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Fall Into An Eco-Friendly Small Business

Posted on September 21, 2018 by Matt Tomasino There have been 0 comments

Starting a small business in the fall is like going back to school. It embraces the time of year when everyone begins to shed their frivolous summer ways, and four day work week, to hit the ground running into production.

The time is ripe come the first leaf drop, so this year, fall into an Eco-friendly small business that joins the charge in changing the planet. Through transparent, responsible business practices you can attract consumers that are demanding honest, green-friendly proprietors.

The Numbers Speak For Themselves

As the air is crisp and the attitude is right, more consumers are looking for anything that helps them help the environment. So much so that small businesses as well as large corporations are paying attention.

According to a Nielsen online global study as reported by Fundera,

“Despite the fact that millennials are coming of age in one of the most difficult economic climates in the past 100 years, they continue to be most willing to pay extra for sustainable offerings—almost three-out-of-four respondents in the latest findings. Generation Z does not want to be left behind either: The rise in the percentage of respondents ages 15–20 who are willing to pay more for products and services that come from companies who are committed to positive social and environmental impact hovered around 72%.”

As marketing strategy consultants continue to monitor purchasing trends, these numbers show over and over again that environmental change is no longer a trend, it is the new norm.

Your Approach

If positioned correctly, your small business opening during the fall season will be able to take advantage of the onslaught of upcoming holidays. The perfect opportunity to get your message out as a new or revamped Eco-friendly small business.

Your approach should include some of these or any other applications that come to mind. You can gear one or more toward earth friendly product offers or on-site green changes both of which should be advertised so your customers know you’re one of them.

  • Circular economy
  • Organic ingredients
  • Renewable energy
  • Greenhouse gas emissions
  • Sustainable supply chains
  • Water and land stewardship

Ideas To Hit The Ground Running

The kind of business you choose or maybe already own is always more successful when you are passionate about it. Sure, you’re probably passionate about making money but your business needs to go beyond that. When the bottom line is less of a focus your consumers will know that.

These are some small business ideas that may pique your interest for a fall unveiling:

Green Consult - Getting certified in Eco-friendly practices can launch a career of consulting businesses and even homeowners in ways to lower their carbon footprint.

Pay Dirt - If you have a knack for composting or feel like schooling yourself, there are ways to carve out a compost selling business. From farms to garden centers you might be able to create a compost that everyone wants.

Non-Toxic Scrub - Starting or changing a cleaning business to one that uses non-toxic cleaning supplies is the perfect opportunity to educate consumers on the health and safety of such a change. From restaurants to hospitals, offering non-toxic cleaning can also come with free advertising to let customers know they use your Eco-friendly service.

Make it Write - If you are good with words you can start a fundraiser or grant writing service. Many environmental organizations are often clamoring for money so if you can offer your services there’s money to be made, with a conscious attached. Also, starting an environmental paper or e-publication is another great way to share your talents while teaching the masses.

Bike Cafe - Biking is the rage in urban centers and suburban sprawls alike hopping on this fossil fuel free transport. Why not open a bike rental plant-based cafe? The bike part is a no brainer but eating plant-based (the new term for those who don’t want to be associated with  vegan or vegetarian labels) has shown to considerably help the environment.

No Animal Zoo - That’s right, no animals just educational pods that teach ethical animal treatment and ways to live amongst our furry, spiky, scaly friends.

Put It in Ink - The ink refill business is an excellent way to procure local businesses that are wasting their money on expensive, new, replacement ink cartridges for printing needs. You can offer ink refills at half the cost while making a profit at the same time. Plus, in addition to slowing unnecessary landfill waste, you can implement green options such as soy or other Eco-friendly inks.

Green Beauty - There are so many toxic materials used in the beauty salon industry. Be the first to open a green friendly salon in your neighborhood. One that offers non-toxic health and beauty aids with services that keeps your clientele out of harm’s way while looking their very best.


This autumn, fall into an Eco-friendly small business that combines your passion and business sense while doing your part to save the environment. There’s nothing like making some green while keeping it green.

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