Good for Business: The SME guide to Standards
Good for business: The small business guide to standards also explains how standards can help firms cut costs and improve their products and services. Other benefits highlighted include regulatory compliance and more stable and efficient supply chains.
Using small business case studies, checklists and articles, it offers an overview of what standards are, practical advice on how managers can choose relevant ones for their business and how they can be introduced into the workplace.
“This guide highlights to small and medium-sized businesses the many benefits of using standards,” said BSI’s marketing and communications director, Frank Post. “From helping to improve the quality of their products and services to increasing market opportunities, British and international standards play a key part – particularly during a recession.
“We are confident the guide represents a major opportunity for businesses to learn more,” added Post.
The BSI is the UK’s national standards body and provides standards development, certification and training. It has published the guide to coincide with European SME Week.