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4 Simple Ways To Cut Costs While Boosting Business

4 Simple Ways To Cut Costs While Boosting Business

Every business owner wants to keep costs as low as possible. However, it’s important not to fall into the trap of being penny wise and pound foolish when you’re looking to reduce your overheads. While it’s great to shave a few hundred pounds off your annual expenses, this is totally counterproductive if it’s going to cost you tens of thousands in missed opportunities. However, there are plenty of ways to cut costs in your business without hampering growth. Here, we’ve brought together four of the best — read on to find out how they can help you keep your expenses down and accelerate growth. Become more energy efficient If you’re looking to cut costs in your business, the first place you should look is your energy efficiency. Most business owners don’t realise just how much of an impact thi... »

Government Urged To Help Small Businesses ‘Go Green’ And Help UK Meet Emissions Target

Government Urged To Help Small Businesses ‘Go Green’ And Help UK Meet Emissions Target

The government has been urged to incentivise more small businesses to embrace green energy and help the UK meet its emissions target, in a new report released by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB). The Power Of Price: Energising Small Business In The Next UK Carbon Plan suggests that most enterprises would welcome such changes – with 86% already believing the UK is too reliant on imported energy, with 61% admitting powering their business is a significant cost. 10% of all small firms now generate their own energy on site, with the possibility of selling a surplus back to the grid an added revenue opportunity for many. Indeed, an environmental conscience appears to already exist in millions of UK small firms as 40% have already installed efficient lights, 23% have implemented sw... »

Small Firms Deterred by Cost of Going Green

According to a new report, it seems that the Government needs to do more to help small business "go green". The Government is not providing SMEs with enough support to enable them to improve their environmental performance, according to independent think tank, the Tenon Forum. “Many small businesses are keen to exercise their green credentials and to reduce their carbon footprint, but this Government is simply making it too difficult and too expensive for them,” said Tenon national head of tax Andrew Jupp. According to a Tenon survey of SMEs, implementing environmental measures cost UK small firms £3.1 billion in 2007, with 27 per cent believing the costs outweighed the business benefits. Almost half of the small-business owners questioned had failed to adopt an... »