3 Effective Green Business Ideas that Work
The world is going green as men and women are showing bigger interest in the eco-friendly industry. Being green is no longer a subject that is limited to specific groups of people. It’s gaining wide popularity, which is why it presents a good opportunity for entrepreneurs who want to be a part of the trend and make the most of it in terms of business.
Many existing businesses are making big green changes in a small way, so why can’t you start a business that is focused on helping the environment in its own way? In the following article we look into a few green business ideas that you can get started with if you’ve got the zeal to make it big while contributing to the environment…
#1: Green Roofing Business
With so many people embracing the green trend and focusing their efforts on being energy efficient, the eco-friendly industry is showing good progress. This is exactly why green roofing is a good business opportunity that will only grow with time. So what is it all about? Green roofs are nothing but roofs that have plants/grass growing on the roofs of apartment buildings and housing.
This helps in fighting against any climate change in an effortless way. If you choose to get into this business, expansion could be all about having flower gardens and rooftop vegetables. Just like a small business franchise, green roofing happens to be a medium-high startup venture idea that would require you to do some basic advertising and things like trade shows to grow profits.
#2: Grocery Delivery Service
Many people today are getting used to a lifestyle where they want to have the maximum convenience. They either find it hard to go to the grocery store or just don’t want to go. This could also be because they’ve reached old age. Besides that some people are just way too busy to find time to visit the grocery store and do the shopping.
By starting a grocery delivery service, you’ll not only get into an eco-friendly business, but also create real value in the market helping people out. What you can do is begin by targeting specific groups of people (such as the elderly and the disabled) so that it gets easier to maximize the incoming profits. In order to expand this idea, you can include an environmental friendly house sitting service and cleaning service for different customers.
#3: Green Workouts
As we can see that the green trend is only growing with time. More and more people want to be a part of this trend and contribute to the society in their own way. By starting a workout facility where the energy generated from people working is used and converted into electricity, you’ll be able to promote your business, get more customers and at the same time go green.
If you look around you’ll see for yourself how many of the spin bikes today have this feature available, where the “spinning” helps in creating electricity during operation. Which can be then put right back into the “electrical grid”. In order to increase/maintain your customer base and get more business, you may have to offer competitive prices than your competitors.
The green business ideas that we discussed above can prove to be a good start for you if you really want to help the environment. So go ahead and give one of them a try and see where it takes you.
This post is by Samantha Peters, who enjoys writing about Eco-friendly businesses and sustainable business models that take into account the triple bottom line, Planet, People, and Profits. You can follow Sam on Twitter @Sam_Peters1001.
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