Business and Sustainability: A Conversation with Leyla Acaroglu

wix smb breakfast - sustainabilitySustainability is a subject on the minds of many people, but it’s not something that is typically a priority for most small business owners. Inundated with the never-ending tasks that exist in simply running a business, the small business owner might make efforts to be more ‘green’ in their operation, but creating a fully sustainable business model might seem completely out of reach.

Leyla Acaroglu

Leyla Acaroglu

At a recent Wix and Infusionsoft Small Business Breakfast, Leyla Acaroglu – designer, social scientist, sustainability provocateur, entrepreneur and renowned TED speaker (Paper beats plastic? How to rethink environmental folklore) – shared her message on the importance of sustainability. During the talk she helped to answer:

  • What is sustainability
  • Why sustainability is important
  • How business, large and small, can create a sustainable business model

You can view the full session here, or watch below.

As 2015 approaches, have you thought of sustainability and the impact your small business has? If so, we’d love to share in the comments below.

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Carolyn Crummey is a business and technology strategist and the owner of VirTasktic (, an agency dedicated to providing high-level virtual services to small businesses and entrepreneurs. A lover of technology and small business, Carolyn has built a career on the intelligent use of technology to increase business efficiency and productivity, which ultimately leads to greater profitability. Carolyn works closely with her clients to understand their challenges and helps them integrate the best technology solutions into their businesses so they too can enjoy great successes. You can follow Carolyn on Twitter at @CarolynCrummey or @VirTasktic.

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