As we all know, the economy has been in a rough patch for awhile. But while many businesses are going under and closing up shop, certain types of green businesses have been doing extraordinarily well during the recession. What is their secret? Businesses built on service/relationships that help customers find value and save money in what they already own (such as shoe-repair shops) are often exactly the types of businesses that really hit their stride during an economic recession. From bike repair shops, to thrift stores, to green construction companies, some green businesses are weathering the economic storm surprisingly well and actually even growing. Read ahead to learn about their successful green business models which are actually making some green during tough economic times.