Putting in place ethical business practices can boost your staff wellbeing, attract investors and provide a competitive advantage with customers – as well as helping society collectively recover from the Covid pandemic– but implementing them can be time-consuming and many businesses just don’t know where to start.
Join the FSB’s Merseyside and Cheshire Area, Jenny Herrera from the Good Business Charter, and Garth Dallas from the Good Business Festival for a practical support event on why ethical business is good business, and learn how to ensure it becomes part of your day-to-day activities.
In addition, find out how small businesses are being offered a new way to have their employee wellbeing, sustainability and diversity credentials acknowledged thanks to a collaboration between FSB and the Good Business Charter, which is the brain child of Richer Sounds Managing Director Julian Richer, with Good Business Charter accreditation through a streamlined application process for firms with up to 50 employees.
FSB research shows that small firms often play a role in local communities that transcends the transactional. Its ‘New Horizons’ report shows that over half (57%) of small firms have played such a role throughout the Covid pandemic, with large numbers donating to food banks (24%), directly supporting key workers (23%) or signing-up to volunteer for the NHS (9%).
The Good Business Festival, in partnership with the Liverpool City Region Growth Platform, is piloting a Good Small Business Programme for SMEs in Liverpool City Region to help them better understand what it takes to be a “Good Business” and to adopt these principles in their own business and in so doing contribute to the economic objective of inclusive growth through Building Back Better. Garth will outline how SME business owners can help to drive the evolving relationship between business, government and society, how you can join the movement and benefit your business at the same time.