Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

  • List Price: $19.95
  • Save: $2.17 (11%)
FREE Shipping on orders with at least $25 of books.
Only 5 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
75 Green Businesses You C... has been added to your Cart
FREE Shipping on orders over $25.
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: The item shows wear from consistent use, but it remains in good condition and works perfectly. It may be marked, have identifying markings on it, or show other signs of previous use.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

75 Green Businesses You Can Start to Make Money and Make A Difference Paperback – August 1, 2008

4.5 out of 5 stars 24 customer reviews

See all 4 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
$17.78
$2.47 $0.01

The Numberlys Best Books of the Year So Far
$17.78 FREE Shipping on orders with at least $25 of books. Only 5 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
click to open popover

Frequently Bought Together

  • 75 Green Businesses You Can Start to Make Money and Make A Difference
  • +
  • Start Your Own Green Business: Your Step-By-Step Guide to Success (StartUp Series)
Total price: $19.59
Buy the selected items together


Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Glenn Croston, Ph.D. is a green scientist, author and entrepreneur. He has written five biology and chemistry books and is involved in developing entrepreneurial businesses with a focus on green research. He lives an environmentally-friendly life in both business and at home.
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

The latest book club pick from Oprah
"The Underground Railroad" by Colson Whitehead is a magnificent novel chronicling a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South. See more

Product Details

  • Paperback: 328 pages
  • Publisher: Entrepreneur Press; 1st edition (August 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1599181800
  • ISBN-13: 978-1599181806
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.8 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,257,021 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

By Norma Lehmeierhartie VINE VOICE on July 30, 2008
Format: Paperback
75 Green Businesses You Can Start to Make Money and Make a Difference, by Glenn Cruston, is a terrific guide to get you started in a green career.

The 75 businesses are divided into 11 larger segments, like "Fueling Green Energy", "Finding Business Solutions in the Living World," and "Green Farms."

The reader is encouraged to view the 75 careers as a starting point, and Cruston encourages mixing and matching them and thinking creatively about more opportunities. This makes a lot of sense, as we are in the infancy of the green movement, and many other green work choices will soon develop.

For each career opportunity, Cruston provides information on what the market need is for the service/product, the mission, any special challenges, what education is required to do the job, the capital required, the timing, resources and examples of actual businesses.

Here are some examples of green businesses:
* small wind-turbine installer
* Green chief sustainability officer
* Philanthropy management
* Building green homes and businesses
* fab green prefabs
* Green building certification
* Paperless office consultant
* Sell or manufacture reusable shopping totes
* Eco-friendly and healthy fast food
* Home food safety testing kits
* Green bed & breakfast
* Green car dealership
* Gas free gardening
* Green cafes

This book is loaded with great real life examples of green businesses and includes lots of resources. As Cruston notes, these 75 job opportunities are just the beginning. A careful reading of the book can motivate and be a great starting point for a successful green entrepreneurial career.

Highly recommend.

By the author of the award winning book, Harmonious Environment: Beautify, Detoxify and Energize Your Life, Your Home and Your Planet.
Comment 26 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
My husband and I are more than half way through this book and we highly recommend it for anyone wanting to start a green business, work for a green business and/or invest in a green future. Each business venture is broken down with a chart to understand any start-up costs/skills involved and puts it a "reader friendly" perspective. The book is loaded with referral websites and it's apparent the author has done his homework.
Comment 11 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
75 Green Businesses is a terrific jumping off point for anyone thinking of starting a venture in the ecological economy. Dr. Croston (full disclosure, I attended graduate school in the same laboratory as Glenn, he remains a close friend even though he didn't use my suggestion for the subtitle of the book: "Green Is The New Black") has outlined 75 business opportunities in 11 categories with a wide range of requirements with respect to training, interest and capital.

The review boxes are very helpful in making the reader aware of capital and special challenges right off the bat. But just because a particular opportunity isn't for you, keep reading- every page has several cool nuggets of information. The insets serve to break up the text nicely, making this book very easy to read.

With the government pouring billions into the green economy, there are a myriad of ways to get a business off the ground. Dr. Croston has provided 75 good ideas. Maybe green really is the new black.
Comment 6 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I bought and read this book along with Green Intelligence: Creating Environments That Protect Human Health and Careers in Renewable Energy: Get a Green Energy Job.

This book is everything I could have wanted and more--it exceeded expecations. For each of 75 "opportunities" sorted within eleven chapters it provides a summary table (Market Need, Mission, Knowledge to Start, Capital Rquired, Timing to Start, and Special Challenges, along with a multi-page discussion and a variety of "sidebar" elements that vary but generally address Related Trends, In the Long Run, Green Leader, Industry Information, Information Resource, Eco-Tip, or Eco-Issue.

This is a book that can be read quickly to focus in as I did on an opportunity that I believe anyone could pursue in any area, as a Sustainability Savings Officer (the author uses Chief Sustainability Officer which I consider too grandiose). The value propositiion here is straight-forward: go into any client, offer a free evaluation and recommendations of remediation measures, and collect 20% of the savings in year one, 10% in year two, 5% in year three, and then repeat the cycle.

I have this book set aside to go through a second time, for two reasons: it has a ton of interesting information that I picked up "in passing" and want to go back to (for example, most chemists are not trained in toxicology, bottled water costs 10,000 times more than tap water, use Google Earth to identify best neighborhoods for offering energy saving white roof service, and on an on.
Read more ›
2 Comments 3 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Croston provides a heap of examples of some very green businesses that will surely make some profit given the right management and market, along with some rough initial start-up costs (scale from $ to $$$$$), the time to start it, and the knowledge required as well as any special challenges that may lie ahead. He also includes reasons why it would be a smart idea and profitable.

However, the only thing I find lacking in this book is a simple section on "the first steps to get started." As I mentioned in the title, this is great when you have some business experience and have done it many times before, but to earn that extra 5 star I want it to be open to all individuals regardless of experience.
1 Comment 3 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

75 Green Businesses You Can Start to Make Money and Make A Difference
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway
This item: 75 Green Businesses You Can Start to Make Money and Make A Difference