Start a business, save the planet
Ready to start a business but worried about the impact it might have on the environment? If protecting Mother Nature is what you've got in mind, you're in luck: More and more consumers are turning to eco-friendly alternatives to their favorite products and services, and more and more businesses are going green as a result. Need some organic inspiration? Check out these eco-friendly business ideas perfect for nature-conscious entrepreneurs.
Eco-friendly beauty salon
Organic or recycled fashion
Green app developer
Sustainable event planning
Air duct cleaning
Bicycle repair and refurbishing
Handmade all-natural/organic products
Farmers market vendor
Green house cleaning
Want to run an established business with a brand and customer base already in place? Investing in a franchise might be the answer. While "franchising" might call to mind fast-food joints and hotel chains, there are quite a few eco-friendly businesses that are willing to sell you your own branch. Visit Green Franchise Directory for a list of opportunities.
Updated on Sept. 4, 2015. Additional reporting by Business News Daily staff writer Brittney Helmrich.