Let’s face it, April is about getting dirty business done, including your taxes, spring cleaning and facing your first quarter numbers for 2013. This month may also mark the realization that you may not be accomplishing your new year’s resolutions by this point. Facing reality is part of taking stock. At the beginning of each new year we are filled with hope and set high goals. By April, we need to analyze where we are honestly at, including making factual predictions and re-analyze goals as necessary. Marking progress or lack thereof is something we must do as humans in achieving any goal, a clear path must be laid as the means to an end. This process is remarkably natural for Entrepreneurs who seem superbly adept at setting and achieving lofty goals. Global stewardship and international business alliances are intrinsically linked in today’s economy, natural resources make our stock markets tick and environmentally ethical and responsible businesses thrive like the aorta.
So what does the IRS have in common with Earth Day besides sharing the month of April?
The IRS has actually done their part in addressing their biggest source of irresponsible waste, paper! According to the IRS in 2010 , approximately %70 of all taxpayers used the e-file services, thereby saving a forest of trees.
The connections may be stretching a little, but the fact remains that in today’s workplace, business is best conducted by being ecologically conscious. Consumers support green businesses, the federal government is addressing environmental issues globally, and the butterfly effect is evident. Regulators are as necessary as bosses in the workplace, be it the EPA or the IRS, watchdogs keep us safe.