3 Easy ways to save money in 2018

  • By Zeroth Energy
  • 08 Jan, 2018

Here are three easy ways to boost your bottom line.

Whatever kind of business or enterprise you may be running, as the CFO of a business, principle of a school or even chairman of a body corporate, your objective is always to somehow cut costs and increase your net returns or profits. In times when the economy is all but booming and overheads are constantly increasing, this is possibly an enterprise's greatest challenge. Hopefully this article can assist with at least 3 great ways to boost your bottom line...

1) Hire wisely ... and just who you need – 

From the smallest ‘bakkie brigade’ builder or plumber to the largest corporations, bosses often are faced with paying huge salaries for permanently employed staff even in lean times. Try to keep a balanced, but lean permanent workforce and contract freelancers when the bigger jobs come in. Also consider keeping your bottom line lower by outsourcing through capacity management. Another way to decrease employee costs is to agree to a minimal basic wage and pay larger commissions. Larger rewards for bigger targets give employees greater incentive and keep overheads down when targets are not reached. Finally, profit share is also a good idea. Making employees partners in the business makes everyone want to run a leaner operation.Don’t hire people that you don’t need all the time.

2)     Don’t buy it when you can borrow or rent it –Particularly when selling a product obtained from a manufacturing source, always try to get the goods on a ‘sale or return’ consignment basis. Owning stock you can’t move just results in a storage burden and ultimately having to resell it at a loss. It may seem obvious, but many retailers don’t realise what savings that can be made by taking goods on consignment and from the manufacturer’s point of view it’s better to have stock visibly displayed and touted than to have it just sit in warehouses. Finally on this point, don’t buy goods of any kind if you can’t pay cash. Rather look into a rental option than pay exorbitant loan interest rates.

3)    Save on energy costs –Further to that point about rental, many businesses and organisations that have refused to switch to Solar Energy, because of the large initial purchase and set up costs, are not aware that Solar Rental  options are now available. This totally eliminates purchase, set up, maintenance and monitoring costs! Given the national energy supplier ESKOM’s incredulous 400% increases in tariffs over the last 10 years; this is one of the best possible ways to improve your bottom line. Energy bills are one of most company’s largest overheads and Solar Rental allows a business to start saving substantial amounts from day one. For a medium to large business this can amount to R1 million in just a few years. The added benefit of being seen as a ‘green’ company contributing to an improved environment, can also attract more customers and generate impressive extra income. Contact a reputable Solar Energy  company to find out more ...and make this probably the most significant of these 3 great ways to boost your bottom line!
By Zeroth Energy 08 Jan, 2018

Whatever kind of business or enterprise you may be running, as the CFO of a business, principle of a school or even chairman of a body corporate, your objective is always to somehow cut costs and increase your net returns or profits. In times when the economy is all but booming and overheads are constantly increasing, this is possibly an enterprise's greatest challenge. Hopefully this article can assist with at least 3 great ways to boost your bottom line...

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Read all about their very own experiences with the change to solar with Zeroth in the December 2017 issue of Simply Green Magazine. Zeroth Energy is also featured on the Front Cover of the magazine. 
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With engaging narratives as informative as they are entertaining, Fast Company motivates fans to think beyond traditional boundaries, lead proactively, and most importantly, embrace change.

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Many people have remarked on the name of our company – Zeroth Energy . It seems it’s a name that very few forget and many think of as being strong and meaningful. Well there was quite a lot behind why it was chosen and the meanings it contains in relation to our industry.

Company names have always fascinated me and so I looked into why and how some of the great corporate names have been created. Not everyone hit it first time though. Many company names have been changed as the company progressed, like Xerox who was originally ‘the Halloid Company’ and LG who originated from ‘Lucky and Goldstar Co.’ So it’s never too late to change. If you are looking for a name for a new business or a stronger name for your own company, perhaps you will find this article on ‘ There’s power in a name ...and a name in power’ helpful.


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We doubt that we need to explain the numerous benefits of ‘going solar’, but through answering the question, we will touch on some of them. Suffice to say, in a country where electricity is becoming a rapidly more expensive luxury commodity ...and in a World where pollutants generated by the current sources of electricity mean we are fighting for the survival of the planet, embracing clean solar energy generated purely by the rays of the sun, is no longer an option but an absolute necessity.

“Easy to say”, I hear you retort, “but the high up-front cost is just not something my business can afford.” I hear you and empathize ...and our passion and absolute commitment to saving this planet, is exactly why we sort a solution.

The answer is in the rental of solar energy as opposed to the outright purchase of it

  • Zeroth energy offers a rental solution that makes it possible (actually even easy) for every company or individual to install, maintain and have the benefits of solar energy. 

Do I ever own the system?

  • Yes you do! After the rental period of between 5 to 10 years you own the system outright …and more good news is  Zeroth Energy only use Tier 1 Solar Panels with a 25 year power linear warranty. This means after 25 years they still make 80% of the electricity they do today … that’s only  a 0.7% degrading per year and no other technology degrades that slowly, making it the best in the world.

A few good reasons to talk to Zeroth right now

  • Your savings electricity costs are from the first day
  • No up-front costs
  • You sit back and we do everything for you

As always, we hope this information has been useful to you and encourage you to contact us .

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Ok so you hear a lot about the Sun being bad for you, sun blisters, sun burn and worst of all skin cancer are all said to be a result of over exposure to the sun, but let’s remember that over exposure to anything doesn’t do you any good ...and there a lot of good reason and scientific evidence to suggest that people who are more exposed to the sun than those who aren’t, are generally happier and healthier. Experiencing 54% of the World’s sunshine, it is little wonder that Africans, in spite of the challenges they face, still smile a lot! So let’s look at a few good reasons why Sunshine people are happy people...

It helps with skin conditions and your immunity – Despite over exposure being bad for your skin, exposure to reasonable amounts of sunlight (or even plenty providing sunscreen is worn) can be beneficial and actually help prevent skin problems like psoriasis, acne and eczema. Sunshine also helps promote your white blood cells, improving immunity and your ability to fight infection.

It’s the best source of vitamin D – Vitamin D is extremely difficult to source from foodstuffs alone, but even minimal time spent with a small part of the body being exposed to sunlight can give the body its healthy ‘daily dose.’ What does vitamin D do for us? - It is essential for calcium absorption, healthy bones and protection against chronic diseases like osteoporosis, Type II diabetes, multiple sclerosis and many common cancers in later life.

It elevates your mood – Obviously healthier people are happier people, but putting that aside, let’s get directly to why sunshine people are happy people – Well, research shows that it lifts your mood and has a beneficial emotional effect. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), sometimes said to be ‘the winter blues’ is a depression specifically caused by lack of sunlight. Just an hour's walk in the morning during autumn and winter months, or 15 minutes a day in sunshine in the summer, can completely prevent this. Sunshine boosts your levels of Serotonin, known as the body’s happy hormone! So you’re not imagining it -you really are more cheerful when exposed to more sunshine! More endorphins are created when exercising outdoors than in, actually elevating your energy levels too.

The Sun has created Solar Energy – Apart from the energy in the body that sunshine creates, the Sun is also the sole source of Solar Energy, something that has made many people who have had the wisdom to use it very happy. It is cleaner than the dirty fossil fuels used to create electricity and so is far more environmentally friendly – something that makes most people happy nowadays ...and best of all, Solar Rental has enabled businesses, schools and Sectional title complexes, without any capital outlay, to make massive savings on their energy bills, improving their bottom line and helping them to grow. That’s enough to make anyone smile and why sunshine people are happy people ! Contact us to find out more about the many benefits of Solar Energy.

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Sadly, we South Africans live in a country where electricity tariffs have risen a massive 400% in less than ten years since 2008! We just ‘bite the bullet’ (as we do with so many of the other unjust things we face) and pay up, but should we? - Or more to the point do we need to? From time to time we also face ‘load shedding’ where electricity is not even an available resource for as long as ESKOM choose to withhold it. Little wonder that many more people are looking for a cheaper, more reliable alternative and the surprising thing is that there is just such an alternative which is often ignored – its Solar Energy .

For the average residential consumer it may be a costly alternative, because to the individual home-owner the purchase, installation and maintenance costs can be quite steep. However, South Africa have nearly 2 million residential Sectional Title homes, for whom this is an absolutely viable proposition, because a number of individuals can benefit from one system and thanks to innovative, far thinking Solar Energy companies, like South Africa’s Zeroth Energy , a Solar Rental option is now available to sectional title complexes, making the switch both cost free and seamless. So, as a body corporate or resident of just such a housing complex, read on to learn about 4 great benefits of alternate energy for Sectional title complexes:

  1. Raising funds is not an issue – With just about anything else that a Body corporate needs to introduce to a complex, funds need to be raised and this cost burden usually ultimately falls to the residents. With Solar Rental however, there is no set up cost. A good Solar Rental company will meet with the body corporate and have a meeting with residents to explain the benefits and the set up process, so that everyone is happy prior to installation.
  2. Levies don’t go up – Because installation of your complex’s own Solar ‘power station’ is free and both on-going maintenance and monitoring of the system is included with the rental, there are no additional costs to add to residents levies. This is a good long term investment that actually adds to the value of properties in the complex and costs residents nothing!
  3. The Body corporate saves money to effect improvements – The savings on electricity when Solar Energy is coupled with the grid are immediate with Solar Rental ...and substantial. Anything from 5% to a whopping 25% recorded in some cases can be saved on bills that sometimes exceed R1m a year ...and this saving goes directly to the body corporate, which pays the energy costs. Think of what this can mean to the complex! A new swimming pool, better gardens, new communal areas or of course general maintenance. In a complex that doesn’t need much improvement it could even mean a lowering of levies!
  4. Cleaner, better living – For some this is the greatest benefit of all. For your children to live in a less polluted area, or at least know they are contributing to a greener planet, something kids today are far more aware of than ever before. You can have the peace of mind of knowing that instead of contributing to the extortion of the national grid, the same money has done something to improve our country and standard of living!


If these 4 great benefits of alternate energy for Sectional Title complexes have convinced you, then have a word with your body corporate and make contact with a reputable Solar Rental company today to start executing meaningful change!

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