The Real Story of My Entrepreneurial Journey: PART 3 – The Messy Middles of Collaboration

If I counted the number of hours spent contributing over the last six years to projects and collaborations that didn’t amount to any direct benefits, I would probably cry.(Thankfully, this task would be impossible so you can hold the tissues!)Also thankfully, of course, none of this time was lost. It wasn’t directly useful to an…

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The Real Story of My Entrepreneurial Journey: PART 2 – Too _____ to Give Up (Insert Adjective of Your Choice)

Previously, in Part One of the real story of my entrepreneurial journey… Fueled by the hardheaded belief that there is no ‘right’ way of doing things, I navigated through the typical business grad career job in the financial industry in my early post-university years. Frustrated by the feeling of ‘living a double life’ I eventually took the…

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The Real Story of My Entrepreneurial Journey: PART 1 – A PERFECT STORM

Last night, long past the sunset, I was wrapping things up at my co-working space. I paused for a moment (to perk up the air with Weezer’s new cover album on YouTube) and started chatting with the other member who was there late. After swapping intros, with a laugh she said that my story was…

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Best of 2018: Year In Review

10 Lessons Learned in 2018 Some learning themes that showed up for me throughout the past year. Maybe they resonate or perk some new reflections on your 2018 experience as well. When it comes to your health, one drop too much (of stress of any kind) can spill the entire bucket. (Related: Is Taking On Too…

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3 Questions to Design a Social Value Proposition that Truly Makes a Difference

As a social entrepreneur, you have a drive and passion to help others through your services and solutions. That enthusiasm, however, doesn’t always translate into a social value proposition that will truly make a difference for your customers or beneficiaries. It’s not uncommon for social entrepreneurs to struggle when it comes to developing their big…

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3 Myths to Conquer When Starting Your Social Enterprise

Starting your Social Enterprise should be about creating the change you want to see in the world. Even when this goal is clear, you might still find yourself held back by common beliefs about what it really takes to launch a successful business. These beliefs have the potential to erode your confidence, shake your nerve,…

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5 Ways to Tell Your Impact Brand Story with Authenticity (like a Human)

Marketing. I’m going to go out on a limb and guess that this is not your favorite part of being a changemaker. It might even be the last thing on your list. It might feel a bit scary or uncomfortable; it might feel like a task outside of your wheelhouse, or it might be something…

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Is Taking On Too Much Compromising Your Impact?

(Not So) Breaking News in the Case of Carruthers vs. Life Charge: Overdoing-it Verdict: Guilty as charged Confession time. Something I’ve had a lot of trouble with over the years, and especially more recently, is over-committing myself and taking on way.too.many.things. I imagine you might have this challenge too. That’s because I know you have…

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22 Awesome Social Enterprise Ideas and Examples

There are several ways you can go about searching for social enterprise ideas. Seeing examples of social enterprise in action is one of these best ways to get inspired for what you might want to create! Social enterprise ideas, unlike conventional business ideas, typically result from a desire to solve a social need; similar to…

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The Ultimate GIFTS THAT GIVE Holiday Shopping Guide for 2017! Support Socially Conscious, Ethical and Environmentally Sustainable Businesses this Season

If you’ve been following The Sedge for awhile, you may remember the Gifts that Give holiday shopping guides I pulled together for the 2015 and 2016 holiday season… So it’s no surprise that throughout the year I’ve been collecting links to interesting ethical, sustainable, eco-conscious products that are perfect for holiday gifts in preparation for…

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