Businesses today are realizing the economic and environmental benefits to operating a more sustainable business. Being a sustainable business not only helps to increase the bottom line, it also reduces environmental impact. If you are located in New Hampshire, and looking to start a sustainable business, or green business, the NH Small Business Development Center can provide you with the technical assistance needed to support the formation of your new business. Most experts agree that in order for a business to be considered sustainable, they need to consider three areas of operation: environmental or resource sustainability, financial sustainability and social sustainability.
The NH Small Business Development Center provides many tools that will help you develop and implement your new sustainable business. Whether you need help developing your business plan, how to go about creating a safe work environment, or just need to read articles on different topics such as social sustainability, the NH Small Business Development Center provides everything you need. They offer more than 20 on-line e-courses that include topics such as finance, marketing and management. All of the courses are free and as long as you have internet access, they are available 24 hours a days.
In addition to the valuable resources they offer on their website, the NH SBDC also offers workshops throughout the state of New Hampshire and also has an Environmental Business Advisor available to help people traverse through environmental regulations. Whether you are just starting a business, or have an already established one looking to become more sustainable, the business advisor can help you at whatever stage you are currently at. Please visit www.nhsbdc.org to find more information on all of these valuable resources and begin your sustainable business today.