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What is an easier way to tell your mother you love them than with a fresh bouquet of flowers? Fresh cut flowers are used to mark important occasions, both celebratory and mourning alike. It is an easy gift that does not require much planning, as arranged bouquets are ubiquitous in supermarkets around springtime holidays. That also makes it a big business—a $7 billion dollar one in the US alone.…
As we continue to recover from the pandemic, small business owners that transitioned to e-commerce and home offices may have found that working from home cuts operational costs. A study from Pew Research in December 2020 noted that 90 percent of people who have worked from home would like to continue doing so, even after the pandemic. Yet with the new normal of home offices, it is imperative to…
by Lis McLoughlin
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April 14, 2021
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Guest Blog By Lis McLoughlin, PhD Online events are easier, save money, and more sustainable than in-person events when done right. Online events benefit the environment by replacing energy-intensive and currently (during the pandemic) dangerous in-person events. Online events are safe because they maintain social distancing, and are also efficient as they eliminate all transportation, facility…
The onset of spring signals renewal and optimism. As the weather warms up and there are more hours of sunlight in the day, people discard the old and welcome the new with the annual tradition of spring cleaning. Spring cleaning is not just for your home, however. Like your house, your business could use a thorough dusting. Is your website starting to feel dated? Your client list cluttered? Or…
Looking for financial relief during the time of COVID-19? Check this list of resources for opportunities available to your small business. Small businesses across the country are suffering from the economic disruption of COVID-19. Luckily, financial institutions have unveiled a variety of loans and other funding opportunities to alleviate financial stress during this time. Disclaimer: Green…
Sustainability in business has been moving along at a steady pace for several decades. Yet the urgency of the climate crisis and social inequalities are driving new generations of people to demand more from companies both large and small. The State of Green Business report from GreenBiz looks at the biggest trends over the last five years for the largest 500 companies in the US and the largest 1…
The following is excerpted from a new report by Community Capital Management (CCM), a certified Green Business Network member. CCM manages impact investing portfolios to promote community development and contribute to positive environmental outcomes. Read CCM’s full report on the Black home ownership gap here. For millions, owning a home remains at the heart of the American dream. Most…
Volvo's most recent commitment to electrifying its fleet beckons big changes to the future of transportation. During the summer of 2017, Volvo announced that every vehicle it launches from 2019 onward would have an electric motor, meaning all new Volvos would be plug-in, hybrid, or fully electric. This announcement made it clear that Volvo was centering electrification in its business model.…
by Green America
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March 2, 2021
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 1, 2021, Media Advisory – Green America’s Green Business Network is launching an open comment period to collect informed feedback on a new certification standard for hemp-derived CBD (cannabidiol) products that are legally compliant. The survey can be found at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GBN_CBDstandard_opencomment. The comment period will remain open until May 1, 2021…
The federal minimum wage has been stuck at $7.25 an hour since 2009—just $15,080 a year for full-time work. We can’t build a shared recovery and a strong economy on a minimum wage that’s too low to live on. Workers are consumers too and want to support their local economies. Join Green America’s Green Business Network and business leaders nationwide in signing the new Business for a Fair Minimum…