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If you’re looking to improve and grow your business, making better use of your resources is essential. If you are an SME in Greater Manchester, our resource efficiency programme can offer you specialist advice to help you cut bills and become more profitable.

However, there are a number of simple no-cost and low-cost actions you can take by yourself. The advice below gives you the knowledge to take things into your own hands and find savings for your business. 

There are a number of simple no-cost and low-cost actions you can take by yourself. Check our DIY library to take things into your own hands and find savings for your business. 

Energy

Making your business more energy-efficient is often the easiest way to reduce operational costs because even minor adjustments can bring significant annual savings.

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Fuel

Most businesses spend far more than they need to on fuel and transport, and as fuel prices continue to rise the pressure to make improvements is growing all the time.

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Materials

The purchase of solid, liquid and gaseous raw materials can be one of the most expensive inputs for any business but managing them more efficiently will help you to lower the costs.

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Water

If your business uses large amounts of water then water efficiency will also help you to address the risks associated with periods of water shortage.

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Waste

All businesses generate, store, handle and dispose of waste materials. By monitoring the amount and types of waste your business is producing you can reduce your costs significantly. 

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Tools & Resources

There are a number of useful tools, resources and funding sources available to help with your resource efficiency planning.

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This programme is part-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the GM Business Growth Hub project, designed to help ambitious SME businesses achieve growth and increase employment in Greater Manchester.