You always wanted to start a business, but you never knew which business was the best. Since so many great ideas never really come to fruition, it’s important to choose one that will succeed. That said, startups that focus on creating a better world are all the rage right now. What does this mean to you? Simply put, there’s never been a better time to start an eco-friendly business. If you’re ready to get into entrepreneurship, here are five ideas that will help you save the planet while helping you turn a profit.
As an energy consultant, your job is to help other organizations use energy more efficiently. You collect and analyze information to then create strategies that reduce their carbon footprint. Moreover, you will also collect information about the amount of energy wasted and later find ways to reduce it as well. If you work with someone who owns a fleet, you can educate them on the importance of vehicle maintenance. Fleet owners need a way to track their fleet’s performance and know if they need repairs. By creating a plan and recommending that they educate themselves on the importance of fleet maintenance, you can help them grow their fleet while reducing emissions.
Sustainable garden planner
If you have a green thumb, you might want to become a sustainable garden planner. In this role, you can help clients create their dream garden while helping them become more resourceful. This includes finding ways to reuse water, choosing plants and vegetables that bloom every year and also use non-toxic pesticides.
True to the green spirit, people are always on the lookout for environmentally friendly cleaning products. If you have the knowledge, or a good idea for that matter, you can create a line of cleaning products. These should be non-toxic and safe for pets and children. Keep in mind that you can start with just one product. If this is successful, then you can consider expanding.
Although many people call themselves nutritionists, not everyone is really qualified to give advice. However, if you are a nutritionist who truly enjoys helping others live healthier lives, organic nutrition is the way to go. With so many efforts to avoid chemically processed foods, it’s important to know how to choose and prepare the right foods for better health. This type of job is perfect for you if you love health, wellness and cooking. You can market yourself on social media to help build following and trust before promoting the services.
Green financial planning
In this sector, your main focus would be to support environmentally friendly agricultural solutions. The goal is to find ways to support local ecosystems while building new ones. You could work with farmers to create a more environmentally friendly and financially savvy strategy. This could include helping them find ways to reuse water and compost to save money. You can also help answer the question of whether climate change is good for the economy or not with a career in green financial planning.
Ecological beauty salon
For beauty lovers, you might want to consider opening an eco-friendly beauty salon. You can make it your salon’s mission to only use eco-friendly products that are good for your clients’ hair and the environment too. If skincare is more your thing, you can still use the same business model. Most people want to know that what they’re putting on their skin is 100% natural, with no endless ingredient lists.
Sell fruits and vegetables
If you really enjoy being outdoors and working with the general public, you can grow and sell flowers and produce. Although it may take a while to get started, especially since you have to cultivate and grow the plants and vegetables, you should be able to start selling next season if you start now. You can sell your harvest at the local farmer’s market to build a relationship with other members of your community. If all goes well, you may also be able to sell at local markets in your area.
Recycled furniture store
How many times have you seen furniture in mint condition sitting on the side of the road? Oddly enough, many tend to throw away things they don’t want instead of selling them or donating them to charity. If you secure a location, you can open a recycled furniture store and sell the furniture for a profit.