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How to Audit Your Small Business in 5 Simple Steps

Posted November 8, 2016 | Direct Energy Business

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Energy is a significant expense for small businesses. 

According to the EPA's ENERGY STAR program, U.S. small businesses collectively spend more than $60 billion on energy each year. That directly translates to a top-three business expense for more than one-third of the nation's small businesses.

So, how can you  begin to take control of your small business's energy costs ahead of the winter heating months? 

For starters, by understanding how your business uses energy right now. We’ve put together this straightforward guide to help overview five easy ways that small business owners can conduct a self-energy audit of their business: 


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By accurately assessing how your business currently uses energy, getting employees invested, and making straightforward efficiency upgrades and simple behavioral adjustments, you can begin to systematically reduce your energy costs. 

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