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I just saw a report on the CBS Early Show about how ‘green’ can mean big money for small businesses, fun products, and new careers.
My favorite part:
How big mega businesses gobbled up some smaller (but very popular) household brands.
Here they are…
Green = Big Business
I guess the point was, if you are a small business creating green, earth-friendly products, then the future looks bright for you.
Going green has contributed to bulking up corporate bottom lines –and job rolls — resulting in the emergence of positions unthinkable in years-gone-by. —Danny Seo, CBS
Here are some examples from the show, in order of buy-out price:
Burt’s Bees was purchased by Clorox for $913 million dollars.
Aveda was purchased by Estee Lauder for $300 million dollars.
Tom’s of Maine was purchased by Colgate-Palmolive for $100 million dollars.
The Body Shop was purchased by L’Oreal for $1.4 billion dollars.
Check out the best ‘green’ jobs to consider. They’re projected to bring the highest salaries, the fastest (right out of college).
The Story Behind The Story: Company Histories
- The History of Burt’s Bees
- The History of Clorox
- The History of Aveda
- The History of Estee Lauder
- The History of Tom’s of Maine
- The History of Colgate-Palmolive
- The History of The Body Shop
- The History of L’Oreal
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