A green marketing campaign can help any entrepreneur forming an LLC add a unique advertising aspect and get a new business off to a good start.
Using environmentally friendly products or services goes beyond just saving money and the environment, according to University of Massachusetts professor Steven White.
"Green marketing for small businesses is really about introducing green products and adopting sustainable practices to differentiate yourself from your competitors," he told the Miami Herald. "It’s a wide open, emerging area of marketing that small, nimble businesses can take advantage of much quicker than larger, bureaucracy-heavy corporations can.”
White first suggests that green businesses let their customers know what they are doing to reduce their impact on the environment, whether it’s by using recycled paper or cutting energy waste. Logos, slogans and websites can help convey this message.
Secondly, adding a new product or service specifically designed to help the environment can increase sales and demonstrate a business’ commitment.
Lastly, partnering with environmental organizations can help spread the word about a green business as well as help it expand into new markets.
Steps as simple as using draft settings on office printers can save paper, and unplugging equipment when not in use can prevent energy waste.
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