The Most Underestimated Skill of a Marketer

Most social entrepreneurs land into social enterprise somewhat by accident. They experience inequality, witness injustice, or feel called to step up and transform the way something is done so that it works better. Because of this there is no ‘common background’ amongst social entrepreneurs. Changemakers are made up of such a diverse group from all…

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7 Steps to Focus Your Vague Idea into a Perfect Impact Offer

Are you suffering from Impact Abstractitis? Tell me… Do you find yourself constantly dreaming up new creative solutions to serve your audience, customers and/or beneficiaries? Do you get blank or confused stares when you describe what you do to people who don’t already know? Do you find yourself continuously torn between various projects in your…

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Launch Lessons – starting a second business

This is part of a 4 week daily challenge to share lessons learned over my first 4 years of launching and growing The Sedge social enterprise! Take a look at the full list of behind-the-scenes stories and my top 20 lessons learned:  4 Year Throwback: Top 20 Lessons Learned From My First 4 Years in Business

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Tips for Running an Effective Online Course Pilot Program

This is part of a 4 week daily challenge to share lessons learned over my first 4 years of launching and growing The Sedge social enterprise! Take a look at the full list of behind-the-scenes stories and my top 20 lessons learned:  4 Year Throwback: Top 20 Lessons Learned From My First 4 Years in Business

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4 Ways to Stay Focused When You Feel Pulled in a Million Directions

If you aren’t organized or thoughtful about how you plan your days, you’ll soon see that you’re off track on your most important goals. Learning how to be an effective planner as an entrepreneur and changemaker has a learning curve. You need to find a planning method that works for you and make following that…

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Resource Roundup – March 2017

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

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

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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