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Why Social Entrepreneurs Can’t Do Small Talk
1 year ago

Why Social Entrepreneurs Can’t Do Small Talk

It’s All About Deeper Connections…We all have one: that friend who is always asking us not just how we’re doing, but—really—how are we doing? That person who not only listens …
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An Introduction To Raising Money For Your Startup
1 year ago

An Introduction To Raising Money For Your Startup

Small businesses may piece together funding from several different sources—such as bank loans, friends and family, or equity investors. Read this article to learn more about financing options available for …
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3 Tips For Sharing Your Vision With Your Team
1 year ago

3 Tips For Sharing Your Vision With Your Team

We all have the same machine clanking around our heads. A walnut. And these walnuts, these machines, never touch each other, never see each other, never say hello to each …
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Legal Minute: 6 Important Tips for Hiring Unpaid Interns
1 year ago

Legal Minute: 6 Important Tips for Hiring Unpaid Interns

So you’re a new business owner in need of personnel. Thank goodness for unpaid interns willing to trade in their time for experience. Before you set your eager new intern …
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What Makes You Tick? Questions To Ask Yourself
1 year ago

What Makes You Tick? Questions To Ask Yourself

I think it’s fair to say that no matter who we are or where we are at in this journey, we can always find ways to create more meaning in …
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5 Tips For Developing Your Dream Product
1 year ago

5 Tips For Developing Your Dream Product

For many of us, creating a product is the ultimate dream. The idea that you designed and produced a physical product that lives out in the world is exciting, to …
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Employee Equity The Easy Way
1 year ago

Employee Equity The Easy Way

Numerous studies have found less staff turnover and more productive and innovative employees at firms where employees share a financial stake in the company’s success. But, granting employees shares of stock can also be …
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What To Know When Hiring An Independent Contractor
2 years ago

What To Know When Hiring An Independent Contractor

Entering into an independent contractor agreement can be quite beneficial to both the worker and the company. Hiring an independent contractor means fewer burdens and formalities than hiring an …
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Why Co-Emergence Matters In The World Of Impact Startups
2 years ago

Why Co-Emergence Matters In The World Of Impact Startups

There is so much advice out there about starting up a company and much of it is anecdotal. Some of it offers step-by-step methodologies for finance, sales, legal, and marketing …
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Small Businesses Saturday + #GivingTuesday | 3 Steps to Unlock the Potential in this Perfect Match
2 years ago

Small Businesses Saturday + #GivingTuesday | 3 Steps to Unlock the Potential in this Perfect Match

Small Businesses and nonprofits are a match made in heaven. When done correctly, these strategic partnerships can create incredible value for both parties. One amazing opportunity no small business should …
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How To Attract Like-Minded People And Foster A Loyal Community
2 years ago

How To Attract Like-Minded People And Foster A Loyal Community

Investing in your community is a lifeline for your organization. When you have a strong and loyal community behind you who sees your vision, understands what you …
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3 Powerful And Practical Strategies To Scale The Impact Of Your Social Business
2 years ago

3 Powerful And Practical Strategies To Scale The Impact Of Your Social Business

This article focuses on the challenge of how to increase the real impacts that social enterprises make. How can we accelerate the scaling of impactful social enterprise experiences? In short, …
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How To Make The Biggest Impact With Your Business
2 years ago

How To Make The Biggest Impact With Your Business

With buy one, give one businesses and social enterprises popping up nearly everywhere these days, it’s no surprise that critics of the giveback business model are also making their voices …
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How To Go From Idea To Reality When Creating a Socially Good Company
2 years ago

How To Go From Idea To Reality When Creating a Socially Good Company

A “socially good” company is a label we are seeing and hearing a lot of right now. It’s a concept that merges everyday business practices with a responsibility to value …
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Key Marketing (And Simple) Tips for Product Based Social Businesses
2 years ago

Key Marketing (And Simple) Tips for Product Based Social Businesses

Marketing can be one of the most exciting parts of a business or product launch. Thanks to technology, you have more ways to market than ever.

But all of that …
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One Company’s Secret to Celebrating The Wins And Staying Grounded
2 years ago

One Company’s Secret to Celebrating The Wins And Staying Grounded

So you’re an entrepreneur and your business has started seeing some success. We hate to be the ones to burst your bubble, but don’t get too​ excited. Of course, you deserve a huge congratulations …
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Why Great Leaders Give Their Power Away
2 years ago

Why Great Leaders Give Their Power Away

There is a strong, even evolutionary association between leadership and power. It’s coded in us to see those that take charge as those that are somehow more than us, better …
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Purpose Drives You, Passion Alone Drifts You
2 years ago

Purpose Drives You, Passion Alone Drifts You

People are often mistaken in the belief that in order to enjoy their job, they need to pursue their “passion”. Is following your passion worth it? Truth is, passion is …
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What Growing Up in the Amazon Rainforest Taught Me About Entrepreneurship
2 years ago

What Growing Up in the Amazon Rainforest Taught Me About Entrepreneurship

When I was five years old, my parents made the decision to move the entire family from our comfortable home in Boise, Idaho to a small jungle village in South …
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What to Look for in a Collaboration
2 years ago

What to Look for in a Collaboration

Collaborations for business and startups have helped many companies to grow. At MATTER, we believe that being a collaborative brand enables us to build a network that creates access to …
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4 Companies That Will Help You Grow Your Socially Conscious Startup
2 years ago

4 Companies That Will Help You Grow Your Socially Conscious Startup

The Beatles once sang, “I get by with a little help from my friends.” When you’re building a company from scratch, attempting to sway fickle consumers, managing a team and …
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Does Your Organization Have an Identity?
2 years ago

Does Your Organization Have an Identity?

There’s a code at the Open Society Foundation that reimburses employees for bringing a housewarming gift if they choose to stay at a friend’s house during their work travels.

A …
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Why Sales Is Simply A Language That Communicates Value
2 years ago

Why Sales Is Simply A Language That Communicates Value

For individuals launching a startup, the word “sales” can cause a form of fear or paralysis. In a startup culture where wearing many hats comes with the territory, sales is sometimes …
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How To Build A Strong Team
2 years ago

How To Build A Strong Team

Starting a business is difficult – you have your customers, plans for growth and cash flow to worry about, not to mention the daily stresses that come with running a …
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How To Have a Healthy View of Competition in the World of Entrepreneurship
2 years ago

How To Have a Healthy View of Competition in the World of Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurs are thought leaders, ambitious and driven. On the flip side, they can be rather rebellious, anxious, emotional and neglect their health, sleep, and rest. Our generation has been pitted …
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