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SMEs Can Save More on Your Business' Electricity Bills Than They Thought Possible

Jul 2, 2008
FACT: It is estimated that electricity for small businesses like yours can account for nearly 10% of your annual overheads

FACT: 12 billion of energy is wasted every year in the UK

But, if your business becomes energy efficient - you could reduce your bill by as much as 15% to counter the effects of recent price hikes by your electricity supplier and also combat energy wastage.

Just follow these simple steps to kick-start your energy efficiency plan, there are wide range of free online guides available on the web through some of the leading business electricity suppliers.

1. Benefit from the same level of performance from lower usage - saving you money as well as our climate

2. Make it easy - break your energy management into key areas: policy, planning and action, monitoring and control and measuring success

3. Easy to follow policy - set a positive culture within the workplace, supporting good business practice and the environment too

4. Set out achievable objectives: target clear goals and outline responsibilities for saving energy

5. Monitor how electricity is used in your workplace to control wastage. Do a walk-around energy survey, then monitor consumption on an ongoing basis.

Of late, there has been much written relating to the imperfections of the energy markets and the salaries of the industry's notorious 'fat cats' in particular. Increasingly, the public has also been made aware of the advantages of switching suppliers. Nonetheless, the 'big six' electricity companies continue to dominate the market with their huge marketing budgets and cleverly worded contracts.

In a market dominated by businesses which pull the wool over their customers' eyes, E4B are driven with the need to want to build a reputation for providing reliable information, expert advice and the highest possible level of service. The online newsfeed is only part of that - educating customers and SME businesses on the potential pitfalls of the industry is the central objective of E4B.

At the end of the day, it is up to businesses to choose the best electricity provider for them. But all too often, the perception is that switching is too complicated. It is up to companies like E4B to raise awareness of the imperfections of the market and make switching as simple and painless as possible. The sad fact is that thousands of British businesses are pay over half a billion pounds too many for their electricity every year - it is E4B's mission to change that.

Save more money today by switching to champion SME supplier

We know that finding time to shop around for cheaper electricity is no easy feat. By spending as little as 10 minutes to talk to an electricity supplier, with the savings made by switching to another company, you could save your business much more than you realize. It is best to find suppliers whose main focus is on businesses like yours, They should be able to offer you a price for your electricity to meet your bottom line which is essential.

Save time shopping around, save on your tariff by switching; and save on your bill by being energy efficient.
About the Author
Graham Paul - Sales and Marketing Director- E4B is Britain's independent electricity supplier, specializing in the supply to small and medium sized businesses. E4Bs aim to offer lower prices to British businesses.
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