It is generally undisputed that the overwhelming majority of private-sector businesses in the world are SMEs and that they account for a very large share of world economic activity in both developed and developing countries. Small and medium enterprises make up 99% of businesses in the UK and they make a significant contribution to the UK economy. In fact, the contribution that SMEs will make across the top 10 UK cities, is forecast to hit £217 billion by 2020.
In this workshop we will look at the first steps a small business can take – looking at the 17 goals and identifying the top two or three that really resonate that can be used to engage staff and other stakeholders in discussions, to create buy-in from the beginning.
The size of an SME makes it easier to implement new principles, new ways of doing things, to measure impacts. And it’s possible that we may also see results quicker than in big corporate organisations.
Most SME’s would be surprised to realise how “good” they already are and how with a few tweaks they can be even better!