Hannah4Change.org is passionate about corporate sustainability. Hopefully, this resource guide about starting an eco-friendly business will inspire you to practice more sustainability as an entrepreneur.
You’ve heard of entrepreneurs, but have you ever heard of an ECOpreneur? The major difference between the two is that an ECOpreneur is very conscious of how their business practices are impacting the environment. They may even be attempting to solve a pressing environmental issue with their new business. Here’s how you can get an ECObusiness started.
Every ECObusiness Starts With a Plan
No matter how exciting your idea for a green business may be, you need a proper plan. That plan should encompass a few essential steps, including:
You’ll Need to Find Ethical Funding
Now that you have a plan for your ECObusiness, it’s time to start looking for the capital you need to get it up and running. For this step, you will have one of a few options:
Transparency is Important for ECOpreneurs
Here’s the thing about being an ECOpreneur: Your customers need to be able to trust you. You need to show your commitment to the environment every day. These actions can help you:
If you’re an entrepreneur who is passionate about the environment, why not become an ECOpreneur instead? Then you will have the peace of mind of knowing that your startup is making a positive difference in the world. You’ll be making a difference, too — for members of your current community and, of course, for future generations.
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Hannah Testa, Eco-Warrior, and Environmental/ Animal Activist