• Mike Walker is founder of CountyClean Environmental Services, a Sussex-based provider of waste cleanup and management with over 35 years combined experience in the industry. Mike launched the business in 2007.

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  • Recycling is a growing sector of waste management and promises to get even bigger as companies become more aware of the need to establish positive environmental credentials. However, it’s a highly volatile market and commodities prices can affect demand for recycled goods, whi...

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  • Amanda Long, CEO of sustainability and behaviour change consultancy Corporate Culture, explains why ticking the CSR box is not enough - businesses have to make sustainability a core strategy if they are to succeed long-term.

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  • Mention the word “sustainability” to most small business owners and their eyes will probably glaze over. It’s a shame that the golden glow of all that is meant by the “S” word has been tarnished; that the exciting promise of a new way of doing business has been masked by the ...

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  • The case for reducing the carbon footprint of your business is a strong one. Increasingly, consumers are swayed by the ethical and environmental credentials of organisations. Showing you’ve made the effort to cut your carbon emissions will set you apart from your competitors ...

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  • These days, apart from the environmental aspects, it's becoming ever more important to ensure that staff work in a comfortable and healthy environment. Morale, sick days, and productivity can all be improved by applying a little care and attention to the environment in which y...

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  • Small business grants are available from both government-sponsored funds and also private organisations such as charities and Regional Development Agencies. They are typically for small amounts but offer very attractive repayment terms – in many cases the grant is a gift that ...

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  • Starting up a restaurant, like any other business, poses a number of challenges. Increasingly, one such challenge is that of sustainability — more than ever, diners are demanding that restaurants meet their environmental and social responsibilities.

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  • With the low carbon economy gaining significant traction, now is a fantastic time for businesses to invest in cleaner technologies and promote environmentally-friendly practice. Grants are available from many areas, including local and national Governments, the EU, and energy ...

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  • The availability of green support and funding has grown rapidly over the last few years. There are now a wide range of initiatives available for start-ups and small businesses involved in eco-innovation, carbon reduction and energy-efficient projects. Applying for green fundin...

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  • Anthony Day & Peter Grant are two of the founders of CloudApps, a sustainability software company that allows companies to make efficiency savings and meet sustainability targets by integrating sustainability goals throughout the organisation. CloudApps aims to connect efforts...

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  • Cutting down on electricity usage benefits businesses in two ways: not only will your monthly outgoings be reduced, but you’ll be reducing your impact on the environment. As consumers and other businesses increasingly consider environmental credentials when making choices, com...

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  • New Zealand is an island country located in the south-western Pacific Ocean. It is around 900 miles east of Australia and was one of the last lands to be settled by humans, due to its remoteness. It is well known for its distinctive fauna, varied topography and mountain peaks....

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  • A key responsibility for any business is to safeguard the personal information that it collects of its employees, clients or customers as part of its operations. Businesses are also required to implement waste management systems by recent Waste Hierarchy regulations put in for...

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  • With the Government's Green Deal set to come into operation later this year against a backdrop of rising energy prices, austere economic conditions and a growing spotlight on sustainability, there has never been a more appropriate time for small businesses to think more about ...

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  • If you’re new to business you may hear a lot of words and phrases that are unfamiliar to you. Our glossary will explain some of the meanings of the most commonly used business phrases – so talking to your accountant should be a bit easier in the future.

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  • Corporate social responsibility (CSR) has become something of a buzz phrase in recent years. There have been many arguments regarding whether CSR can actually help companies to improve their reputation and improve profit margins, if it costs businesses money and whether busine...

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  • This article was written by Robert Lamoon, founder and director of Energy Savvy, which aims to help companies become more energy efficient. Energy Savvy, a member of the Energy Saving Association, was founded in 2011, and is an approved distributor for multinational energy eff...

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  • Bed and breakfasts are very popular businesses for first-time entrepreneurs. With a significant market that benefits from seasonal demand, bed and breakfasts are great opportunities to profitably provide an enjoyable experience to a variety of travellers.

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  • While marketing should not be expected to guarantee sales, it is essential to business success as it will increase awareness of your business and help to create long-term relationships with customers.

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