Flotation Centers: Water-Wasting Trend or Eco-Opportunity?

One can rarely predict the market. Whoever plays the entrepreneurs’ game is usually running a gamble and it’s at an expensive cost when you consider what’s at stake. Some of the biggest environmental tragedies of the last twenty years involve risky actions of oil companies that have caused irreparable damage to some of the areas that tourists once traveled hundreds of miles to see. What’s to be done when the almighty dollar controls so much of what we do? The…

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How Activated Carbon is Providing Clean Water in Developing Countries

While the developed world takes access to clean, safe water for granted, developing countries are not so lucky. According to a January 2015 article on Wired.com, a shocking 2.5 billion people, or 40% of the global population, lack adequate sanitation. Roughly half of all hospital patients in the developing world are suffering from illnesses related to sanitation, and 1.5 million children die from food or waterborne diseases each year. Fortunately, new research is constantly underway in the global effort to…

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10 Ways Ecopreneurs Are Going Green in 2015

10 Ways Ecopreneurs Are Going Green in 2015

Perhaps you have already given up on some, or all, of your New Year’s resolutions. But regardless of what month it is, every day is another opportunity to make better decisions, especially those that result in greener and smarter choices for your health and the environment. Ecopreneurs lead green technology innovation and utilization in the workplace because they are aware of the positive impacts on the environment. Many of the trends in green workspaces are not just beneficial for the…

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Living in the Post-Wallet Economy: Cryptocurrency vs Mobile Payments

Small businesses and entrepreneurs are often made up of those striking out on their own to take up a new idea, improve on an existing one, or supply a need for a market. How customers pay for products and services is changing rapidly. Nowadays we don’t pay with cash, or even credit cards—we are starting to roll both into the smartphone. There are two methods to pay for products and services via smartphone: cryptocurrency and mobile payments, so a small…

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Top Tips to Increase the Energy Efficiency of Your Office Building

We live in an era where sources of non-renewable energy are fast depleting. However, thanks to the evolving technology, renewable energy sources are being tapped as potent alternatives that will, hopefully, continue to support the demand for energy in the future. Meanwhile, it is up to us to conserve power for our own benefit in the short as well as the long term. Various measures to increase energy efficiency in homes and offices are already being put into place. A…

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Waste at Work: Indian Entrepreneurs Turn Dung into Dollars

A quiet movement by young social entrepreneurs across north and east India finds ways to turn waste from plants and animals into jobs for the ultra poor. Across India, young entrepreneurs are finding ways to innovate the mundane. Using found technology, they cobble simple machinery together to do more than just recycle: They’re expanding local resources and transforming waste products into profits. This spring, I visited a few small businesses achieving a triple bottom line in achieving financial, social, and…

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New Business Venture After Career Loss: My Journey

By Amber Archangel What does one do when their career disappears? Maybe you or someone you know has experienced something similar. Returning to school may not be the first thing you think of — however, for me, it seemed like a great place to start. My previous college days took place before personal computers played the major role in business that they do today. So I had done a lot of on-the job training . The first semester back in school consisted…

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Social Good And Profitability Are Not Exclusive, They’re Very Compatible

In today’s world where everyone seems to be trying to make a buck, it can be hard to see the bigger picture and accomplish something for the greater good. Times are tough in this economy and if you can come out on top for your business and your own personal gain in any way, it can be seen as a win. In the same vein, in the last few years, something great has been happening in the world of business.…

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