The Sustainable Business & The Entrepreneur's Guide to Building a Successful Business

 The Entrepreneurs Guide to Building a Successful Business 2017

Big economies are built by small businesses! Indeed, 95% of the world’s working population are employed by small to mid-size businesses. With this in mind, our new 200-page guide is designed to facilitate long-term, sustainable growth (and job creation) in the often overlooked sector of small business development. Based on over fours years of research, and written with the help of experienced small-business professionals, it conveys basic concepts and practices that successful small business operators say are necessary to survive and grow.

To download your free copy, just click on the book's front cover (left). Copies are currently available in English only. Other language translations will be added as we acquire them.

Sustainalble Business EN Book 2018
English - updated for 2018
TBS 2 Simplified Chinese
Simplified Chinese
TSB 2 Arabic
TSB 2 Mandarin
Traditional Chinese
TSB 2 Polish

EFMD works with the Center for Industrial Productivity and Sustainability ( and the Product-Life Institute, Europe’s oldest sustainability-based think tank and consultancy (, to provide business communities with proven, training-based books, manuals, and videos to help managers engineer a more sustainable future for their companies.

A key component of our education portfolio is The Sustainable Business, an award-winning introduction to sustainability that is distributed as a free download (in numerous languages) for the purpose of facilitating:

  • genuine long-term wealth and financial well-being,
  • job creation and security,
  • the elimination of waste and pollutants,
  • reductions in resource consumption,
  • the mitigation of environmental damage and its costs, and,
  • greater research opportunities for business academia.
The next industrial revolution has begun!  Don't be left behind!  The Sustainable Business is read in classrooms and businesses across North America, Europe, the Middle East and China.  For many, it is their first introduction to sustainability and circular economics - and the reason they are interested in these subjects.