Green Business Articles

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    5 Tips for Going Paperless

    by on September 17, 2014

    Want to lower your overhead by 30 to 40 percent? Switch from paper to electronic documents, advises Matt Peterson, president and CEO of eFileCabinet.

    “Going paperless allows you to [be more efficient], and efficiency equals money,” Peterson says. “Re…

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    7 Steps to Greening Your Business

    by on August 20, 2014

    With advances in technology and understanding, it’s becoming easier and more cost-effective for businesses to “go green.” From adding recycling bins to your office, to reducing your carbon footprint, there are many simple ways you and your business can r…

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    Should I Power My Business With Renewable Energy?

    by on July 19, 2014

    In deciding to transition your business to renewable energy, you may consider your knowledge of the process to be green or, in other words, not quite refined. But with the persistent uprising of renewables, going green is becoming easier than ever.
    The Int…

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    Should Your Business Adopt Fair Trade Practices?

    by on July 17, 2014

    “Sustainability,” “green business,” “social consciousness,” “environmentally friendly” and “corporate social responsibility.” What do those words and phrases mean to you?
    If you’re a business owner, they should mean a lot.
    Socially conscious customers want…

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    Going Organic Adds Value to Hand-Printed Clothing Line

    by on April 7, 2014

    Artists and serial entrepreneurs Jan and Gary Stephens have long taken pride in their ecological lifestyle. The couple lives “off the grid” outside Willits, Calif., in a passive solar envelope house that’s surrounded by an organic garden.

    In the early …

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    Intuit Gives Some Green to Eco-Friendly Salon and Spa

    by on May 25, 2013

    The affluent community of Flossmoor, Ill. — a village 30 miles south of downtown Chicago — has an abundance of high-end beauty salons and spas. But one in particular stands out when it comes to embracing green business practices.

    Jonathan Kane Salon &…

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    Using Business Model Innovation to Sell Solar Energy

    by on August 28, 2009

    Solar energy is great.Sunlight is free, plentiful and clean.The problem is the cost of solar panels.It costs between $25,000 and $35,000 to install a solar photovoltaic system on the average house.This upfront cost is simply too high for most homeowners.

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