12 Step Guide to Green Your Small Business

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
Mar 16, 2011 12:45 PM ET

Taiga Company blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Compa…

How does your business view the current economic, political, and socially conscious business environment? Are you taking advantage of the sustainable business strategies available to your business to increase productivity as well as stay a step ahead in the business sustainability conversation?

For many business executive searching for answers, now may the perfect time to revisit traditional business plans and strategies. A business sustainability plan can be a road map for a company to truly differentiate itself in an increasingly competitive and consumer conscious market. It is also an opportunity to communicate to stakeholders and the broader business world that the company is headed in a positive direction, responsive to change, and committed to addressing current expectations.    Misconceptions of business sustainability indicate that sustainability is hard, resource intense, and confusing. Hardly the case! According to the latest figures, over half of all business leaders place sustainability as a business priority, yet only a small portion actually have an actionable business sustainability plan in place. This gap represents real and quantifiable competitive advantage for those ready to move. The hardest step really is the first one! Click here to learn where to begin greening your small business.   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".