Surviving Through Sustainability and Gaining the Edge over your Competitors

| Tuesday November 5

Small Biz Matters – a half hour program each week where you can work ON your business rather than IN it.
with Alexi Boyd from Boyd Office Management Services
Date: 5 November 2019

Sustainability in your small business is more than just a buzz word. There are other factors to being sustainable. One could argue you actually need to be first economically sustainable to have the capital and funds to then be environmentally and socially sustainable. And so, what does that even mean?

One government funded program we can all access is the Better Business Partnership. Through a tailored, strategic program of education and practical suggestions your business can achieve true sustainability - of the economic, social AND environmental kind.

Here to tell us more about the BBP program and all it can do to improve, grow and sustain your business is it’s Program Coordinator, Amanda Choy. She has over over 20 years experience in the both corporate and legal spheres, as a transformative leader and change agent and she’s here to help you change your business for the better.

Welcome to the show Amanda.

Topics we’ll be covering:

  • Introduction about Better Business Partnership
    • Online sustainability assessment tool supporting local businesses to help them thrive through sustainability
    • How is it funded
    • Where it is available in Sydney?
  • How businesses are chosen to be part of the program
  • The three levels
    • Business & economic sustainability
    • Environmental sustainability
    • Social sustainability
  • Spread out amongst those three levels are 9 areas of assessment:
    • Procurement & purchasing


      • Sustainable & social (ethical) sourcing, supply chains
    • Business health - setup/startup or established. The WHY, the Mission, The purpose and linking that to business growth & marketing strategy
    • Community, staff
    • Energy Water Waste
    • Sustainable transport
    • Bye Bye Plastic
  • The link with other Govt programs
    • Biz Connect & Netstripes
    • BBP connecting with rebates, advice support
      • Give examples
    • How does the overall program help the general small business community as a whole?
      • Creating a sustainable business, better business being more attractive to your clients
      • Networking events which lead to B2B opportunities
      • Examples of local businesses who have accessed the program
    • What is the circular economy and how can we tap into that?
    • How does my business access the support?

To find out more go to their website: