How to Know When to Leap Full Time into Your Impact 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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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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8 Inspiring Manifestos for Change

How do you build a movement? How do you get customers, staff and the public excited about your mission? What do you really stand for and how do you want to be remembered? One wonderful way to communicate your vision and values in an easy to digest way is by creating a manifesto. Whether it’s through an infographic,…

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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 Enterprise Trends in 2017

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

“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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Avoid These 3 Pitfalls When Collaborating

If you caught my last couple videos you’ll know that I am a big fan of collaboration. You will have heard me talk about the benefits and pluses of working in partnership with others to achieve your impact goals. In this video I want to talk about… the dark side.   When things go wrong.…

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