concentrations of economic power and exerting
ever-greater violence against the environment, do not
represent progress: they are a denial of wisdom."
-- E. F. Schumacher, Small is Beautiful:
Economics as if People Mattered
Following, are ecopreneur profiles featured in ECOpreneuring, offering but a glimpse into amazing opportunities possible. Some enterprises are guided by husband-and-wife partnerships. Other businesses are led by college friends, launched not long after graduation. In common amongst all ecopreneurs is a passion and commitment for their enterprise, and for leaving this world a better place.
The following ecopreneur profiles showcase innovative rural women ecopreneurs. They're developed by Lisa Kivirist for the Association for Enterprise Opportunity (AEO):
Renewing the Countryside
There are hundreds of ecopreneur profiles prepared from the non-profit organization, Renewing the Countryside. With a focus on rural America, these stories feature farmers, artists, business owners, community leaders, non-profit organizers, youth and others who are living, working and playing in ways that benefit their families, their communities, and future generations. Read these stories and find ideas, hope and inspiration.
Test Drive Your Dream Job with VocationsVacations
Perhaps a perfect way to see if your dream business is what is cracked up to be, try it out as a VocationVacation experience. Inn Serendipity is a VV mentor for those interested in trying out our version of the good life as writers, innkeepers, organic growers and consultants. There's hundreds of VocationVacation mentors who are following their passions and finding purpose, meaning and satisfaction of running their own enterprise. Try out their Dream Job Search Finder to see if anyone share your passions.
Pioneering and inspirational ideas emerge every day in the form of environmental technologies or projects, often leading to the creation of environmental and social sector enterprises. With a global focus, the EcoVentures EcoPreneur Database seeks to inform and inspire people to take action in pushing towards a paradigm shift in business practice that is essential for a sustainable planet.
Additional small business profiles are available as a part of Small Business Spotlights from Jump-up, from Inuit
While not all spotlights are of ecopreneurs, all of these small business owners share have discovered the benefits of owning the ladder, not climbing it.
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