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Transforming a Traditional Business into a Cleantech Firm

Transforming a Traditional Business into a Cleantech Firm

Cleantech companies needn't be made from scratch, nor must they be born as startups. If you can easily spot trends and know how to make the most of opportunities, you can transform an old-school business into a successful cleantech firm or add a new dimension to an on-going enterprise. That's the lesson Dan Lieberman brought to the GreenBiz Forum and traced the history of his family's businesses to share a few pointers in a "One Great Idea" presentation. Building on What You Know and Taking Action Today, the family-owned Lieberman Companies includes lines of business that distribute ATMs, vending machines and arcade-style amusement equipment. There's also an investment firm with a focus on cleantech. The progenitor was founded in 1907 and originally operated penny slots in what was rural southern Minnesota, said Lieberman, co-owner of Lieberman Companies Inc. and president...

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