A sustainable business idea is something many people are looking for these days! But what does the word sustainability actually mean? In general sustainability is achieved if a concept, program or action could go on
forever and benefiting the participants and all those that come into contact with it. So even if a business is making
huge profits but is destroying
or polluting the environment which it is depending on or harming its
employees or any other person that is touched in any way by the company,
its products or its waste, this enterprise would not be a sustainable
business and would be doomed sooner or later.
fossil fuel industry for example, apart from polluting our planet in
many different ways will be cease to exist as we know it, once the last
drop of oil has been pumped and the last barrel of crude oil been
refined. The oil reserves of the earth might last maybe another 50 to
100 years! So although there are huge profits in this industry it will
not last forever.
Unfortunately for a long time the only focus many politicians and business managers had was making a profit no matter how!
A sustainable business must be Eco friendly
most of the industries that we see in today's world are not sustainable
and will have to change their practices soon to keep our planet
I thought about sustainable business ideas about 16 years ago there
came initially quite a few interesting possibilities to my mind.
always liked alternative energies like "Solar Power and Wind power" for
example and the recycling industry with all its different branches as
well as organic farming where appealing to me too.
Unfortunately many of those green business ideas shared one major obstacle for me.
(Yes the same old story) I just didn't have enough money to come up
with the set up costs for most of the options I had zoomed in on.
This brought me finally to focus on worm farming as a sustainable business idea! And low and behold it fitted me like a glove.
To start a worm business:
you need to invest probably less than $50 to get started!
convert an old drum or grocery bag into worm bin and start selling bait
sized worms to angling enthuiasts within a couple of month.
will just need 1000 worms which can turn into millions of quiet, hard
working employees (worms :-)) that don't want any money for their
services within 12 month
you can just feed them kitchen waste or any other organic material like horse manure or dog poop which you can get for free.
Worm farming is a sustainable business with huge growth potential
Worms convert food waste, garden waste and organic household waste into nutrient rich worm castings, one of the worlds best balanced plant foods and soil conditoners which can be sold to nurseries, garden friends, eco shops, farmers...
Worm castings can be used to produce worm tea which can be sold as a liquid organic fertilizer and natural pesticide.
Worms consistently reproduce and a properly managed worm herd will always multiply and replenish its numbers after worms have been sold.
Worm farming a truly sustainable business and can be used to quickly generate some extra income on the side and if desired be turned into a large and profitable Eco friendly company.
You might fancy other sustainable business ideas and if so I will only wish you the best of success!
doubt though that you will find a business that like a worm business
can be set up without any investment at all which makes it that much
more attractive to many people that shy the risk of tying up large sums
of money or just straight forward don't have any money to invest.
worm business can be started with just a single old bucket or plastic
bag and grown to a level that suits your personal needs and goals.
uses worms as its main work force, waste as raw material and produces
valuable plant foods and soil conditioners in form of commercially
marketable worm castings and worm tea.
Give it a try, start your own sustainable business and make your mark in the growing and profitable worm farming industry.