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Recycling-Focused Entrepreneur Is No Dummy

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“It’s amazing to me how many people need a mannequin,” says Judi Henderson, the founder and owner of Mannequin Madness.
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Can Entrepreneurs Change the World?

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If you have ever felt you had to choose between your creative passion and a more lucrative but less inspiring career, David Howitt says you can have both.
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Goal Zero CEO Lee Fromson on How to Set Yourself Apart in a Tough Industry

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Solar energy is a volatile, rapidly evolving industry. As a result, many solar companies are merging. Portable solar company Goal Zero, for example, was recently purchased by commercial solar company NRG, in a move that company executives hope will help the company build on its past success. After the buyout, Lee Fromson took over as [...]
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5 Tips for Going Paperless

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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. “Responding to customers quickly is your edge as a small business, and being efficient and paperless gives [you] [...]
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7 Steps to Greening Your Business

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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 reduce their environmental impact. Taking steps to green your business will not only help the environment; [...]
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Should I Power My Business With Renewable Energy?

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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 International Energy Agency (IEA) defines renewable energy as energy derived from natural processes that are replenished at [...]
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Should Your Business Adopt Fair Trade Practices?

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"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 to do business with companies who "fight the good fight." This “fight” means taking steps to protect the environment and being [...]
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Going Organic Adds Value to Hand-Printed Clothing Line

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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 2000s, the Stephens started thinking about the cotton they had been using to produce and [...]
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