Thursday, April 22, 2010

Earth Day Green Business Guide

The Earth Day Green Business Guide is a document from Business.gov, the official business link to the U.S. Government.

The guide is intended to help "small business owners save money while protecting the environment. From changing a light bulb and using recyclable products to installing energy efficient equipment and systems, every business can make simple changes that save energy costs and natural resources." Small businesses can learn how to:

* Develop an Environmental Management Plan
* Comply with Environmental Regulations
* Develop Green Products
* Market and Grow Your Green Business
* Reuse, Reduce and Recycle Waste
* Explore Green Commuting Options
* Learn about Successful Green Businesses

In addition, the following Small Business Guides also available through Business.gov include special highlights to help you green your business:

* Starting a Green Business - Start an Eco-Friendly Business
* Advertising and Marketing - How to Make Environmental Claims
* Finance - Going Green Makes $ense
* Financing Your Business - Environmental Grants and Loans
* Licenses and Permits - Do You Need an Environmental Permit?
* Taxes - Tax Deductions for Energy Efficiency
* Home Based Businesses - Greening Your Home Office
* Non Profit Organizations - Green Opportunities for Non Profits
* Self-Employment - Run an Eco-Friendly Business

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