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Reach Green Consumers through an Online Marketplace

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Gaining traction in a recovering economy presents a challenge for even the greenest of small businesses. Your company may already demonstrate leadership in social and environmental sustainability through responsible operations. It may even offer an exceptional, eco-friendly product line. However, you may be struggling to translate these efforts into attention from your target consumers. The [...]
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Going Green: Small Steps Can Lead to Big Changes

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“Going green” as a small business can involve projects that require a major capital investment, such as installing solar panels or a new roof. However, although large-scale undertakings will undoubtedly make your enterprise more sustainable, smaller-scale measures can bring you an equally attractive return on your investment. Here are a few ways that your small [...]
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Sustainable Direct Services: Bringing Green Practices to Your Clients

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Contrary to popular belief, you don't have to run an office or a retail store to benefit from taking a more sustainable approach to your business. Companies that provide services inside clients' homes can also reap the rewards of greening their operations. Entrepreneur Yvonne Anderson, a Green Business Bureau member, provides a fine example of [...]
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Greening Your Office Printing and Copying

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Printing and copying can account for significant amounts of office waste. Reducing your use of paper and ink can help you to lower the overhead costs for your company — and make your business practices more sustainable. Here’s how. Paper Reduction The EPA has found that paper accounts for about 90 percent of office waste, [...]
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Sustainable Practices Earn Dry Cleaner Local Acclaim

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The Cleanery is New Mexico’s only Green Business Bureau-certified dry cleaner. Its green practices not only have helped the company to avoid many of the environmental and health concerns associated with using traditional dry-cleaning methods, but also have earned it widespread recognition as an industry leader and strengthened its ties with the community in and around [...]
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Building Green Awareness: Educating Employees about Sustainability

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Educating staff members about sustainability can prove to be a challenge for any management or human resources team. Yet employee engagement is a crucial to the success of your company’s green initiatives. By training your personnel as you introduce policies and procedures, you will empower people to implement new practices effectively, producing better results and [...]
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Green Building Helps Business Work Toward Carbon Neutrality

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The Waterloo Ford-Lincoln auto dealership in Edmonton, Alberta recognizes the challenge of going green for its industry. Owner Sara McNeill explains, “[Being a car dealership] provides an instant hurdle to overcome because the products we sell are harmful for the environment. Therefore we must make even more effort at being environmentally aware in other aspects [...]
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Greening Your Supply Chain

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Much of your business’ environmental footprint may seem beyond your control. Vendors and other partners may use unsustainable materials, packaging, and processing techniques, but their manufacturing decisions still ultimately affect your company’s environmental impact. Greening your supply chain can seem challenging, but here are a few ways to introduce green initiatives to your vendors and [...]
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