We live in a world whereby being eco aware and eco-friendly is incredibly important. Every person and every business has a part to play in ensuring that they are leaving as minimal an impact on the world around them.
In fact, some new companies are actually created with an eco business idea in mind. Thinking that this might be an idea for you but not sure where to start? We have put together the top 5 eco friendly business ideas in this business blog, hopefully to inspire and kick-start you to creating your own brand new start up business.
Selling fresh produce, particularly at a farmer’s market
Food production and transportation has a huge impact on the world around us, however, food is something that we simply cannot do without. One great eco friendly business idea if you are interested in the food industry, is to sell fresh local produce. Of course, you are going to need to have a way to source it and then sell it on.
That said, you may be someone who is particularly good at growing things, you may be happy to own free ranging chickens in your garden or you may be someone who can make natural soaps or candles.
These items can be sold online, or, if you want to really up your sales possibilities and help to cut down on your carbon footprint, then it might be a good idea to also try to get a stall at a local farmer’s market.
Garden planning and landscaping
If you are someone who loves the outdoors and takes great pride in their gardens, then you might want to consider garden planning as a way to start up an eco-friendly business. You might need to brush up on your gardening skills in order to kick-start this as a viable idea, however, it is definitely a sound investment in your future to have some training or just some practice.
The aim of this particular business is to help home-owners to learn more about how they can have a sustainable garden, perhaps even guide them in how they can encourage local wildlife into their gardens, providing them a safe home. As well as how they can grow their own fresh fruit and vegetables too.
Cleaning can be big business and when you see how successful a cleaning company can become it is easy to see why many people enter into this type of work. That said, with many cleaning companies out there, it can be hard to find a way to stand out from the crowd. One way to try and do this is to set up an eco-friendly cleaning company.
You can appeal to eco-aware customers by only using natural products and refraining from products that are high in chemicals. This is appealing to many people and best of all, in these modern times, the range of natural cleaning products are not only varied, but they are also incredibly effective too.
Plant delivery service
Plants are incredibly beneficial to have in homes and offices. Not only do they look great, but they are also a huge helping hand in order to clean the air that the people breathe. Another great eco friendly business idea if you are someone who is green-fingered, is to start your own plant delivery service.
Grow a range of plants (perhaps some sort of greenhouse would be good for this) and then take them around to businesses and homeowners. You can sell them a range of plants that are perfect for their environment and, if you want to branch out, then you could also offer a maintenance service too. After all, not everyone is as good at keeping their plants alive.
Eco travel planner
If you have a passion for travel and want to share this with other people, then you might want to consider planning a business around this. Travel planners help people to decide on the right destinations for their holidays and also where to stay and what to see. In order to do this you are going to need to have some idea about travelling as well as some experience too.
You can make it more eco-friendly by offering an eco travel planner service. You can help people who want to minimise their carbon footprint, but still see the world, realise their dreams. You will need to research into the best ways to travel, where to stay in the areas as well as the things that they can do to be kinder to the environment when they are there.
As you can see, there really are a wealth of possibilities when it comes to starting up an eco friendly business. These are just some of the ideas and you can also thing about things such as setting up a thrift store, opening an all organic and natural spa or perhaps even composting other people’s waste.
You could even find inspiration in things such as planning sustainable events, opening a green company marketing agency or perhaps thinking about handmade kids clothes or eco-friendly toys.
The main thing to do is to think about what part of being eco-friendly is it that interests you and why you think it may suit you! After all, the best way to make sure that your business is a success is to keep it in an area that you are passion about, or that you already have an existing skill within.
Has this entrepreneur blog helped you to decide what you want to do with your future? Perhaps you are going to start up a brand new business? Perhaps you are thinking about branching out with your existing business into something more eco aware?
Whatever you do, you can be sure that it will not only be a success, but that you will also have a positive impact on the world around you too. Giving you the best of both worlds.