Sustainability has taken on a whole new meaning for businesses. Annual CSR reports are behind us; customers and stakeholders are now demanding real-time transparency from brands, along with demonstrable proof of their environmental and social contributions.
It’s that time of year again. For some, it may feel like it’s been creeping up for a while, but for others, Christmas can really feel as though it’s come out of the blue. For SME owners, the festive period can be a particularly stressful and overwhelming time, with demanding customers, increased workloads, and the added pressure of having to contend with out-of-office suppliers and financial dependents. Research from last year found that 53% of small business owners in the UK worked over Christmas, and 18% of those worked more than 18 hours straight a day.