Not only do small businesses, like SOHO-, SME, SMB-, Micro-, Lifestyle-, Home-, DIY-, Hobby-, Boomer businesses, contribute greatly to the economic growth of the country, but also to the energy utilized in the country and hence it is important that the government take into account the needs of SMBs when formulating carbon footprint reduction policies.
The British Chambers of Commerce said that the role of small businesses should be considered when measures to reduce carbon footprints were being considered.
It also said that the Joint Committee Report on the Climate Change Bill lacked clarity and did not specify the legal enforceability of the climate change reduction targets.
“Small Businesses need a stable legislative environment and a coherent set of support measures, so that while larger companies are catered for, the needs of small business are not forgotten.” said BCC head of policy Natalie Evans.
Global warming is a real threat to the environment and the planet and it is important that all businesses, big and small make efforts for carbon reduction. It is vital that the government provides a clear framework for small businesses to work with.
It is a good idea for small or personal business, like contractors, freelancer, self-employed, sole-trader and virtual assistants to invest in business infrastructure that would streamline business processes such as financial management and allow business owners to focus on core processes and find ways to reduce the energy consumption in the office.
A web office reduces tremendously the use of paper, shipping, packaging, heating, etc in the business and provides information at the click of the mouse.