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Sustainability

This section covers sustainable business practices for UK SMEs. Sustainability offers small businesses a number of benefits, such as: improving a company’s reputation, helping to attract and retain employees with ethical business practices, saving money by employing eco-friendly technologies and cutting down on energy waste, attracting attention from investors, customers and the press.

Smart Energy GB

What can your small business do to help achieve net zero by 2050? 

Follow these six tips to start reducing your business’s carbon footprint and help Great Britain achieve net zero

Advice

How microbusinesses take the first steps toward sustainability

Helping the environment can open up the possibility of more revenue, says Ben Law, VP and head of UK and Ireland at GoDaddy

Partner content

The importance of custom and sustainable packaging when growing your brand

Packaging is more than just a pretty face. It’s a brand-builder that sends would be customers clear signals about the things your business stands for. Ambitious brands must get it right or risk being outpaced by the competition

Blog

Dragons’ Den: Everything’s gone green – S19, ep2

This week’s show was all about green products from compostable paint trays and eco body products to real-grass indoor toilet training for puppies

Business management

Environmental checklist for small businesses

We've outlined an environmental checklist for UK small businesses to help make your company more sustainable and achieve its carbon-cutting goals.

Smart Energy GB

Your customers care about sustainability: here’s how your business can too

With concerns increasing over human impact on the planet, now is the time to make your business part of the solution

Smart Energy GB

Listen to your customers when it comes to sustainability

Small business owners should listen to their customers when it comes to sustainability. It's no longer a nice-to-have and increasingly a necessity to attract and retain customers

Business management

Transition to a net zero future with green finance

Funding Options explain how your small business can become more environmentally friendly and how to fund those sustainability goals

Business management

Sustainability: new government-supported project launches to help SMEs

An Eden Project-inspired programme is encouraging SMEs to focus on sustainability in their businesses with free guidance and advice.

Productivity Zone

How reducing your carbon footprint can increase business productivity

Coupling new ways of working with the latest technology reduces your carbon footprint while increasing productivity and the bottom line

Advice

Realising the power of renewables for small businesses

Here, Paul Sheffield, chief operating officer of Haven Power, discusses how renewables are making business sense to SMEs.

Business management

How to be a sustainopreneur in five steps

Here, James Brueton, CEO of EnviroBuild explains five simple steps to becoming a successful sustainopreneur.

Partner content

What is professional indemnity insurance?

Professional indemnity insurance provides cover if somebody sues your business and they allege that your advice caused financial loss or damaged their brand. It’s not just for accountants and lawyers but for anyone offering a personal service, even web designers

Partner content

Benefits of switching to the right business bank account

We've teamed up with the Current Account Switch Service to explain the benefits of switching your business bank account.

Partner content

Business Companion: a reliable voice in the misinformation age

Business Companion is a one-stop-shop for accurate and up-to-date legal guidance, whatever sector you’re in — and it’s all completely free

Finding and selling to customers

How Amazon Ads is supporting entrepreneurs

Digital ad campaigns aren't just for big businesses. Here's why you should be considering it...