August 2012

09 August 2012

Welcome to the August Better Business Bulletin 2012, bringing you news and updates on the participating businesses and the progress of the project.

Thursday, 9 August 2012


Small Business and Carbon Tax

On July 1, 2012 the carbon tax was introduced. The carbon tax sets a price on carbon pollution, $23 per tonne of carbon that is released into the atmosphere. Only Australia’s most polluting businesses are subject to carbon tax.

Therefore small business are not subject to the Carbon Tax. However there may be an indirect impact of a carbon price on small businesses, such as a minor increase in products and services that create large amounts of carbon pollution, such as electricity and waste disposal.


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Lane Cove Plaza

Launch in Lane Cove!

The Better Business Partnership has aligned with Lane Cove Alive and Lane Cove Council to roll out its free business sustainability program in Lane Cove. A launch event was held on Wednesday 25 July from 6-7:30pm at Epitome Café & Restaurant on ‘the Plaza’ in Lane Cove’.  

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Eco At Home - Willoughby

August Champion Business - Eco At Home

Eco At Home has been in business for 8 years in Willoughby selling a range of environmentally sound household products.  They were this years winners of the Better Business Sustainable Purchasing Award 2012 and People's Choice Award - Retail.

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Salon Yazbek Team Winners of The Champion New Small Business 2012

Salon Yazbek Win Champion New Business 2012

Award winning hairdressing Salon Yazbek was overwhelmed to be named the Champion New Business at the Australian Small Business Champion Awards. Their passion for their salon and drive to be a more sustainable business has given them the winning edge. BBP would like to congratulate them for their outstanding achievements!

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