If you are eco conscious and are looking to start a green business here are some great ideas from Quanta.
1. Green Events Planner
No matter their size, business meetings, cooperate events and office parties can use a lot of resources and generate a ton of waste. A sustainable events planner uses their experience to find eco-friendly venues and source recyclable materials. Many companies are happy to hire sustainable events planners as they know green events don’t just help save the planet; they can also be a lot more affordable.
2. Bike Repair Service
More people are starting to embrace cycling in a bid to reduce the impact their daily commute has on the environment. However, few enjoy or even know how to carry out bicycle repairs. It’s likely to be easy to find customers if you start offering affordable, fast bicycle repair services. You could also make money refurbishing and upgrading the features found on old bicycles.
3. Make and Sell 100% Natural Household Products
Examples of household products you could organically make include soaps, moisturizers, cleaning solutions, toothpaste, and foot scrubs. While recipes for natural cleaning solutions are freely available online, many people simply don’t have time to experiment and prefer to buy a ready-made vinegar-based cleaning spray, tea tree soap bar, or lemon sugar scrub. You can sell your homemade organic products at local markets as well as online.
4. Green Consulting
If you have lots of knowledge about sustainable living and eco-conscious initiatives, you could start your own eco-consulting business. You can advise companies and individuals on how to implement green practices. You could also become a guest speaker at various events around the country where environmentally friendly solutions are discussed. Acquiring clients is likely to be easier if you become an accredited eco-consultant.
5. Local Farmers Market Seller
It’s possible to make some extra income by becoming a vendor at local farmers’ markets. There is a high demand for locally sourced, organic, non-GMO produce and people are willing to pay premium prices. You can begin by growing seasonal fruits and vegetables. Keep in mind you may need to obtain organic, pesticide-free certification from local authorities before you can sell your produce.
6. Eco-Friendly Home Cleaning Business
Advertise yourself as a green housekeeping service provider and offer a wide range of home cleaning services from light dusting, to end-of-tenancy deep cleans and one-off oven cleans. Market yourself as one of the limited number of housekeeping service providers that exclusively use all-natural, chemical-free, pet-safe, eco-friendly cleaning solutions. You can either change set fees for different services or an hourly rate for your time. Keep in mind that you need to build a trustworthy reputation with your first customers in order to get referrals as people can often be wary of giving a total stranger access to their properties.