Much has changed since 2008. With the market crash followed by the oncoming storm of recession and economic meltdown we saw many businesses disappear seemingly overnight and investors recoil out of fear and trepidation. Prices rose across the board, services and benefits were cut, and business plans began to shift to self preservation mode. For a while anyone who once considered “going green” or who had environmental concerns put it off as inconsequential in the face of the crashing economy and dire predictions. We went into survival mode. We all did.
But as the effects of the recession marched on through 2010 and now more than half way through 2011 we have seen a return to green initiatives and alternative business solutions. This is not necessarily down to a rise in concern over discoveries of our critical CO2 emission output and the rising global temperatures. In fact, the green and alternative business shift has much more to do with the fact that businesses are discovering “eco-friendly” can often mean more cost effective.
Many businesses are discovering that virtual offices instead of expensive London properties, along with the use of video conferencing to decrease business travel has resulted in a new way of doing business that is easier to manage and increases both return on investment (ROI) and profitability. Indeed, much has changed in the past few years. This means that going green by commuting less often (saving on petrol), cutting down on CO2 emissions from fuel, and decreasing frequency of business travel is not just eco friendly: it’s good business.
Finding a London meeting space or hiring a conference room as and when you need it is far more cost effective than having a full time office. It also means you can choose the location to suit your meeting be it an in-person conference or a video conference with partners around the globe. W1 Virtual offices and meeting room hire options can be tailored to your needs. Going green and saving money has never been more hand in hand meaning you can feel good about helping to save the planet while increasing your revenue.
Change can be good.