Published on March 5th, 2009 | by Paul Smith5
Possibly the Easiest Way to Open Your Own Green Store
So you have an interest in sustainability, particularly when it comes to your home environment. You know enough that your friends seem to flock to you for advice. They say, “You should open your own store!” You think hmm, they might be on to something. But you’ve never opened up a store, and it’s a tough economy these days for doing so.
g Green Design Center may be just the ticket.
Begun in Massachusetts, they’ve now created a franchise program for the budding ecopreneurist, where someone with the passion can put the backing of someone already doing it, together with what will increasingly become a known name for such stores.
The flagship g store has a host of green building/design services from interior and architectural design to eco events.
Their product offerings are likewise broad, ranging from building materials to home & body products that span from the practical to the clearly indulgent, yet still nicely green.
It’s ambitious that a store attempt to be so broad in its offerings, and yet it makes sense, to be a hub for all needs when it comes to building, remodeling, and living in your house.
But you might think that now is not the time to launch a business, and especially one that’s green focused, as it’s expensive, right?
Actually, it in many ways is an ideal time. People are looking for ways to make their house cost less, in terms of energy use. They want them to last longer. When they do sell it, the value will be increased by these additional, desirable additions/aspects to their home. And of course with Obama’s firm emphasis on renewable energy, green collar jobs and the like, the time is ripe for a business such as this.
When I read in their press release and among other things they offer franchisees is, “community development,” that tells me they are a serious contender, aware that part of the success of such a business is how well you connect with customers, local resources, and area media.
g franchises are currently available in 29 states. Time to, as they say, hang out your shingle? Learn more here.