Ecopreneurship: Is It For You?

Ecopreneurship: Is It For You?

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Monday, July 26, 2010 - 10:03am


Making the choice on becoming an entrepreneur can be a challenge unto itself but add to that the uncharted waters of being an ecopreneur. But what exactly is an ecopreneur?

According to Glenn Croston, author of "75 Green Businesses You Can Start to Make Money and Make a Difference" believes that it's a combination of business savvy and a commitment to the future that defines the successful green entrepreneur.”Ecopreneurs have got to believe in the importance of working for a greener future and a sustainable economy," he says. It's also important to "be a solid business person, someone who knows a good product and can deliver it." 
Entrepreneur's article, "25 Common Characteristics of Success Entrepreneurs " list 25 home business checklists required to start, operate and grow a profitable home business.  Following is a review of 8 of those characteristics from an environmental business perspective.  See if you have what it takes to be a successful sustainable business owner.
  1. To begin, do what you enjoy.  Embrace your passion.  What areas of an environmental business inspire you?  By embracing your passion, you are creating meaningful work for yourself and others.

  2. Purposeful Planning:  Sustainable business requires long term planning for the business itself, as well as designing products and services with eco awareness.  Planning includes design, energy usage, resources and so much more.  Be sure to take a comprehensive approach in your planning for business sustainability.

  3. Manage money wisely: Consider managing cash flow as tools to not only help your business get off the ground but also as a means to integrate sustainability concepts to your business processes.  Click here to continue reading.


Home to one third of the earth's trees, the Taiga is the largest land-based biosphere and encircles the globe. Its immense oxygen production literally changes the atmosphere and refreshes the planet. It is this continuous renewal that has shaped Taiga Company's vision to drive similar change in the business world. Taiga Company seeks to be the "oxygen for your business".



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