Scott Cooney, Principal of and author of Build a Green Small Business: Profitable Ways to Become an Ecopreneur (McGraw-Hill, November 2008), is also a serial ecopreneur who has started and grown several green businesses and consulted several other green startups. He co-founded the ReDirect Guide, a green business directory, in Salt Lake City, UT. He greened his home in Salt Lake City, including xeriscaping, an organic orchard, extra natural fiber insulation, a 1.8kW solar PV array, on-demand hot water, energy star appliances, and natural paints. He is a vegetarian, an avid cyclist, ultimate frisbee player, and surfer, and currently lives in the sunny Mission district of San Francisco. Scott is working on his second book, a look at microeconomics in the green sector.In June 2010, Scott launched, a sustainability consulting firm dedicated to providing solutions to common business problems by leveraging the power of the triple bottom line. Focused exclusively on small business, GBO's mission is to facilitate the creation and success of small, green businesses.


Will Consumers Punish Prop 37’s Antagonists with Boycotts?

If you knew some organic brands (basically the ones that have been swallowed whole by giant multinational processed food companies) have joined the dark side and were funding No on Prop 37, are you prepared to pull your money away from them?

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Adam Smith, Milton Friedman and the Social Responsibility of Business

Friedman famously said: “There is one and only one social responsibility of business — to use its resources and engage in activities designed to increase its profits.” The main challenge to this Smith-Friedman version of reality is that it can never be so simple.

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Supreme Court Reaffirms Corporations’ Right to Spend Unlimited Money to Influence Elections

Montana’s Supreme Court challenged corporations’ rights to give unlimited contributions to affect elections. The U.S. Supreme Court overturned this ruling, with all five conservative justices in support, reconfirming its original ruling in the Citizens United case that corporations can enact unlimited influence over elections through financial contributions.

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Beginning of the End for Big Box Dominance?

With the announcement of the closure of 50 big box retail outlets, Best Buy recently added more evidence to a growing suspicion about the demise of the big box store as the dominating force in retail.

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Bikes Double Their Mileage

Companion bike seat allows you to carry an extra rider on your bike, and also has lockable storage space. Brilliant!