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Weekly trade update: 17/08/23

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UK Business Climate Hub launches to help SMEs go green

UK Business Climate Hub launches to help SMEs go green

The UK government has launched the UK Business Climate Hub to help Britain’s 5.5 million SMEs save on their business energy bills while reducing their emissions. The aim of the hub is to serve as a ‘one-stop-shop’ for businesses who have yet to start making operational changes in going green, as well as those SMEs looking to grow their existing efforts. Martin McTague, national chair of the Federation of Small Businesses says: “This new scheme is a step in the right direction and will help business owners across the country to develop long term sustainable strategies that will assist the UK in its journey towards net zero.”

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Building a positive work environment

Building a positive work environment

Creating a product that stands out is amazing but giving your team the tools to market and sell your products can be the thing that takes your business to the next level. Since launching in 2019, Starface has sold more than 77 million acne stars to date. Kara Brothers, president of Starface, shares her knowledge of how partnerships, team culture and a positive work environment are key to a company’s success.

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Small business news

Small business news

The latest small business news roundup looks at how inflation is changing the focus of luxury brands, the rise of male beauty in Japan, and Zalando’s recent partnership with Savrr that offers their German customers an option to “Save Now, Buy Later” to encourage responsible spending. Read all of this and more, in the small business news roundup.

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