The All Around Benefits of the Virtual Business Model

Burd Home Health strives to provide the best service and experience to families in need throughout the state of New York. To accomplish this, Burd Home Health recognizes the importance of efficiency so that the company can help as many families as possible benefit from the Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program. One way the company achieves this is with its virtual business model.

By eliminating more antiquated ways of doing business, such as reducing the excess of physical documents, helps reduce waste, eliminate clutter, increase productivity and keeps a company more organized.

Forbes on Achieving Virtualization

How does a company achieve such an impactful change? In 2013, Forbes magazine described a few cutting edge ways to help virtualize, all of which have been adopted by Burd Home Health.

Technology plays a major part in how a company can help adopt a virtual business model and the first step spelled out by Forbes is to use specific computer programs to internalize company documents. This way, instead of having paper copies all over the office in bulky filing cabinets, employees can work together and share documents online using these programs.

The next strategy is to use electronic statements for bill paying. The same way online bill paying is faster and more efficient for the everyday person, using the internet and modern technology to pay bills can eliminate the need for paper checks, postage, envelopes, and other more wasteful processes.

Burd Home Health's 2019 Impacts

These are just a few of the many methods Burd Home Health utilizes in its virtual business model. Aside from the benefits to speed and efficiency, Burd Home Health has a measurable positive impact on the environment. In the past 12 months, an electronic document program utilized by Burd Home Health has estimated that the company has saved approximately 240 pounds of wood, 642 gallons of water, and over 1,500 hours of time by using the program.

Each year, over 1 billion trees worth of paper are used in the United States. ( Ten million pages of paper requires 2,500 trees, 56,000 gallons of oil, 450 cubic yards of landfill space, and 595,000 kilowatts of energy. It is also estimated that the average office worker uses 10,000 sheets annually. (

While one family owned business may not be changing the world in this regard, Burd Home Health is proud to play its part in reducing the negative impact on the environment companies can have when they have not adopted a similar virtual business model.


  1. Harrison, Kate. “5 Steps To A (Nearly) Paperless Office.” Forbes, Forbes Magazine, 19 Apr. 2013,

  2. “Practical (and Environmental) Benefits of Going Paperless.” Techware Sage Reseller & Consultants, 9 Sept. 2018,

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