8 Books To Get You Started as a Green Entrepreneur

by cyrus on Jul 3

Whether you have been watching TV a lot lately or been following the news, you have probably heard of green economy, green tech, and Eco-entrepreneurship. Whether you like it or not, green technologies are coming, and we are going to have a greener future. That’s a very exciting news for those of us who know how to take advantage of opportunities in this new industry. There are plenty of ways to start a green business, help clean up our Earth, and make a living in the process. And since we are in early days, there are a lot of opportunities to jump on and get an early edge in this industry. You just have to agile.

If you are new to the whole green “thing” and interested in starting your own green business, there are plenty of good books to get you started. You do want to know as much as possible about this industry to develop and implement your idea in a more effective fashion. But fear not as there are plenty of books that can help you do just that (aside from blogs and forums). Here are 8 good ones you should read:

Start Your Own Green Business (Start Your Own...)

Start Your Own Green Business: this is one of my favorite book. It’s concise and to the point. It’s not written to make you a master in this industry but is a great crash course. It does help you graduate to more comprehensive books more easily.

Harvard Business Review on Green Business Strategy (Harvard Business Review Paperback Series)

Harvard Business Review on Green Business Strategy: needs no introduction. It’s the one green book everyone should read before jumping into this industry.

75 Green Businesses You Can Start to Make Money and Make A Difference

75 Green Businesses You Can Start to Make Money and Make A Difference: this is one of the best books to read if you are looking to develop a unique idea for this industry. You may not be interested in any of these ideas, but you can easily come up with your own after reviewing some of these.

Green Business Practices For Dummies<sup>&#174;</sup>

Green Business Practices For Dummies: is a great book for small business owners that want to help save the environment while conducting their business. It should also give you great ideas on how to help other businesses go green.

Build a Green Small Business: Profitable Ways to Become an Ecopreneur

Build a Green Small Business: another good read on how to become a successful Ecopreneur. Marketing, advertising, and networking techniques are just a few topics included in this book.

2008 Global Conference: Green Is Green: Remaking Business in the Age of Sustainability

2008 Global Conference – Green Is Green: a very informative DVD on the state of green economy that will open your eyes to new opportunities and challenges in this industry. It’s always great to be able to watch a DVD and learn so much about the state of an industry.

Green Your Home All in One For Dummies<sup>&#174;</sup>

Green Your Home for Dummies: is one of the most comprehensive books on this topic. Green Home remodeling is one of the hottest fields these days, and you are going to learn all about it in this book.

Strategies for the Green Economy: Opportunities and Challenges in the New World of Business

Strategies for the Green Economy: this book is a more advanced book about the green economy and the challenges and opportunities involved with going green in your business and starting new green businesses. It gives you the know-how and perspective you need to think long-term in your green business.

There you have it. You can always go to conferences and try to cut corners when it comes to jumping into an industry. But I still recommend you review some of these books to get a good sense about what this industry is all about. Green is the future whether you like or not, so you may as well take advantage.

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