Business trips can be expensive, even you happen to be an airfare ninja. Instead of hopping on a plane to meet your business partners, consider using technology to create a virtual meeting environment. Various Web conferencing and video conferencing tools enable you to hold a virtual conference and save on time and transportation.
Plus, studies show that telecommuting is good for both employers and employees. Employers will get better quality work in less time and for less money, while employees will enjoy a less-restrictive schedule.
5. Disposing of Old Technology Incorrectly
You can't just toss computers, smartphones, and other gadgets in the trash, because they contain hazardous materials that can damage the environment. In a worst-case scenario, disposing improperly of old tech can cost you in fines. But this doesn't mean you have to spend a lot of money for someone else to dispose of it properly.
Instead, consider cleaning up and reselling your old tech. Obviously this means your technology has to be in working condition, although some companies will still take phones with cracked screens. If your tech passes the standards of companies such as Gazelle or NextWorth, then remember to wipe your data first and then send along the gear, and you may get a decent check to use toward your office upgrade.
6. Failing at Social Networking