WATER COOLER TALK
Most businesses and organizations have a pretty good handle on hard costs – the money paid for physical things needed to operate every day. Soft costs aren’t as easy to identify and quantify. In the...
A breakroom wouldn’t be a breakroom if it didn’t have coffee. For most of us, coffee is the fuel that keeps our engines running throughout the day, from the first cup at the crack of dawn to the mid...
WATER COOLER TALK
16 May 2013
Most businesses and organizations have a pretty good handle on hard costs – the money paid for physical things needed to operate every day. Soft costs aren’t as easy to identify and quantify. In the world of office supplies, soft costs can include:
- Researching products
- Requesting quotes
- Receiving and evaluating quotes
- Placing orders
- Receiving and verifying orders
- Paying invoices
16 May 2013
A breakroom wouldn’t be a breakroom if it didn’t have coffee. For most of us, coffee is the fuel that keeps our engines running throughout the day, from the first cup at the crack of dawn to the mid-afternoon coffee break.
But the breakroom is so much more than coffee. It should be stocked with everything your business needs to function each day. A lot of the stuff you have in your breakroom – stuff that most of us take for granted – can have a direct impact on your company’s productivity.
19 April 2013
Earth Day. It's a day where many businesses will have a gathering on the grounds outside their office building. The CEO will remove his or her designer shoes, put on a pair of designer work boots, and gently drive a shovel an inch into the ground to begin a tree planting ceremony.
Photos will be taken and sent to the local newspaper. Everyone will clap and smile before returning to the office. Then, someone else will quietly go outside and finish planting the tree.
We commend anyone who takes steps to preserve the environment, but EZ Office Products takes its commitment a bit further than that. Not only do we run an environmentally-conscious business ourselves, but we do everything possible to help other Dane County businesses do the same.
28 January 2013
February 1, 2013, marks the 10th Year of the American Heart Association's Go Red For Women movement — 10 years of fighting to save women's lives from heart disease. Raising awareness through campaigns like this one has certainly helped, but we still have a long way to go.
10 Years and still beating strong!!
Did you know?
- Heart disease is still the No. 1 killer of women, causing 1 in 3 deaths each year.
- Heart disease kills more women than men, at an average rate of one death per minute.
- Heart disease kills more women than all kinds of cancer combined.
EZ Office Products is proud to support this cause! We are organizing efforts to help. Here’s How:
- We are encouraging all of our customers, colleagues and business partners to wear read in Support of National Wear Red Day on Friday, February 1.
- For every NEW LIKE we receive to the EZOP Facebook page during the month of February we will donate $1 to the American Heart Association.
- Helping to raise awareness for this important issue and provide information on how we can combat heart disease in women.
- Encouraging everyone to make a donation to Go Red For Women or start a fundraiser on their own.
- Are you at risk for heart disease? Know your Numbers!
- Heart Health Guide: Health Risk Factors and Healthy Behaviors
- Is heart disease in your family tree? Map it out!
- Smart Fast Food Choices
Thank you for helping EZ Office Products Support Go Red For Women!
04 January 2013
Some people call it a work-life balance. Others call it the work-life juggle. We here at EZ Office Products often refer to it as the work-life blur, with the goal of eliminating the distinctions between these two aspects of our lives and instead focus on doing what makes us feel fulfilled and happy as a whole. This may involve bringing your home life to work as much as you bring your work life home.
Ultimately, we have to take control of our lives in order to achieve the balance that makes us happiest.
Regardless of the terminology you want to use – whether you want to find balance, get a handle on the juggle, or blur the line between the two – a change in behavior may be in order. And a real commitment is required – a commitment to do what’s best for you, your family, your business and your employees. Here are six things you can do that will help you realize the benefits of a healthy work-life balance.
30 November 2012
Dress up in your ugliest holiday sweater for a chance to win a $25 Visa Gift Card!
22 October 2012
01 August 2012
Local Wisconsin teachers, parents & PTO’s have extra incentive to tackle a special writing assignment before their kids even set foot in a classroom on the first day of school, thanks to a special promotion from EZ Office Products. The independently owned, Madison-based office supply company is inviting teachers, parents & PTO’s to participate in its Back To School Essay Contest, with the winner receiving $500 in free school supplies.
29 May 2012
June 30, 2012
View Abby's Essay Below
EZ Office Products is a big supporter of local businesses like ourselves and strongly encourage others to think and buy local first as much as possible.
Last month was National Small Business Month. Now that May is over, we want to continue the momentum. Your thoughts could win you $350.00! All you have to do is submit your thoughts about the relationship between buying locally and our local economy. You can use the comment entry field below (remember to make it 350 words or less) to give us your thoughts.
15 May 2012
May is National Small Business Month, when we honor local folks who turn the dream of owning a business into reality. It’s a dream that takes courage, sacrifice, hard work and a belief in both oneself and one’s community. EZ Office Products believes the best way to recognize small business is to buy or source products and services locally.