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Randy and Denise Rowe of Harvey’s Lake, New Brunswick are starting an off grid brewery that uses solar and wind power and just a little bit of propane.
What Could a Regenerative, Thriving Future Look Like? An Excerpt from Guerrilla Marketing by Shel Horowitz
Guerrilla Marketing, Shel Horowitz’s tenth book, addresses how climate change can be impacted by powerful social change. He asks what kind of world would we live in if the abundance paradigm were integrated into every aspect of society?
One way for small businesses to green up their operations can be through choosing a renewable energy source, whether it’s a rooftop solar installation or the purchase of clean energy through their local utility. However, a much lower hanging fruit for small business sustainability initiatives, and one that can have a big positive effect on […]
Small businesses and entrepreneurs are often made up of those striking out on their own to take up a new idea, improve on an existing one, or supply a need for a market. How customers pay for products and services is changing rapidly. Nowadays we don’t pay with cash, or even credit cards—we are starting […]
Some of the ‘brick and mortar’ green business ideas we’ve covered before can also easily be scaled down and modified into a mobile business, especially in those markets where there’s already a proven demand, as well as plenty of room for a unique small business to differentiate itself. It can be a huge advantage to […]
Investing a little more money upfront in your buildings and facilities in order to incorporate green building technologies and techniques can end up putting more money back in the small business owner’s pockets. Buildings that are energy and water efficient help to cut down the impacts on resources held in common (our air and water […]
As a small business owner or entrepreneur, most of your time is probably spent running or growing the business, and some things, especially if they aren’t immediately obvious or necessary, can easily fall through the cracks. That’s all well and good most of the time, except when it isn’t, in which case that small detail […]
The life of the small business owner or entrepreneur is all golden, right? You’ve really got it made when you have a business of your own, and you can forget all about worrying about money ever again. Or at least that’s one of the myths that follow entrepreneurs and small business owners around, and one […]
What’s all the to-do about Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, and why should small businesses and entrepreneurs care? Millions of Bitcoins are currently in circulation, companies such as Virgin and Overstock have begun to accept it as a form of payment, and even Yelp! is adding a “We Accept Bitcoin” attribute for business listings, but like […]
Small businesses are infamous for their high failure rates. However, successful small businesses provide more than enough incentives for entrepreneurs in the form of profitability and job satisfaction. Individuals interested in entrepreneurial success have long roads ahead of them, but there are things that they can do to make their journey easier. Here are some […]
The Tesla Model X, an electric crossover, was revealed a long time back. Reservations started in February 2012. Nonetheless, we just got word of a patent for which Tesla has filed an application, a patent for the crossover’s falcon-wing doors. Value Walk’s Michelle Jones writes: Spotted by Shane McGlaun of Slash Gear, the patent describes those falcon wing doors […]
A series of new reports confirms an important trend for Organic and Natural products companies- yup – we’re going mainstream! The explosion of “Foodies” is driving an increased interest in natural and organic foods. As those interested in stretching their culinary horizons find both delicacies and the richer taste of sustainable food, the market has […]
If you live in an area that doesn’t naturally get a lot of rain, odds are, your neighbors are spending a lot of money trying to keep a lush green grass growing where, well, it shouldn’t be. If you’re a regular Ecopreneurist reader, you are probably immediately viewing this scenario as an opportunity to help […]
In today’s world where everyone seems to be trying to make a buck, it can be hard to see the bigger picture and accomplish something for the greater good. Times are tough in this economy and if you can come out on top for your business and your own personal gain in any way, it […]
Tesla Motors Diversifying Its Battery Sourcing — Samsung SDI Will Likely Start Providing Batteries As Well As Panasonic
Tesla Motors is now in the process of diversifying its battery sourcing, according to recent reports — rather than sourcing the lithium cells used in the Model S exclusively from Panasonic, as has been the case, the EV manufacturer will soon be receiving batteries from some of Panasonic’s competitors, as well. A source “close to […]
Tesla’s first assembly plant on the European continent is now open for business! The Tilburg Assembly Plant — located in the Netherlands, only about 50 miles from the port of Rotterdam — will now serve as the final assembly and distribution point for all Model S vehicles sold on the European continent. The plant will […]
Studies have shown that the under-30 crowd values small, local businesses over big box stores. These same studies have also noted that many people in this generation would spend more money and be willing to pay more for the same service to a company who gives back to a community. So what happens when a business is created to earn profit and give back to the community? Dreams come true.
Have you heard about ALLOTINABOX? It might sound like that infamous Justin Timberlake/Andy Samberg holiday song from a few years back, but it’s way cooler. ALLOTINABOX is a “Grow Your Own” (GYO) company based in the UK. With a passion for sustainability, the environment, and helping people live a healthier life, ALLOTINABOX was born and […]