Padosa.com was generated from an idea that we had based on our experience over the years helping small companies become more profitable.
For the past ten plus years, A2X Consulting, has been working with small businesses, with annual revenues under 200 million, by helping them prosper through setting and executing a clear strategy. We like to consider ourselves generalists – we are management consultants who work with companies to help them stay competitive, improve efficiency and increase revenue.
These days there is lots of talk out there about the benefits of going green. Through our work with a variety of clients in a variety of industries, we began to see that there was opportunity to be profitable while also being sustainable. Moving towards sustainability is also an excellent means to combat the economic downturn.
Here are just a few notable benefits to making your business sustainable:
- Reduce your operating costs
- Create opportunities to earn more revenue
- Improve the work environment
- Help you stay more competitive
So we decided to create a business around the concept of helping companies get started with their sustainability efforts. Thus, Padosa.com was born. In case you were wondering, Padosa is derived from a Hindi word for neighborhood. We think the word Padosa reflects our mission – to build a community of activists and enthusiasts and to provide them with the tools they need to influence the behavior of those they work with.
The best way to access our community is to chat with us and other members in our forum. In order to participate in the forum, you need to become a member. It is free after all. Please take the three minutes to register and then talk with us in the forum. Create a question or answer a post. Tell us what green initiative you are working on – join the conversation!
Eric Cohen is the founder of Padosa. com. He left Corporate America in 1992 to start A2X Consulting. Since then Eric has worked with large and small companies across a variety of industries. He helps companies set strategy, and then realize those strategies through improved execution. Over the past few years Eric has been emphasizing to his clients the opportunities and benefits of implementing sustainability practices. His clients stress their need to operate a viable business before they can be sustainable. Eric has been successfully proving to his clients that sustainability does not jeopardize profitability. His approach to sustainability looks at its potential to both save money, and for the right company, act as a key strategy. His work has resulted in millions of dollars of increased profit for his clients.
Shilpa Amladi is a management generalist with vast experience in designing executive training programs that focus on strategy and management. Shilpa is also a research specialist with an expertise in exploring new business ventures and industry best practices. Shilpa has worked on corporate international film production where she has provided cultural interpretation and editing support for documentaries produced in India.
Jennifer Krauss started her career as a Project Administrator for restaurateur Danny Meyer, of the Union Square Hospitality Group. She ran their public relations department, created a management training program and organized philanthropic events. She has worked in various marketing, event-planning and customer relationship functions for small and large companies. More recently Jennifer has been designing sustainability networking events that focus on providing businesses with practical and accessible solutions to start their sustainability efforts. Through her experience listening to what companies want and need to start their green initiatives, Jennifer has been customizing content to create an enriched user experience on Padosa.com.
Paul Kondo has developed company-wide databases and analytical tools for AT&T. He was instrumental in developing a system called the CSG Dashboard, which helped the company’s officers track results. These metrics were used to evaluate how well the business was doing and aided in management decisions. He is experienced in process, project management, and development of systems to track key metrics.
Padosa.com enjoys publishing articles written by sustainability enthusiasts and subject matter experts. The following writers are regular contributors to Padosa.com. If you are interested in submitting content, please send a writing sample to email@example.com.
Amy Impellizzeri, a lawyer who has been representing both small and large companies for over ten years, has been working as a contributing writer for Padosa.com, focusing on practical steps and ideas that small companies can implement in their quest to go “green” profitably. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anne Michelsen is a freelance copywriter who promotes Green and renewable energy businesses using direct response marketing techniques. She is also co-owner of a solar installation company, Marathon Renewable Energy. She can be contacted through her website, www.GreenInkCopywriting.com.
Danielle Bullen is a resident of the Philadelphia area. She earned her B.A. in English at Saint Joseph’s University and is also a graduate of Saint Joseph’s masters of writing studies program. Her writing has appeared in various print and online publications such as Campus Philly, Mostly Fiction, News@Haverford, Making Bread magazine, & MavenMag Philadelphia. Danielle can be reached at DanielleBullen@comcast.net.
Shirin Shah is an indoor air quality expert and freelance writer who focuses on HVAC/air and vacuums as they relate to health, conservation and finance. You can read her most recent articles at http://www.air-conditioner-home.com/infoand she can be reached by email at email@example.com.
Matt Lurie is a Writing, Literature and Publishing student at Emerson College. He can be contacted at MattLurie@gmail.com.
Kristen Kubilus is a Journalism and Fine Arts student at The College of New Jersey. She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanh Loan Nguyen is an Australasian with Bachelor’s degree in communications, though she majored in politics. Her interests include all aspects of the entertainment industries, society and culture, reading and writing, international relations and politics. She can be contacted at email@example.com.
Thomas Sabino-Benowitz is a young entrepreneur and musician. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.