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Smart Tools for Entrepreneurs

There are so many start up success stories, but behind each startup are dozens of smart tools that can help all of us succeed. We’ve gathered some of the best tools to help budding (or established) entrepreneurs become more productive and help boost their success. How big is the startup culture? Fortune reports, “In 2013, venture capitalists […]

September 4th

How to Become a Sustainability Consultant

If you’re looking for a way to mix business, leadership, and a love for the environment, starting a sustainability consulting firm could be a terrific decision for you. In addition to helping companies develop an environmental conscience, you can show them the financial advantages of going green. A Big Vision Big companies are very good […]

Free eBook for Entrepreneurs: Fire Yourself

Entrepreneurs, aspiring entrepreneurs, and those curious about the next step in their career may find some inspiration, advice, and guidance in this ebook from the author of Rich Dad Poor Dad, Robert Kiyosaki. Together with his co-author, serial entrepreneur Shane Caniglia, Kiyosaki offers some perspectives on entrepreneurialism in this book, including why they believe that […]

September 9th

Develop a Green Business Plan that Reduces CO2 and Win $680,000

Calling all sustainable entrepreneurs, eco-entrepreneurs, green business startups, and innovative inventors! Here’s your chance to be in the running for $680,000 in funding to develop and bring to market your product or service that reduces greenhouse gas emissions. Instead of relying solely on policy and governmental regulations to address greenhouse gas emissions, entrepreneurs and innovators […]

April 7th

Startup accelerator helps entrepreneurs solve big energy problems

A startup incubator in Somerville, MA, near Boston, is enabling entrepreneurs with potential solutions to our energy issues to prototype, test, and grow their ideas into full-blown businesses. Greentown Labs offers 24,000 square feet of space, both for prototyping and office space, shared electronics and machine shops, and access to other resources, including funding, to […]

December 4th

Could You be the 2013 Entrepreneur of the Year?

Does your business or its success inspire others to start their own? Do you know another business owner or entrepreneur who fits that description? If so, nominate them (or yourself) for Entrepreneur of the Year 2013 at IdeaCafe. “Entrepreneur of the Year is the most sought-after award for business owners. It is a community-focused competition […]

November 25th

Who’s Competing in the Cleantech Challenge Mexico 2012?

Mexico’s most important cleantech competition officially launched nearly a month ago, and after over 30 hours of business training in seminars and workshops, the 128 green entrepreneurs presented their business models during the first elimination round.

June 13th

Clean Solar Energy Offers Promising Small Business Opportunities

Our overall economy seems stuck in slow motion, particularly old industries like construction and real estate. Many are taking control of their lives though and starting businesses in new areas that are prospering even as old fields flounder. Green industries like solar energy are an excellent option for many reasons.

Starting a solar installer business is one business opportunity in the solar market, although this route requires significant technical expertise and resources to get started. A new solar business opportunity is to start a sales business as a solar broker. Read on to understand how this ca become a promising business opportunity for many!

August 24th

Wine Industry Trend? Innovative Small Biz Financing

I recently became involved with Toast Wine Lounge, a start-up wine bar in my new neighborhood (did everyone catch that disclaimer…).  The founders, Heather and Kristen, have so much going for them and their business plan that’s its hard to single out what really caught my eye.  That said, there was one thing that really […]

September 8th

A Crisis Is a Terrible Thing to Waste, Now GROW!

Perhaps appearing counterintuitive, one business stategy for green businesses during a recession that your business might consider is to invest in expansion. Expansion can take many forms, of course. There is a great deal of interest in people starting green businesses these days. My personal blog has several pages, and by far and away the […]

March 10th