Thursday, June 13, 2013

Small Businesses are Going Green in America

A new report from the nonprofit, Green America, shows that a record number of small businesses are going green. The report is titled, "The Big Green Opportunity for Small Business in the U.S."

The findings in this report are welcome news as the small business community has been understandably slower then corporate America in adopting more sustainable business practices.

Here are some of the survey's key findings:

  • The green economy is growing much faster than the traditional economy
  • 79 percent of companies strongly agree that green products and services give them a competitive advantage
  • 75 percent of companies who sell green products and services saw an increase in sales during the recession
Those are just some of the reasons that Intuit reports sustainability will become a "competitive requirement for small businesses within the next 10 years."

To download the report click here.

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