DO ECO-FRIENDLY PRACTICES ADD MORE GREEN TO SMALL BUSINESS BOTTOM LINES?
Poll of More than 1,300 Green Small Businesses to Evaluate Possible Competitive Advantage Over Other Small Businesses
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WASHINGTON, DC - June 5, 2013 (Investorideas.com renewable energy newswire) How do the bottom lines of small businesses that adopt green practices fare in comparison to those that do not? A new survey and related report will be released by Green America (GA), EcoVentures International (EVI), and the Association for Enterprise Opportunity (AEO) on Thursday, June 6, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. EDT during a live, phone-based national news teleconference.
The first-of-its-kind survey of 1,305 businesses was prepared by Dr. Julie Cincotta, principal, CLA Organizational Solutions, LLC. The poll looks at whether sales increased or decreased when businesses offered green products or services, whether environmental business practices influenced consumer preference, and whether green services and products made businesses more or less competitive. The accompanying report from the three groups explores the practical implications of the survey findings.
Dr. Cincotta will join the following three news event speakers:
Russ Gaskin, chief business officer, Green America;
Lauren Frederic, program manager, EcoVentures International; and
Tammy Halevy, senior vice president, New Initiatives, Association for
TO PARTICIPATE: You can join this live, phone-based news conference (with full, two-way Q&A) at 1:30 p.m. EDT on June 6, 2013 by dialing 1 (800) 860-2442. Ask for the "green small business report" telenews event.
CAN'T PARTICIPATE?: A streaming audio replay of the news event will be available on the Web at http://biggreenopportunity.org/ as of 5 p.m. EDT on June 6, 2013.
Green America is the nation’s leading green economy organization. Founded in 1982, Green America (formerly Co-op America) provides the economic strategies, organizing power and practical tools for businesses and individuals to solve today's social and environmental problems. Green America’s Green Business Network helps small businesses adopt and benefit from their green practices through an assessment and certification program, discounted business services, and access to a national market of caring consumers. http://www.GreenAmerica.org.
The EcoVentures International helps small business harness the power of environmentally and socially responsible “green” practices to grow revenue, create jobs, and strengthen local economies. EVI deploys strategies that promote sustainable, market-based business development by working with citizens, businesses, community organizations, and industry stakeholders. http://eco-ventures.org/.
The Association for Enterprise Opportunity is the national trade association for U.S. microbusiness and microfinance. For more than two decades, AEO and its hundreds of member organizations have helped millions of entrepreneurs grow businesses to support themselves and their families as they contribute to their communities. http://www.aeoworks.org/index.php/site/.
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