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Things to Consider When Starting an Eco-Friendly Business

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The impact of climate change is starting to be felt more keenly than ever with more environment driven natural and human disasters happening every year. There are so many businesses who are just not giving enough priority to the damage which they are doing to the world and it is our job as customers to put pressure on those companies by taking our business elsewhere. In addition, the world is crying out for new environmentally friendly businesses to push every industry into the future and take the place of the dinosaurs who refuse to change. If you are thinking about starting your own company with an emphasis on protecting the planet, there is no better time than now.

Here are important things to consider when starting an eco-friendly business.

1. Business Goals

Identifying your new eco-friendly business’s goals is very important because it will ensure that you take all the right steps from the very start. Writing down your goals as part of a business plan is the best way to organize everything you need to do to get the business up and running. Think about your eco-friendly products, how you plan to do any deliveries that are necessary without creating pollution, the packaging you intend to use for products. Your business plan can be shown to banks and other lenders to secure capital and also to new clients and partners to show your intentions. 

2. Business Structure

Choosing the right business structure is key to the success of every new company. Most eco-friendly small businesses structure themselves as Limited Liability Companies as they provide benefits like flexibility and operational control but also protect startup owners from personal liability if things go wrong. Setting up an LLC is very straightforward, and if you are beginning to consider starting your own LLC, you should read online guides or speak to experts about how to do it. The extra personal protection provided is very important because many eco-friendly businesses unfortunately fail in the first year.

3. Startup Money

Once you have your business plan and structure in place, the next thing you will need to do is raise the money you need to get started. Your budget should have been calculated at the business plan stage so you should know how much you need and where it will be spent. You can fund your new eco-friendly business with your own savings or by getting investment from a lender or investor. It is really important that you have a tight grip on your finances. Many businesses have a great product or service, but because the owners don’t understand the financial side of the business, they end up failing.

We all need to do our bit to help save the planet, but businesses have a huge amount of responsibility to operate in more environmentally friendly ways. Unfortunately there are still so many who refuse to do so which has made the need for new companies and immediate one. Consider the factors in this article and start your new eco-friendly business today.

Clay Miller
the authorClay Miller
I am the creator/writer of Ways2GoGreen.com and Ways2GoGreenBlog.com. I'm an advocate for oceans, beaches, state parks. I enjoy all things outdoors (e.g. running, golf, gardening, hiking, etc.) I am a graduate of the University of Kentucky (Go Wildcats!!). I'm also a huge fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers. I was born and raised in the beautiful state of Kentucky.
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