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A Resource Guide for Starting a Business with an Eco-Friendly Focus

Updated: Nov 30, 2022


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This is a reshare of an excellent article written

Courtesy of Mark Harris


If you're a wannabe entrepreneur with an interest in environmentalism, it's only logical that you'd want to start an eco-conscious business. Now is a great time to enter the field, as consumers are increasingly interested in championing businesses that are doing their part to save the planet. This guide provides resources to help you start an environmental business.


Research Your Business Concept


Careful planning will pave the way to business success.


⦁ Browse eco-friendly business ideas to see which ones interest you.

Examples include an organic food store, recycling company, or upcycling business.


⦁ Do a competitive landscape analysis to see if there is space for your chosen business model in your market.


⦁ Survey potential customers to assess the demand for your goods and services.


Handle the Administrative Elements of Starting a Business


Before you can save the planet, you need to complete the administrative steps needed to set up a formal business entity.


How to Start an LLC - llc.org is a great place to learn about free resources in your state!

You can find many options to learn about individual programs and regulations for each area of the United States.


Furthermore, when performing research on individuals whom you may work regularly with, other resources exist for you such as Backgroundchecks.org and ArrestRecords.com


While these sources may have excellent and up-to-date information, please follow all regulations set forth for your line of business and area of employment.


⦁ Consider forming an LLC for tax advantages and to shield yourself from litigation. Learn about

LLC filing costs.

⦁ Write an operating agreement to specify who owns your business and how it's run.

⦁ Comparison-shop business bank accounts before setting one up to keep your personal and business finances separate.

⦁ Register for an employer identification number so you can hire employees.


Promote Your Business to Attract Customers


With the administrative steps completed, it's time to start promoting your business and connecting with customers who share your passion for environmental activism.


⦁ Define your unique selling proposition and use this to define your brand.

⦁ Research environmental events to use as a promotional platform.

⦁ Collaborate with environmental groups to help get your message out there.

⦁ Invest in digital marketing techniques like social media and email to connect with consumers.


If you're a nature lover, setting up an eco-friendly business can be a rewarding way to earn a living. The key to success is careful preparation. There are many resources to help you take your love of the environment and transform your passion into a profitable business. The above guide offers just a few ideas!


Thanks for reading!

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