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Product Details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill; 1 edition (October 24, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0071602933
  • ISBN-13: 978-0071602938
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 5.9 x 8.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,475,608 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Scott Cooney has started, grown, and sold three successful green businesses in the past five years, and is currently working as project manager for a global sustainability consulting firm.


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With the economy the way it is, this book was really relevant for me.
R.S.
One reason why this book makes good sense is that Scott speaks from experience, having started several successful green businesses.
Douglas J. Freeman
This book gives a great deal of ideas on green businesses and how to go about starting one.
Eric J Kline

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Eric J Kline on January 18, 2010
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This book gives a great deal of ideas on green businesses and how to go about starting one. It is primarily concerned with service type businesses but I think the basic thought process applies just as well to manufacturing ventures. Probably the most valuable part of the book is the chapter helping you to understand if a green business is really for you. There is also a lot of supporting material including work sheets on Scott's website that the book couldn't accommodate due to space restrictions.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Douglas J. Freeman on November 13, 2008
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One of the challenges many budding green entrepreneurs face is figuring out what type of business to start. Scott Cooney's book is a great resource to this audience. It's a sort of recipe book for green business ideas. He provides clear descriptions of dozens of businesses, explains how to "green it" then covers everything from how to start to finding customers to what to charge. To add some perspective and inspiration, he includes an "Ecopreneurs in Action" snapshot of folks who have operated each type of business listed in the book. This is a very practical, down-to-Earth guide that's easy to read and understand. One reason why this book makes good sense is that Scott speaks from experience, having started several successful green businesses. As an advocate for green and values based business, I am thrilled to see books like "Build a Green Small Business: Profitable Ways to Become an Ecopreneur" available.
--Doug Freeman, CEO-Producer, Arnold Creek Productions, Inc., the producer of the DVDs "Naturally Successful: Entrepreneurship that redefines the bottom line" and "Architecture to Zucchini: The people, companies and organizations pioneering sustainability" Here are links to these videos: Naturally Successful: Entrepreneurship that redefines the bottom line and Architecture to Zucchini: The people, companies and organizations pioneering sustainability
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By Julie Friedman on April 24, 2014
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By Scott B. Vaupen on January 12, 2014
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This book was somewhat disappointing. Most of it seemed obvious. Perhaps, one can build the "Green" business by writing a book that states the obvious.
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Scott has done a tremendous job of breaking down many of the best green business opportunities into actionable ideas for the next generation of entrepreneurs. He lays out a broad swath of business ideas and gives concrete steps to take to make them happen. He has created a quick resource for someone starting out with direction, and an easy to follow approach for a passionate someone who may not be sure about what kind of business would be best for them.
If you want to start a sustainable small business, this book is for you!
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