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Free Webinar: The Secrets to Starting a Great, Green Business

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

Two experts give you the inside story of the green businesses to start today and how to do it. 

 

Green is not a fad and it’s more than the right thing to do.  Green businesses are some of the biggest and best business opportunities around today, with opportunities for practically anyone. 

 

In a free one hour webinar on November 11 at 4:00 PM, Glenn Croston and Jim Simcoe lay out the secrets to starting your own green business, including:

  • The 10 trends driving green business growth
  • The biggest opportunities today
  • Finding the opportunity that’s right for you
  • The 7 assumptions about green that can hold you back
  • How to market your business on a budget
  • Eight low cost green steps to take today
  • How green boosts profits
  • The 7 keys every investor needs to hear

 

Who should listen in?  Sign-up if you’re:

  • Looking for the next big thing
  • Uncertain about the economy
  • Seeking to boost profits for my existing business
  • Looking for a new direction with greater meaning

 

As the founder of EcoLife Consulting, Jim Simcoe works with green entrepreneurs to provide practical guidance based on real-life experience.  He knows what works because he’s been there and done it himself. 

 

Glenn Croston is the founder of Starting Up Green (www.StartingUpGreen.com), and the author of “75 Green Businesses” and “Starting Green”, spelling out the hottest green businesses to start today, how to start them, and how to make them successful.  He’s also the creator of the Green Biz Blast, helping businesses connect, and the Ecopreneur’s Startup Kit. 

Green B2B Listings on Starting Up Green

Friday, April 24th, 2009

One of the best parts about writing “75 Green Businesses” and working on the Starting Up Green site (www.StartingUpGreen.com) is the great group of green entrepreneurs I get to talk to.  Some are starting and building their business and can use some help working through the challenges they encounter along the way.  Others provide goods and services other businesses need, just what green entrepreneurs are looking for to realize their vision of making money and making a difference. 

 

I’m building Starting Up Green as the meeting place for these two groups, where green businesses providing services and those who need them can find each other and connect, helping each other out. 

 

What kind of services do people need and where can they find them? 

 

  1. Opportunities – One place to look is my book “75 Green Businesses”, and another is the great book by Scott Cooney, “Build a Green Small Business”.
  2. Green Operations – Make your website carbon neutral with CO2Stats.com, or make your whole business carbon neutral with Terrapass.
  3. Marketing and Public Relations – See the recent posting “Promises, Promises - Hiring the Right PR Firm” by David Mleczko, Co-founder of SignatureGreen Public Relations and Marketing
  4. Financing – For loans less than $25,000,  peer to peer lending with Lending Club
  5. Banking – Green banking with ShoreBank Pacific, or New Resources Bank
  6. Legal – As the first certified green law firm Wendel, Rosen, Black, & Dean can provide unique assistance to other green businesses.
  7. Insurance – Green Business Insurance specializes in meeting the insurance needs of green businesses, recognizing the unique advantages
  8. Recruiting – As a business grows, it often needs to recruit new talent to reach the next level.  Dawn Dzurilla of Gaia Human Capital Consulting makes it happen.  

 

You can always Google and work your network to find all of these pieces and sort through them, but having everything in one place makes it easier.  If you have a service, get in touch with me to get listed on the Starting Up Green site.  If you are looking for a service, check out Starting Up Green or get in touch with me by email – many people and businesses I’ve talked to are not listed on the site yet. 

 

Most of all, keep on greening.

 

 

 

Glenn Croston is the author of “75 Green Businesses You Can Start to Make Money and Make a Difference“, the founder of Starting Up Green (www.StartingUpGreen.com), the expert blogger on green business for Fast Company, and the author of “Starting Up Green” coming out this fall, a how to guide to green business success.