Browsing the "ecopreneur" Tag

How to be a Truly Sustainable Business

March 12th, 2009 | by Paul Smith

In these turbulent economic times, there's two major approaches that can happen: tighten everything down and hope you survive, or create new opportunities, within your business or in a whole new one. For those that choose the second option, there are several interesting paths to follow, and many places to find ideas to inspire which one you choose. Springwise is my favorite, with thousands of trend spotters around the world, writing brief, engaging pieces on companies expanding what's possible. For quick scanning, they're categorized by type, as in Eco & Sustainability, Style & Design, Non-profit & Social Cause, and Life Hacks. This piece on Scout Books, sustainably made custom designed journals created for what Springwise calls "minipreneurs" is one example. Though this article was focused on how Pinball Publishing enables ecologically minded artists and innovative swag seekers to create high quality journals to their specifications in a relatively small run, suitable for selling on Etsy stores and the like, it was when I looked further at Pinball itself that I saw a dynamic business model well suited for these times

What The Heck Is An Obamapreneur?

February 11th, 2009 | by Reenita Malhotra

The English language has a wonderful way of evolving with major or minor events in the economic, social and political history of man. Following the release of words like "Mompreneur" and "Ecopreneur", the latest buzzword that is floating around the business and economic sphere is "Obamapreneur." While it is clear that all "Preneur" roads lead to a noble business mission but what the heck is an Obamapreneur

Who Are These Ecopreneurs?

January 5th, 2009 | by Scott Cooney

I present some preliminary demographic data from survey research I conducted with successful ecopreneurs during the research leading to the publication of my book, Build a Green Small Business: Profitable Ways to Become an Ecopreneur (McGraw-Hill).

Do you have what it takes to become an ecopreneur?

December 18th, 2008 | by Scott Cooney

Well, at least everyone reading this blog. But where to begin? You have an idea. You have some skills. Maybe you have some experience in the field. Perhaps you have some startup capital. Are these things enough for you to become a successful ecopreneur? Maybe most importantly, do you know what you're doing?!

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