Saturday, March 31, 2012

Green Business: Building Your Foundation

Building Your Foundation I am blessed to work everyday with innovators and entrepreneurs committed to following their passions. What's even more exciting is that many of these amazing folks are working on green and environmentally friendly innovations and it's my job to help them to be successful. Perhaps you have been interested in pursuing an entrepreneurial passion, there are lots of resources available to improve your understanding of what's needed to be a successful businessperson or social entrepreneur. I attended a session today on entrepreneurship that was organized by the Cleveland chapter of the Black MBA's. The knowledge today that is being shared is phenomenal! Looking for resources in your community? Start with the business departments of your local university, chapter of Black or Hispanic MBA's, economic development organization, Senator's office (see the Write Your Rep section of this blog), the Urban League or Small Business Administration. If you are interested in starting a business that will benefit humankind, checkout this article and this one on social entrepreneurship. No luck there? Shoot me an email at Some of the recommended books to read to prepare your mindset for the world of leadership, per the panelists and a few I tossed in:

Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
Seven Habits of Effective Leaders by Steven Covey
The Art of The Start by Guy Kawasaki
The Lean Startup by Eric Ries
75 Green Businesses You Can Start to Make Money and Make a Difference

So there you go, and I don't have to tell you to incorporate sustainable business practices into your business model and operations.


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