Resource Roundup – March 2017

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MINDSET This mindset resource is a bit different than usual… One element of entrepreneurship not always spoken about is the toll it takes on you both physically and mentally. I’ve always been a great sleeper (hello sleeping ’till noon as a teenager) but I have to admit, even I, pretty much the best sleeper ever,…

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How to Summarize Your Life’s Work in 100 Words


“What would you say if you only had 100 words persuade me?” Pretend I’m sitting in front of you right now and asked you this. Imagine that you had to come up with a short ‘pitch’ right on the spot. What are your first instincts? What questions are running through your head? I imagine you’re…

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5 Reasons to Start Before You’re Ready When You Want to Make an Impact

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There are often a million reasons to put off launching your big idea, or the next phase of building out your impactful business… Like you need to wait until you’ve saved x dollars… until you finally pick a solid direction to go… until you get a website published… until you have the perfect about page…

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Resource Roundup – January 2017

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MINDSET How well do I really know the problem I’m working on solving? Do I have lived experience that helps me truly understand it in all its complexity? Who are potential and unlikely collaborators that I haven’t considered yet? These are all questions that come up when reading Daniela Papi-Thornton’s research on ‘Tackling Heropreneurship’. In this…

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Social Innovator’s Sweet Spot

These slides explore three essential pillars for effective strategy and decision making as a social entrepreneur. Use this framework to practice taking Mindset, Community and Tools into account as you lead your social enterprise – so you can lead from a place of alignment where you are inspired, focused, and effective. (These are slides from a live webinar…

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Uncover Your North Star Vision for Change


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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9 Essential Considerations When Starting A Social Business (Part 2)

Part 2

Have you ever looked back and thought to yourself, “wow, I definitely would have approached that differently if I were starting over…”. I’m sure we all have, and I’m sure it’s especially true when starting a new business or project. Starting and running a profitable business is hard.  Delivering outstanding programs or offerings that truly…

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9 Essential Considerations When Starting A Social Business (Part 1)

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Top 9 Considerations When Starting The Social Business of Your Dreams  (Part 1 of 2) Starting and running a profitable business is hard.  Delivering outstanding programs or offerings that truly improve the lives of those you serve as a social entrepreneur is also hard. Doing both is much harder.  At times it can even feel impossible…

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Making The Leap From Social Enterprise Idea to Action

Bridging the gap

Recently I received a fabulous question from a Sedge member who was taking advantage of the BOOST Sneak Peek Video Training Series. The point was raised that for nonprofits looking to grow their budgets with a complementary social enterprise initiative, it can often be difficult to move out of the ideation phase and into the…

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