Why do some companies boom while others fizzle? The short answer is companies will fizzle if they aren’t attracting new customers while retaining their current clients. In a recent Wall Street Journal article “Restaurants Burned by Deep Discounts” companies learned that innovation beat out discounts, because discounts aren’t enough to entice customers that weren’t interested in visiting the business in the first place. Read the full story
The idea behind what Terracycle is doing is quite brilliant – take items that no one wants, and make something with it that someone does want. This reuse is far better than recycling for the environment, and for the business, provides raw materials at very low costs.
Hearing about the story is one thing. Seeing it is even better. With apologies for the low production values, we have added some video to the site that shows how Terracycle does what they do. Check out the first video that will show you how worm poop gets turned into fertilizer. As Albe says, good for the environment, and fiscally responsible.
Small businesses have an opportunity to simultaneously cut costs and reduce their carbon footprints as the use of technology increases. The Small Business Administration estimates that the right energy savings plan can save businesses up to 25% in energy costs. Read the full story
New Zealand is moving towards a more sustainable way of life. The government, business owners, and ordinary citizens are all doing their part to promote eco-friendly business tactics. Read the full story
Corrie Wilder and Yelena Mogelefsky are two moms who first met several years ago on their morning commute on the Long Island Railroad. They still refer to those meetings on the commuter railroad as their “board meetings,” because much business was accomplished during those times. In fact, during those “board meetings” these two ambitious moms invented a product and devised a plan to take the product to market. Read the full story
Padosa.com is pleased to host Energy 101: Greening your Building for Efficiency and Profitability. This educational and networking event will focus on the most up to date commercial building practices and technologies that help to significantlyreduce energy costs and increase asset value. This event is for the Real Estate Community. Real Estate Professionals can receive up to 3 BOMI Continuing Professional Development Credits for attending the seminars.
First off, it is the number of people that currently live in the United States: three hundred million Americans who are out there trying to live their lives in whatever way they see fit. But that quality of life may be affected very soon, and that brings us to the second meaning of the number. Read the full story
As businesses continue to develop with the help of advancing technologies, there’s one thing many think they need to leave behind in order to keep expanding: the quest for sustainability. However, what many small companies don’t realize is that becoming environmentally friendly does not detract from their ability to compete in a difficult market. In fact, those organizations using sustainability as a lens for innovation may even have a leg-up on their competition. Read the full story