SustainNextEU” was held in the Helix in DCU in September 2012. It was organised by the Sustainability Collaborative and DCU Business School. It was clear from this event that the message about sustainability is becoming clearer. We are reaching a tipping point, and it is essential for everyone and business to be more sustainable.
This may have passed you by during the year, but if you are a Female Entrepreneur with what Enterprise Ireland terms a “High Growth Potential Start-up” you might need to act fast on this!
The SEAI (Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland) are calling for funding proposals at present, aimed at improving the energy efficiency of buildings at a community and partnership level.
Looking forward to Day 1 of the event – Better CSR advice for SMEs in Berlin, where a meeting of minds and sharing of experiences is due to set off this afternoon.
Today I would like to highlight some of the difficulties SMEs face, when operating their business, when compared with large businesses. 1. Finance An earlier post discussed A small business is not a little big business and the different distinct characteristics of SMEs – the main difference being the amount of resources available to large companies. It is no surprise …
“A small business is not a little big business” is a quote from the Harvard Business Review from 1981. 31 years on, this still rings true today. The main difference is the amount of resources available and small businesses are is at more at risk of failure.
SMEs are important for many economic and social reasons.