Review your day.

Perhaps one of the most common bedtime mistakes is not recounting everything you've learnt throughout the day. Before bedtime, list the things you learned that day. 

Explain it in your own words and in great detail. Consider learning and mastering the technique of lucid dreaming, which is basically maintaining consciousness while dreaming. 

Once you can maintain that state, you can choose to stay in that dream and explore. Getting to that state, however, will take time and consistent practice to achieve. 

7. Advocate for breaks.

After working for a while, the mind might hit a wall at one point. That is why it is crucial to take regular breaks from tasks. A study from Hiroshima University has shown that the perfect formula for perfect productivity is 52 minutes of work to 17 minutes of break. 

This means that we should make an effort to actually do something relaxing and different in those 17 minutes. 

You don't have to have a rec room to for your break time. Below is a list of better ways to take 10, 15 or 17 off at the office.

Energizing Activities: 

- Set out equipment like a yoga mat for stretching. If you don't have enough space for a yoga mat, try doing some desk stretches. A jew stretching moves can give you that energy boost you need and lower a chance of getting lower back and neck pain.
- Head outside and walk around your block or building. Schedule a few breaks with a brief, brisk walk throughout the entire workday could make you happier, healthier and more productive on the job.

Brain-Boosting + Social Activities: 

- Puzzles can keep your brain running and enhance your focus. To get the social benefit, try assembly puzzles that specially designed for a group play such as, pyramid puzzle or wooden high rise condo.
- How about designing a funny e-card send it to your co-workers? This idea is a great way to spread some office cheer. This idea could work in some offices, but might not work in some other offices.

Relaxing Activities:

- Take a nap, period. We all know how short napping has multiple benefits to your brain. This choice could easily fall into both energizing and brain-boosting activities.
- Head to a nearby coffee shop and treat yourself to a warm drink. Take the time to actually sit, relax and savor every sip of it.

8. Power through.

There are times when overcoming creative blocks is just a matter of pushing through no matter what. It can seem easier said than done, but in a way, it is sort of like exercising. 

At the beginning of your exercising, it can be difficult to keep going, especially if you feel exhausted, but once you push past that breaking point, the rest of it will seem easy. 

It can be the same way with your writing, business idea planning or designing, push through the hard time and the creativity will come back.

Final Thoughts

Remember, there is no one time or permanent solution on how to get over a creative block. For as long as you do anything that's even remotely creative, you'll encounter creative blocks. 

Consistently practicing the creative thinking techniques listed above will help you better deal with it when it does surface up again. 

In addition to these eight techniques, there are a lot more you can explore, such as keeping children's toys on your office desk, engaging in flash fiction writing, and trying out different creativity tests designed by brain experts.

About the Author: Yazi is an inspired writer who enjoys writing about personal growth, self-help tips, and women's lifestyle.


"How to Turn a Passion into a Successful Business" with Fitness Business Mentor Charlotte Mizuki on Women Entrepreneurs Radio™

Show #461

Topic: "How to Turn a Passion into a Successful Business" 

Juggling a million different things, Charlotte Mizuki is a 9 to 6 full time management accountant forpast 12 years in the shipping industry, successfully dropped 20kg inspired her to become a fitness coach and set up LifeSparks Studio in 2012. She is also a lifestyle coach providing coaching for individuals who need the extra support in their weightloss journey.

Sharing her 6 years of experience running a fitness business, she is now a fitness business mentor for many aspiring fitness instructors and studio owners. She started MiChannel on her facebook on every wed 10.30 pm touching on topics from fitness, beauty, health and motivational words to her followers. 

In 2017, she created TEMPOfiit®, a Singapore fitness brand which vouch to create laughter, connect friendships and work up a sweat. Charlotte says becoming a TEMPOfiit® coach is not just about teaching fitness, it’s to help individuals rediscover their worth and unlock their true potential.


"Own Your Money Story…Master Your Money Game" with Financial Capability Expert Kim Harris on Women Entrepreneur Radio™

Show #463

Topic: "Own Your Money Story…Master Your Money Game"

Author, Speaker and Financial Capability Expert, Kim Harris returns to the show for Financial Capability Month to discuss how to master your money game.

Melding her skills, knowledge, and talents with more than 20+ years experience in the corporate and nonprofit sectors, Kim Harris has established a reputation as being The Legacy Creator ™.
  • SBA Women in Business Champion
  • Certified Business Development & Cash-flow Consultant
  • Tax Recovery Specialist
  • Certified in Nonprofit Management
  • Licensed Insurance Agent - TX , CA, FL, MO, MI, OH
  • Financial Capability Expert

Kim empowers clients to become financially capable, so they can live remarkably and have a legacy worth leaving behind.  By sharing her broad experience in financial matters, along with her signature 5-pillar wealth creation strategy, the SILK STOCKING METHOD™, she provides guidance, information, and education that help others to master their money game using TAX-FREE instruments and revenue generating assets.

Kim's new book - A Dime to My Name - Breaking the Silence, Healing the Brokenness, & Living the Dream is scheduled to release August 1st, 2018.

Pre-Orders Open July 1, 2018 at: kimharris.lifebusinesslegacy.com 

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Web Push Notification Advantages that Steal the Spotlight from Email

by Dita

For many businesses, email marketing has been a part of their marketing strategy for years. Email marketing has proven to be an easy-to-use marketing tool that enables to effectively communicate with your customers, however, it certainly has its flaws.

Nowadays, people are being bombarded with a ton of new emails every day from businesses hoping their message will get noticed, yet a lot of them just end up in the spam folder and never get viewed. With so much competition online, businesses need to start communicating in a different way to keep in touch with their customers and make sure their brand gets attention. The savviest marketers  have already started implementing web push notifications in their online marketing strategy because they are able to cut through all the noise and deliver the message immediately, so you might wonder - is it worth switching from email to push notifications?

There are many more benefits to web push notifications, including easy subscription, privacy protection, higher CTR, real connection, time efficiency, instant delivery and a genuine interest from users. These benefits cannot be overlooked if you want to effectively communicate with your customers, grow your business and stand out in the digital clutter.

Check out the infographic below in order to understand why website push notifications can be a great alternative to email marketing.

P.S. If you are interested in reading the full article, you can check it out here.

About the Author: Dita is from Northern Europe. She's a Digital Marketing junky and is obsessed with helping businesses grow through internet marketing. She is also SEM Manager at Bestppc.marketing by day & blogger by night.


7 Steps to Turning a Hobby Into a Business Venture

by Yazi

Hobbies are a great way to de-stress from work and personal responsibilities. But what if you can make money doing something that you do in your pastime?

Turning a hobby into a business isn't new and unheard of. Countless stories circulate the Internet of how a grandmother turned her knitting hobby into a booming business or how a gamer makes thousands of dollars streaming his games on Twitch.

Still, many people remain hesitant to turn their hobby into an income-generating machine, with some assuming that the hobby might not be as fun when they mix it with the rigidity and structure that a business brings.

Others are quickly overwhelmed by the responsibilities that entrepreneurship entails. For the ones who do decide to take the leap, here are seven tips on how to turn a hobby into a business:

Identify the Market and Draft a Plan

Hobbyists tend to have a much easier time identifying their target audience since they are also consumers of the product/service themselves. Knowing if there is a market to serve is key to a successful business venture.

You can devote hundreds of hours of your time per week and thousands of dollars developing a product, but if there is no market to target, then you'll end up not selling most of your inventory.

Over time, this will end up bankrupting you. If there is a market, the next step is to draft a plan. A business plan's most important part is customer acquisition. How do you plan to acquire and consistently grow your customer base?

Be Patient With Your Sales Efforts

It's important to know right off the bat that sales won't be great the first few months. It takes time for business to pick up, so expect your sales numbers and revenues to reflect this gradual, delicate process. Although it seems that your efforts to market and sell your product/service are ineffective, it takes just one customer or investor to take your business from zero to sixty.

Maximize Time

One of the key challenges to turning any hobby into a business is the transition from part-time to full-time work and attention. This can be difficult if you are a full-time employee elsewhere or has other personal obligations to fulfill. Your current obligations may restrict you from ever building the business unless you learn how to manage and prioritize tasks and lose productivity-zapping endeavors.

Build an Online Presence

While billboards and TV commercials still manage to get the public's attention, the web is where most people find businesses nowadays. With millions of people using the web, turning a hobby into small home business is simply impossible without any online presence, especially if you do not have a storefront or physical presence to build your brand with.

A website or blog can help drive traffic into your business. Being active on social media and participating in forums and message boards are other common practices to build an online presence without any out-of-pocket costs.

Be Creative With Your Marketing Plan

Consumers are resilient to the traditional marketing methods that businesses have been using for decades. It's no longer enough to just hand out business cards, hang flyers.

Your marketing campaigns are an opportunity for you to showcase your creativity and personality. Craft YouTube tutorial videos, offer complimentary workshops and starter kits, and get a spot at trade shows so you can exhibit your product line.

Have a Backup Plan

There are hobbies you can make money with and then there are hobbies that should just remain as hobbies. If it turns out that your hobby isn't as popular with your target demographic as you'd hope, it's good to have a backup plan, something that can offset any losses you've sustained and resources you've spent.

For instance, if your hobby of playing online games can't be worked into a business, you can always monetize it in other ways. For instance, you can start a blog and post in-depth guides about the game's characters and mechanics and then monetize that blog site. You can also sell your knowledge through paid online courses.

Never Stop Learning

A mindset that fosters consistent learning and development is key to succeeding in any venture, whether it's business or a personal goal. And in the abstract world of arts and crafts, learning is a never-ending process.

Read books, watch tutorial videos, or better yet, if you're doing something handcrafted, spend time with other crafters by participating in craft workshops. Continuously learning your craft will expose you to different experiences and points of views that you can use to refine your business ideas.

Final Thoughts

Turning a hobby into a business venture takes deliberate effort and time. By following the aforementioned guidelines, you can make the leap from hobby to business with minimal resistance.

About the Author: Yazi is an inspired writer who enjoys writing about personal growth, self-help tips, and women's lifestyle.


"How to Make the Sale" with Sales & Marketing Expert Kerry Heaps on Women Entrepreneurs Radio™

Show #459

Topic: "How to Make the Sale"

Kerry Heaps returns as co-host with her sales masterclass. We discuss, how to get leads, how to handle follow up and how to close the sale. Do not miss episode if you want to learn how to sell and get paid for your products and services.

Kerry Heaps is the Publisher of Pageant Platform Magazine and the host of Pageant Platform Podcast. She is the Founder of Kerry's Studio, a full-service Pageant training company that offers training to women ages 16+ all over the world.  Her passion is to help women succeed in Pageantry, build a successful platform and use it to build a successful career or business after exiting pageantry.

Her story starts in the spring of 2005, working in the corporate world as a recruiter she spent a lot of time at networking functions and participating in putting them together for other organizations. "It's a lot of work putting together events and I thought to myself if I am going to do this, I should do it for myself. I was working part time to save money to start my image consulting firm, so I figured this would be a great way to add in some revenue while the business gets up and running." She left her corporate job in the fall and started getting business owners together at a local book store café. "I still remember my first Monday after I left my job, I got up that morning and thought, what have I done??? Although there's been a lot of bumps in the road I don't regret my decision one bit. My passion is helping others succeed in their marketing efforts, I know how scary it can be to start a business and no one should feel alone on their journey."  After a life changing evening in 2016, Kerry retired her marketing business to focus on her true passion, beauty and pageantry.

She is the Founder of Pitch like a Bitch Media, an online resource to gain more media exposure and the Author of Pitch like a Bitch, Top 10 tips to pitch like a Pro (Dec 2017) and the Create your own Media series for Podcasting, Publishing and Publicity.  She has an extensive background in Sales, Networking, Recruiting, and Training. She is a former Model who specialized in Trade Show and Print work. She is also an experienced judge on the beauty pageant circuit.  Kerry is also a contributing columnist for www.sbmarketingtools.com, www.swaaymedia.com and she also writes occasionally for www.sheownsit.com and various other publications.

Kerry has interviewed celebrities such as Co-Host of Shark Tank, Barbara Corcoran, Authors Larry Winget, Jeffrey Hayzlett, Former Miss West Virginia and QVC Talk Show host, Kim Parrish and many more successful business entrepreneurs.  She is a sought-after guest for many media outlets.

Pitch Like a Bitch Media, www.pitchlikeabitchmedia.com  
K|Kouture Cosmetics www.kkouturecosmetics.com
Image consulting website:  www.omegaimage.com

Pageant Training:  www.kerrysstudio.com 


Creating A Relevant Marketing Experience For Your Shoppers

These days, most online business owners are fully aware of the gender, age, location, browsing behavior, and even the purchase history of their target customers. They are also constantly investing in new tools and technologies, such as personalization and artificial intelligence.

However, even though they have all of this data right at their fingertips, most business owners are still just scratching the surface of the reasons why the customers behave in the ways that they do. And as a society, with our current technology, we are fairly good at understanding the who, the how and the what. Unfortunately, we are still missing the why aspect of the shoppers' behavior.

Some things are quite self-evident. Providing a discount, whether directly on your site or through Groupon, is bound to attract people, but for a sustainable growth you need a deeper understanding of your customers.

So, if you are a business owner, you might know plenty of information about your most recent customer. Let's say, for example that it's a woman in her mid-20's, who is living in New York. And you also know her most recent purchase history - yellow high heels in size 6. You also have the information that she is actually a repeat customer, and that she does most of her shopping through her phone. However, you still don't know the reason why she bought that pair of heels. You have no idea what motivated her to take the action and buy that particular pair of shoes at that time.

But can you imagine the results you could achieve if you were able to identify the motivation of your customers on a very primal, emotional level, and then offer them a targeted marketing experience based on this information? It turns out this might just be a possibility of us.

The trouble for most business owners these days is that it's very difficult to correctly identify your customers' core emotional drivers; then showcase those findings through data; and finally, actually be able to incorporate all of those motivations in the marketing.

Correctly identifying and measuring the emotional motivations is very complicated. That's because even the customers themselves might not be aware of having them. And they are also usually different from what the customers actually say are the reasons that they make brand choices, along with the terms they use to describe the emotional response they have to certain brands.

However, it is still not impossible. What we are talking about is called optimizing for emotional relevance. But to understand that concept, you will first need to understand the emotional systems in our brains. More specifically, you will need to understand that there are three main emotional systems. Then you will need to learn how each of those systems influence a customer's behavior through aversion and desire.

And those three systems are:

The Balance System. The last one is motivated by risk avoidance, and stability. This area can be triggered by fear or anxiety, but it's also associated with harmony and conformity, because it seeks security.

The Stimulance System. This system aims to discover new things and learn new skills. This is the part of the brain that is generally triggered by novelty, curiosity, and excitement. By doing this, the human brain manages to avoid boredom and is attracted to a variety of new sensations.

The Dominance System. This one focuses on performance, self-assertion, power, and autonomy. The dominance system's desire is feeling pride or a feeling of victory. And its aversions are anger, rage and powerlessness.

Well, all of this can be solved with the Limbic model. This is one of the world's greatest approaches in understanding the emotional circuits of people. It reveals all the different emotional systems in your customers' brains and how each of them interact and influence shoppers' behavior. And it's designed specifically for marketing. Now, finally, having all this data, we can explore the reasons behind our consumers' behaviors.

Couple it with the statistics below and you will have a powerful tool to drive your success.

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Shoppers Psychology Online and Offline (Infographic)

What Are You Willing to Let Go Of?

by Chris Atley

Let’s explore our attachment to things a little more in-depth. We can’t take things with us, so why do we value them so much?

I really believe it relates back to this whole sense of self-worth deep down. The more we have the better we feel about ourselves. We strive for more and finally feel like we have enough, and more interestingly then feel like we ARE ENOUGH, once we achieve it. Well for a bit at least. Then it all becomes not good enough again, and we start over. Striving, yearning and wanting more.

I can tell you in the area I live in it can be hard to not get caught-up in this. Whether it’s a house remodel, new bedroom furniture or redoing the backyard. It’s endless. The list of what to do with our money is non-stop. This inherit human nature kicks in, super deep down, that I’ll be good enough again when I achieve x, y, and z.

Until it’s not again.

It’s a dangerous trap.

This I know for sure – that it’s familiar for all of us. We’re just not all conscious of it.

We become increasingly attached to our things and possessions, instead of what really makes us happy. It creates competition, disconnect and feelings of lack.

I remember when I hired my first coach years ago, and was making a ton of changes in my life. One exercise was purging. I remember being away in the Azores on a family trip thinking about all of the platters we had in our kitchen and why. I had somehow got caught-up in the thinking that I needed a multitude of platters for every occasion. This was in my make-everything-from-scratch-let’s-try-to-be-perfect-dinner-party-phase.

During our trip I said to my husband, we’re getting rid of all of the platters. He kind of shrugged and laughed. Thank goodness he’s so laid back and rolls with whatever phase I’m into! So we came back, did a big purge, and kept only the most functional platters.

This is a small example, but significant.

This stuff creeps in. We need to be really aware of our intentions. Why are we buying what we do? Why are we so attached to these things?

When we’re attached, it means we’re afraid. It puts us in a place of fear instead of trust. Our safety is threatened and we try to control to become safe. This shows up in our thoughts, actions and behaviours. In our things, our relationships and business. It seeps in.

So let’s look at what we’re attached to the most and why that is. Shine a light on it. Fear can’t exists in the light. What is it protecting us from or having us avoid dealing with? Let’s then look at how we’re actually safe, and how our things have nothing to do with it.

From there, let’s release old habits and thoughts, and be very intentional with what we spend our time and money on. Let’s make heart-based decisions coming from joy and love, instead of lack and fear.

Please check-out Lynne Twist’s book, “The Soul of Money” if you haven’t already.

Much Love xo

Written by Success Speaker & Coach Chris Atley, CEO of Chris Atley LLC ~ Decisions by Design. For complimentary success tips for business and life, please visit www.chrisatley.com.

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How Can Small Businesses Be More Environmentally Friendly?

woman sitting on a bench
by Yazi

It is difficult to open a newspaper or listen to a news programme these days, without coming across some reference to protecting the planet. The more altruistic business owners among should contribute the best way we can; besides many business waste as much as 30% of the energy they use.

But, what are some of the best ways a business can be a little more environmentally friendly? Well, detailed specifics depend on the type of business. However, the following how to green tips are a good place to begin.

Change your lights.

Over the last decade, there has been a big move away from incandescent bulbs, the type invented by Edison, to compact fluorescent bulbs (CFLs) and light emitting diodes. Both types use far less energy than old style bulbs and last much longer. CFLs provide around 10,000 hours of lighting; LEDs, 100,000.

Moreover, LEDs use even less energy than CFLs. Combine your change of light bulbs with the replacement of light fittings, covers etc. with ones that are made from natural materials, don't cost a fortune to manufacture and are recyclable.

Finally, encourage everyone to turn off lights when they are not in use and switch supplementary lighting off at the socket at the end of the day.

Reuse, recycle.

The cost to business of dealing with waste is increasing and there is a growing list of rules and regulations which you are legally obliged to comply with. If your business does not have a waste management strategy, you should produce one.

Include information on how the business will reuse and recycle. Reuse whatever materials you can. If you have things you simply cannot utilise, you won't have to look very far before you find a source who can put your once used packaging, offcuts or bi-products, not to mention used but serviceable equipment and office furniture, to good and profitable use.

Next, you should look for opportunities to recycle. Perhaps you need to consider what materials you use in your business and buy recyclable ones. Ask yourself if you can improve the recyclability of the products your business produces.

Waste for recycling need sorting by type. Speak to experts about the best way to achieve this. Your council or local authority may be able to help.

Check your HVAC case.

Your heating ventilation and air conditioning system takes up a significant proportion of your overall energy consumption. This is an area where you can make massive savings. Your old system may be inefficient, noisy and difficult to control and monitor.

Take a look at a new, energy efficient system and get someone to produce a costing of how quickly it will pay for itself by saving on energy consumption. If a new system is not an option for you, make sure your existing one is working as efficiently as it can.

Consider zoning and clean any filters regularly. Seal up any gaps that have opened in ducts, replace fans and other units with eco friendly units where existing ones are coming to the end of their lives. Introduce a preventative maintenance programme, so that potential issues are spotted and addressed before they become problems.

Replace outdated appliances with greener equipment.

Replacing outdated appliances is one of the many ways for businesses to go green. This is an easy tip to implement and can be done overtime. Whatever equipment your business uses; photocopiers; ovens, fridges; freezers; looms, lathes, the betting is that there is likely to be a more energy efficient version that the one you are using.

Take an industrial laundry setting for example. A washer that could improve both your water usage and energy consumption would be a real asset. Take a look at this real scenario where the owners chose to have environmentally friendly washers and dryer installed. That can save them approximately $20 in gas costs per week, per unit. Not only energy use is more efficient, but it is definitely cost-effective. Plus, they can also avoid government fines and fees this way.

Alternatively, introduce lagoon washing, replacing chemical solvents with soft soap and water.

Use biodegradable cleaners.

Every business uses cleaning products. Some of these damage the environment, impacting on local flora and fauna. Part of your overall strategy should be to substitute, wherever possible, chemically based products, particularly those containing phthalates, triclosan and chlorine, for plant based cleaners with a neutral Ph.

Create a bike-based delivery system.

A number of take-away food delivery companies have already proved that bike-based delivery systems work within limited vicinities. If your business product can be delivered in this way, to customers who are based locally, why not try it.

You will help reduce the traffic in your locality and delivery is likely to be quicker because of the ability to avoid traffic queues. Furthermore, you will be able to reduce your car or van use and with it maintenance costs.

Practice, monitor, improve.

Set out your strategy to answer the question, how can a business be more environmentally friendly, and then implement it. Aim for realistic targets.

Communicate your strategy to the workforce and encourage compliance, making sure you walk the talk yourself.

Once implemented, make sure you monitor performance in each area so you can see the impact each of your improvement measures is having. If you implement some of the go green tips, the improvements will come.

Partner with & support other green entrepreneurs.

You won't be the old company looking for answers to how can businesses be more environmentally friendly. Don't try and improve in isolation; talk to other business owners in your area.

Maybe they are ahead of you and you can learn something from them. Perhaps you can achieve economies of scale by agreeing to combine waste and share the cost, or maybe by looking carefully at delivery schedules for both company and working together you can achieve the same aim in a greener way and a cheaper cost to both. Think out of the box and get out and make those business connections.

About the Author: Yazi is an inspired writer who enjoys writing about personal growth, self-help tips, and women's lifestyle.
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