Chapter 7. Resources for Success

You’re poised and ready for action. Having read what this report has to offer, you understand that your small business, like most, could be more lean. It’s probably consuming more electricity, natural gas, fuel, and water than needed to get the job done. There’s an opportunity to use these resources more efficiently, and hold on to more of your hard-earned money, if you can find an easy way to monitor and manage them. IoT-enabled solutions can provide you with that insight and often the means for control. You’ve read about several viable solutions in this report and even considered how you might incorporate IoT capabilities into your own products and services to help others become lean and green. The challenge is figuring out which next steps will serve you best.

It’s easy to get overwhelmed thinking about the range of options available to you. The goal of this final chapter is to present resources that will help you to:

  • Assess and prioritize which actions will be most impactful for your business.
  • Obtain funding or help financing the solution you choose to implement.
  • Maintain your focus on achieving savings and sustainability over time.

Assessing Your Priorities

You’re interested in conserving resources and cash and helping your customers do the same, but which actions will be most meaningful for your business? Which low-tech and Internet-enabled solutions do you implement? As a rule of thumb, it’s best to begin this journey close ...

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