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Handbook of Green Building Design and Construction, 2nd Edition by Sam Kubba

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Chapter Fifteen

Green Business Development

Abstract

This chapter begins by outlining some of the difficulties and challenges that are encountered when setting up a new green contracting business. From the outset a successful business plan needs to be in place including whether the business should be home-based or a bricks-and-mortar office. Other matters to be considered are the proposed start-up costs, capitalization, and setting up a budget. The importance to track and identify sources and leads is important. The importance of creating a corporate image cannot be overstated as is the importance of selling yourself (i.e., dress for success, etc.). This is followed by studying the required business forms, license requirements, and permits, insurance ...

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