For Small Businesses

As a small business, we understand the needs and challenges of operating a smaller enterprise, in which all personnel need to wear many different hats and respond continually to competing demands. In addition to our core offerings, we provide an array of services specifically tailored to meet the needs of smaller enterprises as they attempt to “green” their operations, understand and move toward sustainability, take advantage of emerging markets and opportunities, and grow and position themselves for long-term success. We provide focused, client-driven, and customized assistance, so as to provide maximum value at minimum cost.

Sustainability and environmental issues can affect businesses in many ways, and may present both challenges and opportunities. With the recent upswing in public interest in the environment, and growing and increasingly prescriptive commercial/industrial customer demands, it is particularly important to understand and respond effectively to changing customer expectations regarding environmental performance. At the same time, these trends present important opportunities for companies offering environmentally sensitive products and services, and those that manage their environmental issues effectively. With our assistance, smaller enterprises can move from a position that is undistinguished or vulnerable on the environment to one of competitive advantage on this issue.

Business, Marketing, and Sustainability Strategy Development

  • Position/Competitive Assessment
  • Facilitated Strategy Development
  • Formulation of Tactical Plans and Milestones

Supporting Analytics

  • Customized Analysis of Environmental/Sustainability Issues, Trends, Opportunities, and Threats
  • Benefit-Cost Analysis of New Strategies, Products, Services, and Approaches
  • Benchmarking
  • Method and Tool Development

Organizational Development

  • Assessment of Organizational Structure and Functions
  • General and Focused Training
  • Retooling of Internal Operations and Functions
  • Preparation/Revision of Operating Procedures and Forms

Performance Measurement and Management

  • Development of Appropriate Metrics and Measurement Methods
  • Assessment and Auditing
  • Evaluation of Corrective Measures and Management Practices

Communications

  • Evaluation of Stakeholder Concerns, Needs, and Expectations
  • Development of Communications Strategy and Tactics
  • Preparation of Sustainability/CSR Reports and Data
  • Formulation of Themes and Messages, and Drafting of Marketing Collateral, Customer/Supplier Communications, and Information for the Public