According to StartupNation, many of its Home-Based 100 submissions revealed that business owners are bucking the current economic downturn and finding business success in these tight times. Historically, some of today’s most well known businesses started in a downturn, including General Electric and Microsoft.
“The 2009 ranking shows that home-based business is more relevant than ever. The current recession has spurred a new wave of home based businesses as a response to loss of jobs, the need for supplemental income and the sheer passion for blazing our own trail and running your own show,” Rich Sloan, co-founder of StartupNation, said. “Home based businesses are the biggest block of all businesses in existence and we expect numbers to grow ever greater as extra bedrooms, kitchen tables, basements and garages become host to the innovative thinking and pursuit of success by millions of Americans.”
Project Earth H2o has created a stainless steel, reusable water bottle. It was founded by Brian Denton for two primary reasons, to provide a safe and sustainable product that will have a positive impact on the environmental and economic issues, and to do something positive and constructive with the profits.
Denton wanted to supply people with a safe, healthy alternative to the millions of single-use bottled waters being sold and thrown away each day. Not only do these bottles clog the nation’s landfills and pollute the oceans, families are spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on nothing more than simple tap water. In addition, a chemical called Bisphenol-A (BPA) is found in many plastics and has been linked to several types of cancer. Project Earth H2o bottles are BPA-free.
Denton’s second goal is to donate a substantial portion of the proceeds to non-profit organizations that are determined to make a difference. Two dollars of every bottle sold is donated to either a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving our planet, or to breast cancer research.
“Winning this award really provides a great sense of validation,”
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About Project Earth H2o
Project Earth H2o, which is based in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, was founded with the goal of helping to protect the environment. Project Earth H2o’s goal is to drive awareness to the profound negative environmental, economic and health issues related to and created by the production, transportation, and selling of single-use bottled water. We are creating a collective of savvy consumers who are making a positive difference by simply providing and purchasing safe, eco-friendly, 100 percent recyclable, high-grade, reusable stainless steel water bottles.
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