This section covers sustainable business practices suitable for practice within 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.

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Sustainable energy solutions for long-term business success

Here, Richard Morgan, industry development director of British Gas Business, tells us how sustainable energy can save your business.


How your small business can go green

From recycling to ways of saving electricity, Hannah Pennell explores the measures you can take to make your business greener.

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More than just a buzzword: The business benefits of a sustainable company

Steven Macatonia reveals why sustainability is at the heart of his company and why you should consider a sustainable mindset when you set up yours.


Businesses failing to reduce carbon footprint

Companies in the UK can increase their value by reducing their carbon footprints and tackling emissions, says one body.


SMEs could play ‘big role’ in fighting climate change

Small businesses have the potential to play a major role in the battle against climate change, according to a leading business advisor.


SMEs to receive climate help

The findings of a survey by the Carbon Trust have prompted the group to provide more help for SMEs hoping to manage their green responsibilities.


Smaller firms guilty of ‘greenwashing’

A number of SMEs have been claiming they are more environmentally friendly than they are, or 'greenwashing', it has been alleged.


Small recyclers to win awards

Small businesses that have made an extra effort to improve recycling rates and reduce waste are being invited to enter the National Recycling Awards 2006, widely recognised a stamp of 'green' excellence.

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4 small business functions that must be automated for greater profits

Can technology help you create more efficient business models? In this article, we explore how you can use technology to boost your business

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It’s time the UK’s small businesses got the seamless communications and collaboration tools they need

Why seamless collaboration is crucial for UK small businesses and what tools can help

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Flexible work is making cybersecurity tougher for UK SMBs. It’s time they got the tools, and the platform, to defend themselves

The cybersecurity landscape for small businesses and the tips and tools that can help

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How to enhance your customer and employee experiences using Uber Vouchers

This article explains how Uber Vouchers can enhance both your customer and employee experience