6 Green Business Success Stories [2023]

Updated: January 18th, 2023
Start A Green Business

Here are some real life success stories of starting a green business:

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

Emma Saunders (from Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand) started The Green Collective almost 9 years ago.

$15K / month
2 founders / 1 employees
Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand

Case Study

The main two current products are our Goodie Bags, and our SPRUCE. A 100% plant based dishcloth, that is home compostable. The business has grown from appearing weekly at the local market to now having over 115 stockists and a healthy website. Turnover does fluctuate during the year as our products are often a green gift. Average sales approx $15,000 per month.


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.

  • Business rank: #576

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Learn more about starting a green business:

Where to start?

-> How much does it cost to start a green business?
-> Pros and cons of a green business

Need inspiration?

-> Examples of established green business
-> Marketing ideas for a green business
-> Green business names

Other resources

-> Green business tips


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.

  • Website traffic: 460K/month
  • Business rank: #36.8K

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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.

  • Website traffic: 1.09M/month
  • Business rank: #41.3K

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