Month: October 2017

The Role of Empathy in Social Enterprise

Empathy is a powerful emotion, allowing us to understand other people, their position, and their needs. For anyone looking to start a social enterprise, empathy will be vital. If you want to make a difference, you need to understand the communities you will be working in and how your efforts will impact them. What is the role of empathy in social enterprise? What about other kinds of business models? Let’s examine this! What is empathy? Why is it so important in social enterprise? In the past, charity and international development agencies had a habit of blindly (and sometimes condescendingly)...

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How Moeloco’s Social Good Impact Model Helps Children Get School Shoes

Exclusive interview with the founder of Moeloco, Kathy Wong. Subscribe to this show on  iTunes  |  Stitcher  |  Soundcloud In this interview we speak with founder of Moeloco, Kathy Wong, about her retail business and it’s mission to support children with school shoes. We break down what gave her the idea, how she created the impact model and where she’s going with the business. Kathy Wong is what you might call a serial entrepreneur, having founded and run several businesses. Her first three businesses were focused on branding, design and marketing. Her later business was as an artisan, developing...

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Get Funding! What Early Stage Investors Really Look For in a Social Enterprise Startup

So you’re looking for investors for your social enterprise? Fantastic! Here’s what early stage investors really look for in a social enterprise or startup idea. Do you have what it takes to get funding? Keep reading! Many investors are now considering the social and environmental benefits (or drawbacks) of potential investment opportunities. Some funds and investors have even been set up specifically to fund social entrepreneurs, such as the TOMS Social Entrepreneurship Fund. Other organizations, such as Investor’s Circle, will support any entrepreneur but will give socially and environmentally business special consideration. It can be difficult for startups to...

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The Most Sacred Gift You Can Give According to Tony Robbins

Tony Robbins, the unconventional social entrepreneur. With one knock on the door on, Thanksgiving Day, his life changed and his mission to give back started. Now, as a coach, author, businessman, and philanthropist he has changed millions of lives. He could have retired at the age of 26, but he realized there is much more to life than money. In 2016 he personally provided 59 million meals to people in the USA and matched 100 million more through his partnership with Feeding America to honor those who helped his family during tough times. Check out Change Creator Magazine with...

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Social Responsibility Advice For A Good Life: An Open Letter

In this open letter to small & mid-sized companies, Fatima Homor, MBA, shares advice about social responsibility in all areas of life include business. Let her words inspire you to action and keep smiling! For existing businesses: Dear Social Entrepreneur, Let me start at the end: I wish you profitable growth and also thank you for being a socially conscious businessperson. Is it easy? Is it hard? Are you profitable? Being a social enterprise from one perspective is easier, from the other is harder than it is for a rather unconscious business (UB). Why? First. A UB does not...

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How the KIND Foundation is Connecting Youth, Spreading Kindness and Creating Future Social Entrepreneurs

Today the KIND Foundation announces its biggest bet yet — a $20MM multi-year commitment to connect one million students through an initiative called Empatico! The name, which connotes empathy, underscores the importance of the so-called “soft skills,” which are increasingly critical to success in a divided country and interconnected world. We are so proud of the work the KIND Foundation is doing to create the next generation of social entrepreneurs, we had to talk to the director of the KIND Foundation, Dana Rosenberg. Learn more from our interview here: Listen to our interview with KIND Foundation Director, Dana Rosenberg  ...

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How This Perfume Company’s Impact Model Helps Women

Exclusive interview with the co-founder of DIVONA, Kayte Torreao da Costa. Subscribe to this show on  iTunes  |  Stitcher  |  Soundcloud Kayte Torreao da Costa and Mylene Paquin didn’t want to create just another perfume company – they dreamed of creating a perfume company with purpose. One that supports the issues that many women care about. If something as small as a care package can bring light into these women’s lives than they believe it’s all worth it. In this interview we talk with Kayte Torreao da Costa to uncover how they connected as co-founders and developed such a...

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Why Social Enterprise Matters: An Examination Into the Role of Social Enterprise to Solve Social Problems

Unlike solely for-profit businesses, social enterprises are in the unique position to solve real social problems in this world and make money doing it. Unlike charities that have to continue to raise funds to give back, social business can create lasting and sustainable solutions for social and societal change. In today’s changing landscape, we examine why social enterprise matters — why do we need it? What can we do to support it? The rise of entrepreneurship has had its fair share of benefits. However, businesses have also brought about some difficult challenges that are affecting us now and can...

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5 Best Tips for Increasing Your Productivity That You Need to Know Now!

Productivity: a seemingly simple word that manages to both excite and terrify the entrepreneur within us. Over the years, there have been plenty of self-help gurus and business owners that have come forward with their own ideas on how to boost productivity. However, some ideas are more harmful than helpful and a lot of people are unable to differentiate the good from the bad. Instead of wasting your time devouring self-help books and scouring the internet for productivity courses, take a look at 5 of the best tips for boosting your productivity below. Use Technology to Your Advantage In...

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