Browsing Undergraduate Honors Thesis Collection by Subject "Management"
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Colonial Creamery: exquisite ice cream the old fashioned wayCovid-19 created an environment that limited everyone's ability to enjoy the little things in life. Once trivial activities that we all took for granted were stripped from us in the blink of an eye. As life slowly returns to normal with individuals' comfort levels increasing daily, we will hopefully see the fruits of everyone's cooperative labors to eradicate this virus. Once this happens people are going to look towards their familiar comforts. Going out and eating with friends is one of those familiar comforts, debatable the comfort that has been missed the most as this pandemic pursuits.
Something old, something newThis thesis is in the form of a business model for a new company, Something Old, Something New, an app that allows brides and bridesmaids to buy and resell used gowns in order to be more sustainable. The goal of this presentation is to pitch the business to investors, and get them to invest in the company. Research was collected online using various wedding planning sites.
Why sustainable business is betterWith growing concerns and numerous sources of data confirming climate change we must look toward a future in sustainable practices. While individual people can do their part in reducing their personal carbon footprint it is clear that the ones who truly need to change are corporations. Big businesses are the largest contributors to the negative effects of greenhouse gases. With this in mind it is only a matter of time until the people demand change. This change does not need to be delayed, if companies can become leaders in sustainable business reforms and practices, not only will we find better results, for our planet but they may even find better results in their profits. To demonstrate the positive results, of what may be seen as relatively “small” changes, we will analyze the implementations and the implications of the State University of New York at New Paltz “Green Revolving Fund.” This will be accomplished through an understanding of past projects and my own proposal for the current University community. This paper will also touch on much larger business decisions through reimagining and redefining industry standards. While we will also explore the limitations of these processes; any company can take steps towards a better, more sustainable, business.