Big brands and renewable energy: What can small businesses learn?

posted on 10/07/2015 12:51:17 by Hannah Corbett

It’s no secret that many of the planets biggest brands are advocates of the environment. But, many small business owners believe that a greener business model is a luxury only afforded to those who have the money to invest into it – but this doesn’t have to be the case.

In fact, a green business model can offer a number of benefits which can make it not only an attractive option to SME owners, but also a viable one.

Below we have put together an infographic that looks at a number of different brands who are doing their bit for the environment - whether this is generating renewable business energy, or severely reducing their waste. From these brands we have dissected some valuable lessons that small business owners can learn from to help them benefit from a greener business plan.

Renewable energy infographic

One barrier that many small business owners encounter when looking to implement a green business plan is the upfront investment cost. However, with many SMEs over paying on their business gas and business electricity there are plenty of opportunities to cut your costs and raise the funds. Take the time to get a quote from one of Make it Cheaper’s energy experts, and you may be surprised by how much you could be saving. These savings can then be put towards your businesses new greener future

Hannah Corbett

Hannah is a Content Producer for Make It Cheaper, focusing much of her time on creating useful content and online tools for small business owners. You can email Hannah at hannah.corbett@makeitcheaper.com

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