Jan 28, 2013

recycling printing ink cartridge drops
Here at CompandSave, we're all about preserving the environment. That's why we promote the use of remanufactured printer cartridges — they're much better for the environment because they're made from previously used cartridges. That's recycling! There's no need to create a brand new cartridge if a remanufactured/recycled printer ink cartridge works just as well!

A lot of people have worries about using remanufactured ink cartridges. Original equipment manufacturer (OEM) cartridge manufacturers (in other words, companies that make cartridges and the printers they're used with) try to persuade customers not to use remanufactured ink cartridges by saying to customers that using non-brand cartridges will violate their printer's warranty. Of course, this is not true. It is actually illegal to void a person's warranty in that case.  This is just a way for the manufacturer to protect their own profit by selling printer ink cartridges worth several thousand dollars per gallon.

recycling $100 billsOn the other hand, remanufactured printer ink cartridges are created from a previously used printer ink cartridge. Each one is purchased from an OEM company by a remanufactured printer ink cartridge company (like us!) and fixed up for more uses. The cost of a remanufactured printer ink cartridge depends on the cost of the original cartridge, but they are usually much less expensive than the average OEM printer ink cartridge. This can save you a lot of money over time!

The value in using remanufactured printer cartridges over OEM cartridges is enormous. On average, every printer ink cartridge that is thrown away instead of recycled is eventually turned into 3.5 pounds of solid waste. That would take between 400 and 1,000 years to decompose!

Currently, only a small percentage of printer ink cartridges are ever recycled — only about one in every 500! This means that over 350 million cartridges are thrown away instead of recycled every year. We're doing our part to save some of the world's plastic (and save you money!) by giving you the best remanufactured printer ink cartridges on the market. But we should all do our part by recycling and purchasing products that promote recycling. The earth's depending on it!

Plastic Recycling Infographic
Via OnlineEducation.net

About the Author: 
Andrew Yeung is president of CompAndSave, a leading online provider of premium printer ink cartridges, including remanufactured and compatible printer ink cartridges. With deals every month and a 1-year guarantee of quality, CompandSave provides an easy way for people and businesses to purchase printer ink and accessories.

Learn about CompandSave's deals and news from the world of printing by following us on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn and Google+!


Monday, January 28, 2013 Brit McGinnis
recycling printing ink cartridge drops
Here at CompandSave, we're all about preserving the environment. That's why we promote the use of remanufactured printer cartridges — they're much better for the environment because they're made from previously used cartridges. That's recycling! There's no need to create a brand new cartridge if a remanufactured/recycled printer ink cartridge works just as well!

A lot of people have worries about using remanufactured ink cartridges. Original equipment manufacturer (OEM) cartridge manufacturers (in other words, companies that make cartridges and the printers they're used with) try to persuade customers not to use remanufactured ink cartridges by saying to customers that using non-brand cartridges will violate their printer's warranty. Of course, this is not true. It is actually illegal to void a person's warranty in that case.  This is just a way for the manufacturer to protect their own profit by selling printer ink cartridges worth several thousand dollars per gallon.

recycling $100 billsOn the other hand, remanufactured printer ink cartridges are created from a previously used printer ink cartridge. Each one is purchased from an OEM company by a remanufactured printer ink cartridge company (like us!) and fixed up for more uses. The cost of a remanufactured printer ink cartridge depends on the cost of the original cartridge, but they are usually much less expensive than the average OEM printer ink cartridge. This can save you a lot of money over time!

The value in using remanufactured printer cartridges over OEM cartridges is enormous. On average, every printer ink cartridge that is thrown away instead of recycled is eventually turned into 3.5 pounds of solid waste. That would take between 400 and 1,000 years to decompose!

Currently, only a small percentage of printer ink cartridges are ever recycled — only about one in every 500! This means that over 350 million cartridges are thrown away instead of recycled every year. We're doing our part to save some of the world's plastic (and save you money!) by giving you the best remanufactured printer ink cartridges on the market. But we should all do our part by recycling and purchasing products that promote recycling. The earth's depending on it!

Plastic Recycling Infographic
Via OnlineEducation.net

About the Author: 
Andrew Yeung is president of CompAndSave, a leading online provider of premium printer ink cartridges, including remanufactured and compatible printer ink cartridges. With deals every month and a 1-year guarantee of quality, CompandSave provides an easy way for people and businesses to purchase printer ink and accessories.

Learn about CompandSave's deals and news from the world of printing by following us on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn and Google+!


Jan 21, 2013

office worker graphs keyboard
The Internet has emerged as an invaluable asset for small business owners, allowing them the freedom to find resources, research target markets, and even make connections with fellow professionals in other parts of the world.

At times, the Internet can seem like a huge and intimidating place for a small business owner. It can be difficult to know where to begin! Here’s our quick list of how to use the Internet most effectively for your small business.

Seek out information specific to small businesses

Many over-extended small business owners make the fatal error of neglecting to stay informed about current business trends. In today’s modern marketplace, you cannot succeed on intuition alone; you need to stay alert!

There are a number of incredible online resources that are both free and invaluable. Sites like Inc.com and Entrepreneur.com provide tips on everything from starting your business to navigating legal issues. Both of these websites feature articles specific to small businesses — information that will most likely be useful to your needs.

social media Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Youtube RSS feed world mapTrack your small business’s industry and target market

Keep up on up-to-the-minute news in addition to industry trends with tools such as Google Alerts. Following industry leaders on Twitter can be a great tool for staying informed on real-time news.

Where are the fans? As important as it is to track industry news, it’s also important to know what’s going on with your potential customers! You can find Facebook pages designed for fans of your industry, and even spend some time on Pinterest to see what creates buzz among your target audience.

Create online small business partnerships

social media connections black redFind contacts and partners within your industry with whom you can swap tips, discoveries, and resources, even if they’re not in your area! Having a few friends in the cloud makes the vast reaches of the Internet seem a lot smaller.

One great place for finding acquaintances is LinkedIn. This social media network is designed to link companies and business professionals together. After setting up a profile and adding a few connections, you’ll be able to connect with and have conversations with people in your city, region, and beyond! You’ll also be able to pose industry-related questions in the Answers section of LinkedIn, obtaining both expertise from fellow professionals and insights from other industries.

How has the Internet helped your small business grow? Do you think the Internet is an overall force for good in the business world? Tell us in the comments!

About the Author: Andrew Yeung is president of CompAndSave, a leading online provider of premium printer ink cartridges, including remanufactured and compatible printer ink cartridges. With deals every month and a 1-year guarantee of quality, CompandSave provides an easy way for people and businesses to purchase printer ink and accessories.

Learn about CompandSave's deals and news from the world of printing by following us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+!

Monday, January 21, 2013 Andrew Yeung
office worker graphs keyboard
The Internet has emerged as an invaluable asset for small business owners, allowing them the freedom to find resources, research target markets, and even make connections with fellow professionals in other parts of the world.

At times, the Internet can seem like a huge and intimidating place for a small business owner. It can be difficult to know where to begin! Here’s our quick list of how to use the Internet most effectively for your small business.

Seek out information specific to small businesses

Many over-extended small business owners make the fatal error of neglecting to stay informed about current business trends. In today’s modern marketplace, you cannot succeed on intuition alone; you need to stay alert!

There are a number of incredible online resources that are both free and invaluable. Sites like Inc.com and Entrepreneur.com provide tips on everything from starting your business to navigating legal issues. Both of these websites feature articles specific to small businesses — information that will most likely be useful to your needs.

social media Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Youtube RSS feed world mapTrack your small business’s industry and target market

Keep up on up-to-the-minute news in addition to industry trends with tools such as Google Alerts. Following industry leaders on Twitter can be a great tool for staying informed on real-time news.

Where are the fans? As important as it is to track industry news, it’s also important to know what’s going on with your potential customers! You can find Facebook pages designed for fans of your industry, and even spend some time on Pinterest to see what creates buzz among your target audience.

Create online small business partnerships

social media connections black redFind contacts and partners within your industry with whom you can swap tips, discoveries, and resources, even if they’re not in your area! Having a few friends in the cloud makes the vast reaches of the Internet seem a lot smaller.

One great place for finding acquaintances is LinkedIn. This social media network is designed to link companies and business professionals together. After setting up a profile and adding a few connections, you’ll be able to connect with and have conversations with people in your city, region, and beyond! You’ll also be able to pose industry-related questions in the Answers section of LinkedIn, obtaining both expertise from fellow professionals and insights from other industries.

How has the Internet helped your small business grow? Do you think the Internet is an overall force for good in the business world? Tell us in the comments!

About the Author: Andrew Yeung is president of CompAndSave, a leading online provider of premium printer ink cartridges, including remanufactured and compatible printer ink cartridges. With deals every month and a 1-year guarantee of quality, CompandSave provides an easy way for people and businesses to purchase printer ink and accessories.

Learn about CompandSave's deals and news from the world of printing by following us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+!

Jan 14, 2013

office supplies
As a small business owner, it is important to save money on the essentials your company needs to function. Of course, it’s a lot easier said than done. Working day-to-day, it’s very easy to overlook or underestimate the supply needs of your business over time. Here are our tips on running a small business while staying aware of this small but important aspect of the business.


Save money by buying online

printer ink cartridge color stacksAs simple as it is, buying office supplies online can have a significant impact on your business. Certified online supply stores offer the most competitive prices, ship quickly and make time-consuming visits to over-priced mega-stores unnecessary. Once you know your company’s consumption habits, you can arrange for supplies to automatically ship to your company on a given service. As market conditions change, you can quickly (and easily) change supply orders. You also have the flexibility of being able to order new supplies at any time of day — even if you’re working on a project at 2 a.m.


Save money by eliminating waste and theft

Facebook pink dislike buttonTaking home a pen or two from the office seems harmless enough, but the waste adds up if every employee does this over a period of time. Even if done innocently, this is theft. Managing employees’ access to supplies (such as requiring all requests for supplies to go through managers) will lead to less theft, and less wasteful spending as a result.



calculator glasses closeup
Knowing Where Money Goes Saves Money!

Keeping a log of monthly supply expenses is a great way to get a clear idea of your business’ consumption patterns. Some of your company’s habits may surprise you, and may even cause you to re-evaluate your purchasing practices. For example, if you are spending quite a bit on printing cartridges every month, consider purchasing discount cartridges in bulk. Not having to go to the store every week will save you both time and money.


Buying supplies is definitely one of the more ordinary, day-to-day aspects of running a small business. At times it can seem like a hassle or overly time-consuming. But taking care of small aspects of a small business can lead to greater overall success. Just like with anything else, in business it’s the little things that count!


Do you have any tricks or tips for saving money on office supplies? What other small details of running a small business do you think influence overall success? Tell us about it in the comments!


About the Author:
 Andrew Yeung is president of CompAndSave, a leading online provider of premium printer ink cartridges, including remanufactured and compatible printer ink cartridges. With deals every month and a 1-year guarantee of quality, CompandSave provides an easy way for people and businesses to purchase printer ink and accessories.

Learn about CompandSave's deals and news from the world of printing by following us on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn and Google+!




Monday, January 14, 2013 Andrew Yeung
office supplies
As a small business owner, it is important to save money on the essentials your company needs to function. Of course, it’s a lot easier said than done. Working day-to-day, it’s very easy to overlook or underestimate the supply needs of your business over time. Here are our tips on running a small business while staying aware of this small but important aspect of the business.


Save money by buying online

printer ink cartridge color stacksAs simple as it is, buying office supplies online can have a significant impact on your business. Certified online supply stores offer the most competitive prices, ship quickly and make time-consuming visits to over-priced mega-stores unnecessary. Once you know your company’s consumption habits, you can arrange for supplies to automatically ship to your company on a given service. As market conditions change, you can quickly (and easily) change supply orders. You also have the flexibility of being able to order new supplies at any time of day — even if you’re working on a project at 2 a.m.


Save money by eliminating waste and theft

Facebook pink dislike buttonTaking home a pen or two from the office seems harmless enough, but the waste adds up if every employee does this over a period of time. Even if done innocently, this is theft. Managing employees’ access to supplies (such as requiring all requests for supplies to go through managers) will lead to less theft, and less wasteful spending as a result.



calculator glasses closeup
Knowing Where Money Goes Saves Money!

Keeping a log of monthly supply expenses is a great way to get a clear idea of your business’ consumption patterns. Some of your company’s habits may surprise you, and may even cause you to re-evaluate your purchasing practices. For example, if you are spending quite a bit on printing cartridges every month, consider purchasing discount cartridges in bulk. Not having to go to the store every week will save you both time and money.


Buying supplies is definitely one of the more ordinary, day-to-day aspects of running a small business. At times it can seem like a hassle or overly time-consuming. But taking care of small aspects of a small business can lead to greater overall success. Just like with anything else, in business it’s the little things that count!


Do you have any tricks or tips for saving money on office supplies? What other small details of running a small business do you think influence overall success? Tell us about it in the comments!


About the Author:
 Andrew Yeung is president of CompAndSave, a leading online provider of premium printer ink cartridges, including remanufactured and compatible printer ink cartridges. With deals every month and a 1-year guarantee of quality, CompandSave provides an easy way for people and businesses to purchase printer ink and accessories.

Learn about CompandSave's deals and news from the world of printing by following us on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn and Google+!




Jan 7, 2013


happy office workers
When it comes to having an office for a small business, design and layout are critically important. Work environment can influence employee productivity, morale and retention rates. In fact, a study done by architecture firm Gensler said that only 50 percent of current employees believe their office inspires innovation and creativity.


A pleasant, well-organized office space has clear benefits for a small business, such as ease of workflow, a professional appearance, and even healthier workers. Unfortunately, not many small businesses can afford the services of a professional designer. But have no fear! Composing an effective, efficient office space is easy, and can easily be done within a small business itself.

What makes a small business environment work?

There are many factors to consider when redesigning or even cleaning just up a small business office. Here are a few of the most important:

modern grey office
Comfort. Above all, you should strive to create a comfortable work environment for your employees. Ergonomic work chairs, natural lighting and even a pleasant color scheme go a long way to establish a productive environment. It’s also important to choose an image that tells visitors exactly what the company’s all about. Not sure where to start? The images at the Office Design Gallery can help inspire the right office aesthetic for your company brand and culture. And of course, your own employees are great resources for ideas and input.


modern office hallway blue brown design
Efficiency. The office should be organized to fulfill specific objectives efficiently. Define the top three to five objectives of each department of your small business and organize their space around making those objectives easier to achieve. This could mean grouping collaborative teams together, placing equipment and supplies where they are most often needed, and creating a logical flow through the office space that allows for quick communication. The office should have a designated meeting space and printing station with a stocked office supply closet.



modern design office meeting room black grey red
Budget. As with everything in small business, budget matters. If you cannot make all the changes you would like today, plan your office changes in waves that align with cash flow. For very small businesses, this estimate may be a bit high. Consider cutting costs by buying or renting used furniture and doing easier tasks yourself, such as painting walls.


An efficient office is key for running a successful small business. In order to keep running efficiently, it’s important for a small business to have a well-organized space. So that’s our New Year’s goal for this year!


What’s your New Year’s resolution for your business? Let us know in the comments!


About the Author: Andrew Yeung is president of CompAndSave, a leading online provider of premium printer ink cartridges, including remanufactured and compatible printer ink cartridges. With deals every month and a 1-year guarantee of quality, CompandSave provides an easy way for people and businesses to purchase printer ink and accessories.

Learn about CompandSave's deals and news from the world of printing by following us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+!

Monday, January 07, 2013 Andrew Yeung

happy office workers
When it comes to having an office for a small business, design and layout are critically important. Work environment can influence employee productivity, morale and retention rates. In fact, a study done by architecture firm Gensler said that only 50 percent of current employees believe their office inspires innovation and creativity.


A pleasant, well-organized office space has clear benefits for a small business, such as ease of workflow, a professional appearance, and even healthier workers. Unfortunately, not many small businesses can afford the services of a professional designer. But have no fear! Composing an effective, efficient office space is easy, and can easily be done within a small business itself.

What makes a small business environment work?

There are many factors to consider when redesigning or even cleaning just up a small business office. Here are a few of the most important:

modern grey office
Comfort. Above all, you should strive to create a comfortable work environment for your employees. Ergonomic work chairs, natural lighting and even a pleasant color scheme go a long way to establish a productive environment. It’s also important to choose an image that tells visitors exactly what the company’s all about. Not sure where to start? The images at the Office Design Gallery can help inspire the right office aesthetic for your company brand and culture. And of course, your own employees are great resources for ideas and input.


modern office hallway blue brown design
Efficiency. The office should be organized to fulfill specific objectives efficiently. Define the top three to five objectives of each department of your small business and organize their space around making those objectives easier to achieve. This could mean grouping collaborative teams together, placing equipment and supplies where they are most often needed, and creating a logical flow through the office space that allows for quick communication. The office should have a designated meeting space and printing station with a stocked office supply closet.



modern design office meeting room black grey red
Budget. As with everything in small business, budget matters. If you cannot make all the changes you would like today, plan your office changes in waves that align with cash flow. For very small businesses, this estimate may be a bit high. Consider cutting costs by buying or renting used furniture and doing easier tasks yourself, such as painting walls.


An efficient office is key for running a successful small business. In order to keep running efficiently, it’s important for a small business to have a well-organized space. So that’s our New Year’s goal for this year!


What’s your New Year’s resolution for your business? Let us know in the comments!


About the Author: Andrew Yeung is president of CompAndSave, a leading online provider of premium printer ink cartridges, including remanufactured and compatible printer ink cartridges. With deals every month and a 1-year guarantee of quality, CompandSave provides an easy way for people and businesses to purchase printer ink and accessories.

Learn about CompandSave's deals and news from the world of printing by following us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+!