Why you should become carbon neutral

By Tracc on Small Business - Advice and Ideas for UK Small Businesses and SMEs Andrew Walsh, founder of AW Repair group and a keen diver, explains how the company has achieved its carbon neutral status The post Why you should become carbon neutral appeared first on Small Business.

Why you should become carbon neutral

By Tracc on Small Business - Advice and Ideas for UK Small Businesses and SMEs

As a keen diver, Andrew Walsh has seen first-hand the damage that carbon emissions are causing to our oceans, and he’s committed to playing his part in the effort to reduce the devastation of the natural world before it’s too late.

As an entrepreneur, he’s also aware that there’s an increasing expectation on the part of customers, partners and investors that all businesses should prove that they’re doing everything in their power to minimise their impact on the environment.

Those are two of the reasons why AW Repair Group has committed to cutting its carbon footprint by 2 per cent year on year.

In partnership with an environmental consultancy, the Group has been through a thorough review of its activities: maximising the use of renewable energy sources, working with suppliers to minimise deliveries, specifying new equipment with variable speed or fuel saver modes, introducing a fleet of electric and hybrid courtesy cars, disposing of its waste responsibly and implementing efficiencies in every area of its operations.

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As a result, the whole AW network has now achieved carbon neutrality to the PAS2060 standard.

It’s taken a lot of time and effort, there have been costs in the short term and there’ll be further costs down the line for carbon offsetting. But Andrew sees all this as an essential investment to safeguard the Group’s reputation as a responsible and sustainable business.

Above all, it’s part of AW’s contribution to the global campaign to ensure that we leave
the planet in the best possible shape for our children and grandchildren.

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What to do when facing financial adversity

By Tracc on Small Business - Advice and Ideas for UK Small Businesses and SMEs Knowing the basics of accounting will help your business if you're facing financial adversity, says Andrew Walsh, founder of AW Repair Group The post What to do when facing financial adversity appeared first on Small Business.

What to do when facing financial adversity

By Tracc on Small Business - Advice and Ideas for UK Small Businesses and SMEs

It’s a rare small business that doesn’t go through some periods of financial adversity, whether it’s right at the start or as it begins to scale up. Andrew Walsh believes that entrepreneurs will be much better placed to deal with those difficult periods if they take the time to learn at least the basics of accounting.

In this case a little learning shouldn’t be a dangerous thing, because it will mean you’re exposed to far fewer of those nasty moments when your banker jabs a finger at your balance sheet and asks, “how are you going to fund this?”

You’ll still need to hire an accountant and a credit controller of course, unless you want to spend a lot of your precious time with your company’s books, but when you need to go to the bankers for a loan it’s a big help if you can speak their language.

It’s great if you can start up without any debt, but it’s important not to be underfunded. If you don’t have enough cash in a young business, you risk stunting its growth. If you do decide you need finance, check to see if any grants are available before you turn to the banks.

Banks are often reluctant to lend to small businesses, and there’s a fair chance that any loan they offer will be conditional on security against your assets. You need to look hard at the terms, because they can be extremely rigorous. Plan for the worst-case scenario, and whatever decision you make, be sure that you can deal with the repercussions.

But Andrew believes that determination and persistence are even more important than talent, and it’s when their business is struggling that entrepreneurs prove their mettle.
They need to roll their sleeves up and never lose sights of their goals.

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