In 2016, we are living in the age of environmental awareness—and not just for a select few, but for everybody. Going green isn’t just a slogan anymore, it’s a reality that the entire world is embracing, and for good reason.

Sustainability and being eco-friendly help the greater good, while keeping our world clean and habitable. More and more, people across the world are looking for ways to green up their lives, because it can ultimately save money over the long run, and it’s one of the best ways to give back to the planet.

There are two ways to get into the green energy business—a hard way and an easy way. Read on to decide which one is for you:

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The Hard Way

#1 — Research, Research, and More Research

Getting into the green energy business means doing a ton of research. You’ll need to research what’s available, what works in your area, and the ways and means to market anything you find out. Now, that may not sound like a lot of fun, but it is an extremely important aspect of going green and offering these types of products and services. If you don’t do the research, then you won’t make the sales.

#2 — Knowledge

You may be doing the research, but you’ll also need the knowledge to back it up. Sure, you can talk the talk after finding out about a green product, but you won’t be able to walk the walk if you haven’t learned about it. Anyone who might question you about the specifics of a product or service is not going to like the blank stare you give them if you don’t know the answers. So be prepared to couple knowledge with research, or people will be walking out the door.

#3 — Time

Of course, doing research and learning about the products and services are going to take time—and a lot of time at that. If you had any thoughts about opening up a store one day and making sales the next day, forget about it. If you don’t know your products and services, no one is going to stick around long enough to help you figure them out. So plan on spending a huge amount of time researching, gaining knowledge, and then actually finding a place where you can showcase all you know. Good luck.

The Easy Way

After reading the above and wondering how you can possibly get into a green energy business, you’ll be glad to know that there is an easy way. It’s called SuperGreen Solutions, which compresses research, learning, and getting a store open and operating into a short amount of time.

First of all, SuperGreen Solutions is backed by the United Franchise Group, the global leader for entrepreneurs. That in itself puts you one step ahead of the game. But it gets better.

You will receive training and support onsite, and you’ll even earn a basic Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification. You want more? You are just a call away from support—for marketing, tools, and resources that will help you run your energy franchise right, from the start.

Even better is that a SuperGreen Solutions franchise is rated at #143 on the “Top 500” franchises, you’ll need zero experience to start, you’ll be able to set up a B2B business model for volume orders with repeat business, and you’ll be helping the planet with every sale.

So, you can choose the hard way by starting a green energy business from the ground up, or you can go the easier and safer route by opening a SuperGreen Solutions. Want to learn more? Visit our website today!