Category: Human Resources

  • Sustainability: A way of being for Small Business

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    Sustainability is often thought of in the sense of human sustainability on planet earth or as was referred in the 2005 World Summit on Social Development, “…social development requires the reconciliation of environmental, social equity and economic demands – the 3 pillars of sustainability…”

    When considering the word sustainability it is really defined as:  to endure.  When applied to business practices consider the following four areas where sustainability not only could show up but should show up:

    1)      Process & Procedure

    In BC 55% of all small business do not have employed help.  Wearing all hats makes the urgency of process and procedure tend to fall by the wayside quite often.  How you do what you do is just as important as what and why!

    2)      Well Being

    Whether there are multiple people in an organization or few it is a responsibility to create an environment of well-being.  As small business owners we all support a lot of the BC economy!  If a business owner is not taking care of their own well-being, what kind of shape will they be in to look after the needs of their clients?

    3)      Internal & External Relationships

    “You’re only as good as the people you surround yourself with” – not ... Read More