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Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is the impact that a company has on the world around them, on their employees, society, the environment, and the economy. But why is this such an important concept? Because aside from our own moral compass and ethical values, our company’s ethics are important to our clients. Take, for example, fast […]

Carbon Footprints

How much do you know about your carbon footprint? Your carbon footprint is the total volume of greenhouse gases resulting from your daily activities. But this more than the just the amount of petrol you use in your car or the electricity used in your home. There are lots of ways to reduce your carbon […]

Ethical Supply Chains

Do you know where your goods come from? Building an ethical supply chain is one of the most important steps in being an ethically responsible business, especially if you are getting your supplies from countries outside of the UK where the labour standards might not be to the standard you expect. Even if you are […]

Sustainable Packaging

Harriet is the founder of Tillyboo’s and specialises in easy swaps to help people start their plastic free journey. In celebration of plastic free July, she has kindly agreed to write our guest blog on how to reduce plastic in your business packaging. How can we make packaging sustainable? As a small, eco-conscious business this […]

The Trading Allowance

Let’s talk about the trading allowance! What is it? The trading allowance can give you an extra £1,000.00 of tax-free income per year. It was introduced by HMRC to make is easier for people to earn money from side hustles, hobby businesses or casual selling. As long as your total income (and remember this income, […]

Tracking income and expenditure

Keeping track of your income and expenditure is one of the most important parts of any business If you don’t have a solid understanding of where the money is coming from and going to it can be very easy to get the wrong balance, and this will cost you valuable profits. Tracking your income and […]

What are the benefits of outsourcing?

If you look up the benefits of outsourcing, you will find numerous lists giving you the top ten reasons to outsource, but these tend to be tailored to the needs of medium or larger businesses who are focused mainly on lowering their operating costs. But it is the time saving which brings the biggest benefit […]