It’s good to be green

It’s the start of a new year, bringing new opportunities, fresh ideas and renewed enthusiasm for many small businesses. However, it’s not just the weather at this time of year that is decidedly cold, the economic climate is particularly chilly too. Focusing on the bottom line has never been so important. And that’s where going green can help – by saving your business money and making it more attractive to your customers.

Our fourth episode of www.smallbusinessadvice.tv has a distinctly green flavour. In this episode, entitled ‘It can be easy being green’ presenter Sean Walsh welcomes to the studio James Murray, Editor of BusinessGreen, the multimedia publication for firms intent on improving their environmental credentials, and Kathryn Vardy, Head of Client Engagement at the Carbon Trust, an independent company set up by the government to work with organisations to reduce carbon emissions and develop commercial low carbon technologies. They will offer their top tips for how small companies can make environmental practices work for them by reducing costs and enhancing sales.

We also hear from Jon Woodward, Sales Director at NCE Europe in Wiltshire, UK, where they are reaping the benefits of going green. We also talked to Debbie Chatting at NetRegs, who provide free environmental guidance for small and medium-sized businesses, so they can make sure they comply with environmental law.

Plus there’s the regular round up of all the latest small business news from the British Chambers of Commerce, including their response to the MPC’s interest rate decision less than an hour before our live programme.

Here’s a few behind-the-scenes photos from our Flickr page.

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