Social Enterprise Trends in 2017

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Last year around this time, I sat down and took a few moments to reflect on 2015, and how I thought the social enterprise ecosystem would evolve and transform in 2016. As every ecosystem shifts and adapts with the seasons, so to has the landscape of social enterprise continued it path of change; we are…

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Gifts That Give 2016 – Guide for Conscious Giving

I don’t know about you, but the holiday season came fast this year!  All of a sudden, there was snow on the ground, the neighbourhoods filled with Christmas lights, and my shopping list for gifts was left entirely unfulfilled. Last year I compiled the first Gifts That Give collection of holiday gift ideas that give back…

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The Sedge’s new 3-year look: LIMITLESS

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“It’s easy to keep track of what art is by what it’s not. It’s not following a manual, reading a dummies book, looking for a map. It tends to be people who work with a compass instead. Who have an understanding of true north and are willing to solve a problem in an interesting way.”…

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Why Your Assumptions About Collaboration Are Wrong

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This is a topic almost every social entrepreneur views as being extremely important.  BUT, it’s also a topic many people struggle with.  What is it? COLLABORATION! As you most likely know from first hand experience, collaboration is often much easier said than done.  You might even know this from first hand experience! I believe that social…

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My Inception Story – the windy path of how this all came to be

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“Did you spend the afternoon talking about your periods?” The man to whom I report in my commercial banking role chuckles to himself at his witty remark as I stiffen up and try to gauge how red my face is getting. Inside, my thoughts race but I keep my expression cool (I think). Still taking…

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Social Enterprise Trends in 2016

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Social Enterprise Trends in 2016 As I reflect on how the social enterprise ecosystem has grown and shifted over the past year, I found myself looking forward to consider how it might continue to evolve. Below are my best ‘hunches’, and hopes, for how the landscape will take shape in 2016… Entering the Mainstream Having had…

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Gifts that Give – Social Enterprise Guide for the Holidays

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Every year around mid-November when I notice after dark is sprinkled with twinkling Christmas lights, and the timeless carols hit the radios everywhere, I start to dread the pursuit of checking off my holiday present list. No matter how hard I try, I can never manage to quite land on a gift idea that lives…

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Turn Around Couriers

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Founded in October 2002, TurnAround Couriers (TAC) is a for-profit, same-day courier business.  What makes it unique is that it is focused on providing steady jobs and support for continuing education for at-risk youth in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Since inception, TAC has employed over 170 young people in all roles throughout the company.  They have partnered with…

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Uncover Your North Star Vision for Change

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What is a North Star Vision for Change (or personal manifesto) and why do you need one as a social entrepreneur? After working with social entrepreneurs from around the world, I’ve noticed those who are really making waves all share one thing in common. And that is, a clear vision for the change they wish to…

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Reach Financial Sustainability With This Mindset At The Centre Of Your Work

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Entrepreneurs solve problems, right?  They design solutions for problems they see around them.  They see opportunities to fill gaps in the marketplace with new, better, or different solutions. This is well-accepted as a core mindset of entrepreneurs, and this dedication to bring innovative solutions to market is what many believe allow entrepreneurs the success they…

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