7 Green Business Success Stories [2024]

Updated: November 19th, 2023
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Here are some real life success stories of starting a green business:

1. The Green Collective ($180K/year)

Emma, the founder of The Green Collective, came up with the idea for her business after becoming a mother and becoming more aware of the need for sustainable products. She wanted to create eco-friendly products that were also fun and colorful, challenging the idea that eco-friendly products had to be beige or brown. After extensive research and product testing, Emma and her friend developed their first product, Goodie Bags, which became a hit and led to the expansion of their product line. The business has grown to have over 115 stockists and generates an average monthly sales of approximately $15,000.

How much they make: $180K/year
How much did it cost to start: $1K
Current team size: 1

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How I Started An E-Commerce Business From New Zealand

The Green Collective, a New Zealand-based eco-friendly product company, started with reusable Goodie Bags in 2014 and has grown to six complementary product lines, with turnover fluctuating up to $15,000 per month, selling to over 115 stockists and an e-commerce website, while maintaining its focus on sustainability and craftsmanship.

About
Emma started The Green Collective about 9 years ago
Revenue
Emma grew the business to $15K/month
Costs
It cost Emma $1000 to start the business
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2. NY Green Bank

NY Green Bank seeks transactions that contribute to forward progression of clean energy financing markets. NY Green Bank will partner with energy service companies, regional banks, larger multinational banks, and other investors and lenders to support economically viable clean energy projects.

Where they're located: Manhattan Community Board 1, New York, USA

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4. USGBC

USGBC is committed to a sustainable, prosperous future through LEED. Our mission is to transform the way buildings and communities are designed, built and operated, enabling an environmentally and socially responsible environment.

Where they're located: Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
Website traffic: 460K/month

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5. Entrata

Entrata's property management software connects all of your data & processes, allowing you to create better experiences for prospects, residents, & employees.

Where they're located: Hialeah Trailer Park, Florida, USA
Website traffic: 1.09M/month

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So... can you actually make money with a green business?

Of course. There are millions to be made in this industry.

But how?

  1. Research real, profitable businesses and see exactly how much money they make.
  2. Study exactly what works, and what doesn’t.
  3. Take action, because now you have the roadmap.

Join Starter Story and build your next big thing:

Start Now