Going Green Workshop for Business Leaders

A One Day Workshop on How to Green Business Environments & Operations

Paricipants Will Discover How to “Green Their Business,” “Save Money” & “Increase Their Clientele.”

This workshop will help reduce the confusion surrounding issues and resources for greening a business. Steven Yates, the workshop facilitator, will instruct business leaders on how to document their environmental impacts & communicate their environmental citizenship. Topics covered include: (1) Instructions on how to save money by: a) Reducing waste, inefficiency, and pollution; b) Complying with government regulations and new procurement strategies; (2) Provide tools for measuring the value of “going green” strategies. This is a great networking opportunity for agencies, organizations and micorbusinesses that provide “Green” products and services.

Cornerstone Association Incorporation is hosting this event on Thursday, September 30, 2010, from 8:30 am – 4:00 pm, at the Clayton State University Event & Conference Center, 2000 Clayton State Boulevard, Morrow, Georgia 30260. This event will help reduce the confusion that many organizations have about issues and resources for greening their business. The sponsors for this initiative are GMEN (Georgia Micro Enterprise Network, Inc.) and AEO (Association for Enterprise Opportunity). Collaborating partner organizations include: The Small Business Development Center (Clayton State University); the University of Georgia Archway Partnership; Gail Davenport Enterprises, LLC; ACCIONUSA Georgia; Ms Law Enterprises; and April’s Tax services.

Cornerstone Association, Inc. (CAI) is a community-based 501(c) 3/non-profit organization located in Clayton County, Georgia. Cornerstone Association has provided business development services to aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners in Georgia’s low-wealth communities since 2004. Their goal is to help build successful organizations with empowered people.

Georgia Micro Enterprise Network, Inc. (GMEN) is a private, not-for-profit organization established in 1997, which is dedicated to making a difference in the economic development of Georgia. GMEN includes a network of microenterprise development organizations (MDOs) that provide direct services to microentrepreneurs for business start-up, business growth, and access to capital. They create opportunities and support for microenterprise development as an avenue for economic self-sufficiency. They are an industry association of organizations and individuals who provide support for the development of microenterprises in the state of Georgia.

Association for Enterprise Opportunity (AEO) was founded in 1991. AEO is the only national membership association committed to micro enterprise development as an effective economic development strategy and a powerful poverty alleviation tool. AEO provides its members with a forum, information, and a voice to promote enterprise opportunity for people and communities with limited resources. AEO currently has a membership that stretches across the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico and includes all key agencies and organizations that provide micro enterprise services to disadvantaged micro entrepreneurs. The combined reach of these organizations exceeds 300,000 micro entrepreneurs and small business owners annually.

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